It's great to listen to Alice in Chains perform, but how cool would it be to be able to play like guitarist Jerry Cantrell? The musician was on hand at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles to show exactly how the 2014 edition of Rocksmith can help you do just that.
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.
Though many credited Nirvana with powering the grunge movement, Alice in Chains' 'Facelift' was a pre-cursor to the 'Nevermind' album and the dark and moody harmonizing of Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell provided a signature sound for the group.
Alice in Chains made their triumphant return last week (May 28) with the release of their latest offering ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.’ The new disc marks the follow up to 2009’s ‘Black Gives Way to Blue,’ and their second release since reuniting in 2005.
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 guitarist/co-vocalist Jerry Cantrell needed to look no further than his own father for inspiration for the band's hit song 'Rooster.' The title came from the nickname given to his father while he was serving in the Vietnam War.
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