Through the Fog: Jerry Cantrell Discusses the Return of Alice in Chains

Tacoma-born musician, Jerry Cantrell, is thought by many to be a guitar god. A co-founding member of the wildly popular grunge band, Alice In Chains, Cantrell’s prowess on the electric guitar along with his ability to write and sing devastating vocal harmonies, has carved out a place for him forever in rock ‘n’ roll history.

Alice In Chains — which has carried more than its fair share of grief over the years, losing members and friends of the band — is on the verge of releasing a new record titled Rainier Fog, out this Friday, August 24th via BMG. Yesterday saw "Alice in Chains Night" at a Seattle Mariners baseball game, and today, the band play an acoustic set on the newly-opened revolving glass floor of the Space Needle, which sits 500 feet above the ground. Then on Saturday, August 25th, they celebrate the release with a show at the White River Amphitheater. We wanted to catch up with Cantrell and find out about his roots in music, what he enjoyed from writing and recording the new album, and what he’s looking forward to on the horizon.

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