Jerry Cantrell

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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18 March 1966, Tacoma, Washington, USA. The guitarist and one of the guiding forces behind troubled Seattle band Alice In Chains, Cantrell’s solo releases have confirmed his reputation as one of the most talented songwriters to emerge from the 90s grunge scene.

Despite the success of 1990’s Facelift and 1992’s Dirt, Alice In Chains’ career was bedevilled by lead vocalist Layne Staley’s personal problems. By the mid-90s, Staley’s substance abuse had grown so problematic that Alice In Chains were unable to complete a full tour. After finishing work on the band’s 1995 self-titled release and an MTV Unplugged session, Cantrell set about recording material for his own solo album. He contributed a song to the soundtrack of The Cable Guy and then released Boggy Depot in spring 1998. The album’s stand-out track, the jazz-inflected closer ‘Cold Piece’, featured lyrics that many critics felt were aimed...

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