It's story time with Jerry Cantrell! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991.
Alice in Chains
Ever since deciding to continue as Alice in Chains after the death of Layne Staley, the band has faced some scrutiny from their fans who were not in love with the idea. In a video interview (watch above) we conducted with Sean Kinney at Rock on the Range, the drummer goes in-depth about the subject that has divided the band's followers.
With Alice in Chains' experiencing a successful return with 'Black Gives Way to Blue,' the band cleared one very significant hurdle, and with their new album, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' the veteran rockers prove they can sustain their excellence. While all the things you would expect from Alice in Chains -- sludgy guitars, haunting melodies, dark lyrics -- are on the disc, the band shows they can still put a fresh spin on their sound.
Alice in Chains are getting ready to release their second album with singer-guitarist William DuVall in the fold, as well as co-headline the upcoming Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The band's latest effort, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' is due on May 28 and Loudwire recently had a chance to speak with singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney about the experience of putting the disc together. In the first of our two-part interview, the guys go in-depth about the recording of the effort and speak about the two breakout singles -- 'Hollow' and 'Stone.' Check out the interview below: