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Jerry Cantrell Is Making a New Solo Album

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Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist/primary songwriter Jerry Cantrell has revealed he’s working on a new solo outing… his first since 2002’s Degradation Trip.

Speaking on the red carpet of the recent MusiCares Person Of The Year tribute to Aerosmith, Cantrell said:

“When I’m with Alice, I’m with Alice and that takes the majority of my time. This year, we’re taking a little time off so. If you liked any of the solo work that I did or work with Alice, I’m sure you might like some of this stuff too.”

Cantrell didn’t make his first solo album, 1998’s Boggy Depot, until it was fairly clear that Alice was dunzo, at least for the time being… and he hasn’t made another one since getting Alice back together in 2005. And given that he writes all of AiC’s stuff anyway, uh… well, I guess what I’m saying is, I don’t really know why he’d need or want to do a solo album, and it makes me a little nervous about Alice in Chains’ future to hear this news. Hopefully that’s just me being my usual pessimistic self…

[via The PRP]

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