Just go straight to that chorus line and I can swear the music sounds like it could’ve fit beautifully on the band’s 1995 self titled album. He grew up in Spanaway, and is the oldest of three children. Jerry's set was pretty cool. Songkick is the first to know of new tour announcements and concert information, so if your favorite artists are not currently on tour, join Songkick to track Jerry Cantrell and get concert alerts when they play near you, like 25192 other Jerry Cantrell fans. Showered with positive reviews, it has been described by many critics to be “Cantrell’s best record”. Born on March 18, 1966, in Tacoma, Washington, Jerry Cantrell is the son of Gloria Jean and Jerry Sr., Cantrell, the latter of whom was a Vietnam war veteran; his parents later divorced when he was seven years old. A fan of hard rock ever since his early adolescent years, he bought his first guitar when he was fourteen years old; however it wasn’t until he was seventeen that he first began to practice playing the instrument seriously. Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell discussed his ‘holy shit’ reaction to early Nirvana shows in a new Premier Guitar interview. Although the group got together a few times in the late 90’s, they did not record or put forth any new material; instead, Cantrell began working on his solo music career. Jerry Cantrell is an American musician best known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the Seattle Rock band Alice in Chains since 1987. Despite his initial intentions however, it wouldn’t be until he was seventeen that he first seriously began to play the instrument. A well established figure in the rock music scene, Cantrell has been featured in a number of television documentaries such as Unplugged (1996), I Love the ’90’s (2004), Behind the Music (2006), Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (2011), and Metal Evolution (2011), amongst others. drug use, war, pain, death) compared to Facelift and contained mostly songs that were written on the road. I loved the entire band he had with him. In a Dec. 17 letter to McCallum now filed with the court, an attorney for Alice In Chains members Sean Kinney and Cantrell contended that the business arrangement ended with Staley’s death. Jerry Cantrell, whether you want it or not, you are the illustration of the famous French saying that: "To live happily, let’s live in hiding!" Serving as their lead guitarist and main composted, Cantrell and his bandmates released their debut album, Facelift in 1990. | iHeartRadio Following their debut effort, Alice in Chains went on a concert tour for a few months, after which they began working on their second full-length album. Their most successful album to date, it featured darker themes (e.g. According to our records, Jerry Cantrell is possibly single. Jerry Cantrell, Actor: Jerry Maguire. Shortly afterwards, the band changed their name to Alice ‘N Chainz, which then eventually became the modern, Alice in Chains. Where is he now in 2018? Join Songkick Celebrate the Alice in Chains guitarist's birthday by learning all about him, like what his first job was. Spotlight \ Q&A: Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains The guitarist/songwriter on Layne Staley's legacy, Dave Grohl's support, and recruiting Elton John for the band's new album. Aside from that, things have been pretty quiet on the music front for Cantrell and his band, although there have been unconfirmed rumours stating that the group may once again be getting together sometime in the future. Locked On Lyrics: Everything you heard I did and maybe then some ok / Does it make you happy and now is it out of the way? You know how kids put your Christmas wishlist on your door, so you can tell your parents what you want for Christmas. Wanting to pursue it for himself, he later bought a guitar at the age of thirteen. Crazy On You (with Jerry Cantrell) [Live] Heart. I am trying to pinpoint (as best as I can) Jerry Cantrell's studio/live EQ. Songkick is the first to know of new tour announcements and concert information, so if your favorite artists are not currently on tour, join Songkick to track Jerry Cantrell and get concert alerts when they play near you, like 25206 other Jerry Cantrell fans. Comparable to his earlier works with Alice in Chains with its aggressive, metallic sounds, it revolved around lyrical themes of troubled relationships and drug abuse. Following through with his dreams, Cantrell formed a band called Diamond Lie in the mid 80’s with a few of his friendsーBobby Nesbitt, Mike Starr, and Layne Staley. Intended to have a “moody aura”, the album featured twelve songs, most of which were written by Cantrell; a few stand-out tracks include I Can’t Remember, It Ain’t Like That, Put You Down and I Know Somethin (Bout You). He resides in LA and spends time on his family ranch in Oklahoma. Following through with his newly found dream of becoming a musician, he formed a rock band called Diamond Lie in the mid 80’s with a few of his friends; the group consisted of drummer Bobby Nesbitt, bassist Mike Starr, and vocalist Layne Staley. Music video by Jerry Cantrell performing Leave Me Alone. Alice In Chains is one of my favorite groups so I was super happy when I got to see Jerry in concert. Jerry Cantrell is an American musician best known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the Seattle Rock band Alice in Chains since 1987. When watching him preform you can tell he was meant to do this all his life. Alice in Chains Guitarist Jerry Cantrell Remembers 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'He Was an Amazing Guitarist -- and an Even Better Person' By Richard Bienstock 12/8/2014 document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a60d7763b5cec4524ffd286651863ec0" );document.getElementById("cdbfd41fa5").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. What happened to Jerry Cantrell? Nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for the hit Man in the Box, it was later certified gold by the RIAA at the end of the year. Named after a ghost town, it consisted of twelve heavy metal and grunge tracks. In the years that have passed, the band have spread out across the United States (guitarist Jerry Cantrell and bassist Mike Inez live in southern California, vocalist William DuVall in Atlanta, drummer Sean Kinney still in Seattle), but last summer they all returned home to work on their sixth album, Rainier Fog. Considered to be one of the most influential albums of the sludge metal sub genre, it consisted of thirteen songs including Dam That River, Down in a Hole, Would? To date, their best-selling album remains to be that of Dirt, which has since sold over four million copies across the world. Last night (December 6th), Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell played the first of two sold-out solo shows at the Pico Union Project in Los Angeles, California. Cantrell was born in Tacoma, Washington, on March 18, 1966, to Gloria Jean Krumpos and Jerry Fulton Cantrell. Produced by Dave Jerden, it served as the group’s first release with Columbia Records, with whom they signed with in 1989. A successful release, Degradation Trip boasted fourteen tracks including Anger Rising and Angel Eyes which were eventually released as hit singles. On Wednesday, a rumor was going around that battle royale game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout would be coming to the Xbox Game Pass. Facebook Twitter Together, they went on to perform at a number of local venuesーcapturing the attention of those in the Seattle area with their music. To stay up to date with the rock band, you can follow them on Twitter at @AliceinChains. 441 talking about this. Want to see Jerry Cantrell in concert? Aside from his work with the rock band, Cantrell has also released a few music albums as a solo artist. Get your tour dates seen by one billion fans: American Express British Summer Time (BST) 2021. While Alice in Chains wasn’t as successful as Dirt in terms of sales, it debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, where it stayed for forty-six weeks. Produced with the help of Toby Wright, whom he had worked with previously, it was noted for incorporating a blend of country, piano and organ elements. Although it wasn’t an instant success, having only sold less than 40,000 copies within six months, Facelift eventually went on to hit 400,000 units in sales. Three years later, Cantrell and his bandmates released their eponymous album, Alice in Chains in November 1995. In March 1998, the guitarist released his debut album entitled, Boggy Depot under Columbia Records. Self described as “half a redneck and half a Yankee”, Cantrell was raised around country music growing up; however that didn’t stop him from developing an interest in music of the hard rock genre in his early teens. And I had only one thing on there, I had a Les Paul on there because I was a big Kiss fan. It was a hot day and with everything that had been going on with the band I know it was hard for Jerry to perform, but just putting on a performance like that just proved how professional he is. Relationships. “I’m very happy to announce that I am officially joining the Gibson family,” Cantrell said in a statement. Their breakthrough album, Dirt entered the Billboard 200 at number six and went on to receive much praise from critics; it currently holds a near-perfect rating of four and a half stars on AllMusic. Jerry Cantrell has been in relationships with Shawnee Smith (2004), Carmella McCoy, Courtney Clarke (1988 - 1996), Heather Ankeny and Angel Olivencia.. About. Find information on all of Jerry Cantrell’s upcoming concerts, tour dates and ticket information for 2021-2022. Their first and last album with the Virgin label, it went on to peak at number five on the Billboard 200; it was later certified Gold by the RIAA in May 2010. In the summer of 2002, Cantrell released his second and final solo album, Degradation Trip. I remember him performing one of his hits called Solitude and he had the entire audience on their toes and we just let the music take control of our body and swayed to the song. From the Album The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: In Concert 2012 & 2013 (Live) [Explicit] Listen Now Buy song $0.99. Self described as “half a redneck and half a Yankee”, Cantrell was raised around country music growing up; however that didn’t stop him from developing an interest in music of the hard rock genre in his early teens. Following the release of their third full-length album, Alice in Chain went on hiatus after the death of Layne Staleyーthe band’s original lead vocalist. Dedicated to the late Layne Staley, it was also the musician’s first album with Roadrunner Records. In contrast to their earlier albums however, it also featured less metallic tones and focused more on texturally different musical arrangements and melodies. His melodic voice, is just what I need to break free of the world. Although the album wasn’t an instant success per se, it did go on to sell over 500,000 copies by the end of the yearーit was later certified gold by the RIAA. This past April, Alice in Chains performed at a concert for the first time in 2016 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, as part of Guns N’ Roses’ Reunion show. It was around this time that Cantrell began developing an interest in darker musical tones; he would later cite his drama and choir teachers to be two of the greatest motivators in his life. (The second show is tonight, December 7th). His maternal grandmother was from Norway, and his maternal grandfather was from Czech Republic. Met with mostly positive reviews upon its release, it successfully peaked at number twenty eight on the Billboard 200 in the United States; across the border, it reached number thirty-nine on the Canadian Chart. As of May 1996, Alice in Chains has received 2x Platinum accreditation from the RIAA for exceeding over two million copies in sales. Serving as the band’s lead guitarist, composer and co-vocalist and Cantrell and his band released their debut album, Facelift in August 1990. Oh sure, I was already excited since I’ve worshiped this band and especially Jerry Cantrell for half my life now; but then I heard the opening single: Well holy shit. Met with generally favourable reviews, it also peaked within the top twenty in Australia, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The winner of an MTV Video Music Award (e.g. Who is he dating right now? From there, the band took another break prior to reuniting for their fifth full-length album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which was released in May 2013. After a long six year hiatus, Alice in Chain got back together and released their fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue. ... "Go f-----g do it now." Born on March 18, 1966, in Tacoma, Washington, Jerry Cantrell is the son of Gloria Jean and Jerry Sr., Cantrell, the latter of whom was a Vietnam war veteran; his parents later divorced when he was seven years old. Jerry Cantrell Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018 He performs lead vocals on his solo endeavors, and is a part of Alice in Chains’ harmonizing double-sung fashion. Wanti… There was William and Shawn on the guitars and they were perfect for the show as well. He is a musician, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains. Body Measurements. One of the greatest moments was when Jerry told us we had him too hot. Met with a positive reception, it peaked at number forty two on the US Billboard 200 shortly after its releaseーwhich effectively made it the first grunge album to rank amongst the top fifty. From the commendation of resurgent Jerry Cantrell and industry interventionist Neil Lasher, the show was a loving display of altruism often too rare in live music. Unfortunately there are no concert dates for Jerry Cantrell scheduled in 2021. A post shared by Jerry Cantrell (@jerrycantrell) on Mar 10, 2020 at 4:42pm PDT Speaking to Gibson Guitars earlier this year, the musician teased that another solo project could be on the horizon. In support of the album, Cantrell also embarked on a two-month long solo tour in North America that April. I would love to work with that tone for myself and add my own spin to it as I believe that his tone is and always has been one of the best tones I've heard. Cantrell considers popular guitarists Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Angus Young, Eddie Van Halen and Jimmy Page to be his major musical influences growing up. (C) 1996 Sony BMG Music Entertainmenthttp://vevo.ly/UIoqQW Unfortunately there are no concert dates for Jerry Cantrell scheduled in 2021. On top of being an established musician, he has also appeared in a couple of films throughout the years including Jerry Maguire (1996) and Rock Slyde (2009). Property records also list the home as having an elevator. In 1998, he released Boggy Depot, which was then eventually followed up with Degradation Trip in 2002ーall of which made its way onto the music charts. Official Facebook page of Jerry Cantrell. Sean Kinney, Layne Staley, Mike Starr and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains during an In-Store record promotion in Los Angeles in September 1990. Jerry Cantrell is an American musician who is best known as the main songwriter and lead guitarist of the rock band, Alice in Chains. The band was part of the Grunge movement and is known for the unique vocal harmonies between Cantrell and Layne Staley, and later between Cantrell and William DuVall. Dirt, as it was called, was eventually released in the fall of 1992. Then he floors his car back to center court, where he passes the ball to Alice’s guitarist, Jerry Cantrell, who is waiting under a small goal. Serving as the president of the choir in his senior year, he lead the group to sing at multiple events and competitionsーwhich they won, with the highest possible marks. I mean this guy was awesome in Alice In Chains, but hearing him live is amazing. The first album to include Mike Inez on bass and the last for vocalist Layne Staley prior to his passing, it showcased twelve alternative metal and grunge tracks, including Heaven Beside You, Over Now and Grind, all of which contained lyrics written by Cantrell. As a student, Cantrell went to high school in the Washington city of Spanaway. 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