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Jerry Cantrell Speaks On The Alice In Chains Songs He’s Most Proud Of


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Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell took part in the recurring ‘Music Ruined My Life’ segment on the latest episode of the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘ (listen to that here,) which aired yesterday, May 19th

During his appearance he was asked which of his songs he’s most proud of and while there was no clear cut winner, he did have the following to say of the matter:

“I mean I guess I feel the same way about our music as I would feel about trying to single one song out of the whole musical experience of one fan—I really couldn’t do that. I’m really proud of everything we’ve ever done.

Man In The Box‘ means a lot, because it was our first big hit. ‘Rooster‘, seven minutes, I wrote that for my dad. ‘Check My Brain‘, that was a gigantic hit too and kind of heralded the coming back of this band.”

Speaking of more recent output, he settled upon the title track to the Alice In Chains‘ latest record “Rainier Fog” as being a song he’s currently quite proud of:

“This record is chockful of good tunes. it really is. Of course everybody’s going to say that, it’s your new record.

But it’s a remarkable piece of work in the history of this band, I think. I really do.”

Rainier Fog‘ is kind of this punky, metal kind of thing—That’s kind of the thread and the theme of the title of the record and where we started, where we recorded it, kind of coming full circle back to where we started.”

He continued:

“It’s got elements of all that [the Seattle music scene.] It’s more personal to this band and to this group of fellas, this six group of fellas.

But all of the characters and all of folks that have been part of our lives in the Seattle area, that song kind of encompasses all of that. It’s more like a collage, a collage of all sorts of stuff.”

An official music video for “Rainier Fog” premiered online last week and can be found below. The band’s current touring plans run as follows:

05/23 Glasgow, UK – Braehead Arena
05/24 Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
05/25 London, UK – Wembley Arena
05/27 Tilburg, NET – 013
05/28 Paris, FRA – Olympia
05/30 Brussels, BEL – AB
05/31 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
06/01 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
06/03 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
06/04 Hamburg, GER – Stadtpark
06/06 Aarhus, DEN – Northside Festival
06/07 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/09 Nuremburg, GER – Rock im Park
06/11 Krakow, POL – Impact Festival
06/13 Tallinn, EST – RockCafe
06/15 Oulu, FIN – Energia Arena
06/16 Helsinki, FIN – Kaisaniemi Park
06/18 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2
06/20 Moscow, RUS – Glavclub

With Korn & Underoath:

07/18 Del Valle, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre (feat. Ho99o9)
07/20 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion (feat. Ho99o9)
07/23 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (feat. Ho99o9)
07/25 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (feat. Ho99o9)
07/26 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (feat. Ho99o9)
07/28 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre (feat. Ho99o9)
07/30 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (feat. Ho99o9)
07/31 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (feat. Ho99o9)
08/02 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater (feat. Ho99o9)
08/03 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/06 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (feat. Ho99o9)
08/07 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (feat. Ho99o9)
08/09 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/10 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre (feat. Ho99o9)
08/11 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (feat. Ho99o9)
08/13 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (feat. Ho99o9)
08/14 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (feat. Ho99o9)
08/16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center (feat. Ho99o9)
08/17 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion (feat. Fever 333)
08/18 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center (feat. Fever 333)
08/20 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (feat. Fever 333)
08/21 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (feat. Fever 333)
08/23 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (feat. Fever 333)
08/25 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (feat. Fever 333)
08/27 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre (feat. Fever 333)
08/30 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre (feat. Fever 333)
08/31 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion (feat. Fever 333)
09/02 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (feat. Fever 333)
09/04 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (feat. Fever 333)

With City And Colour:

09/20 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater

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