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Jerry Cantrell Signs To Gibson

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The Press Release:
For the past 126 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. The new Gibson era celebrates the iconic models of the Gibson Golden Era while leaning into the future with instruments that nurture new players across generations, genders, and genres of music. Gibson has announced today, January 17, 2020 that Jerry Cantrell–main songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist for the pioneering rock band Alice in Chains–will join as brand ambassador. Jerry Cantrell will be doing a signing in the Gibson experience space, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A at Winter NAMM on Saturday, January 18 at 4:00pm.

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Jerry Cantrell by Scott Dachroeden

Jerry Cantrell remains one of the most iconic rock musicians of our generation.
His career outside of Alice in Chains has consisted of two solo albums and several film soundtracks. Jerry’s first solo album, Boggy Depot, was released in 1998 and contained three singles including the popular “Cut You In” and “My Song.” In 2002, Cantrell issued his second album, Degradation Trip, with Ozzy Osbourne’s then live rhythm section, Mike Bordin (drums) and Robert Trujillo (bass). The album featured two singles, “Anger Rising” and “Angel Eyes,” and the track “She Was My Girl” was included on the Spider-Man soundtrack. Degradation Trip was re-released in November of that year as a double album, featuring eleven additional tracks. In addition to his solo albums, Jerry Cantrell released music on soundtracks for several films including The Cable Guy, John Wick 2 and The Punisher.
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Korn and Alice In Chains Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour

The song “I Don’t Like Mondays” is not going to be hitting too many live music fans playlists as long as awesome tour announcements keep being rolled out on this generally not looked forward to day. It was only hours ago that I shared the update from Iron Maiden (seen HERE) and now comes the news that both Korn and Alice In Chains will be heading out on a summer co-headlining run. Check out the full press release and dates below the poster. Happy Monday to you all if I didn’t say it earlier.

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The Press Release:
Hard rock legends KORN and ALICE IN CHAINS have announced an epic co-headline amphitheater tour across North America this summer. Underoath will join as special guest on all dates, with Ho99o9 and FEVER 333 opening on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city outing will kick off July 18th in Del Valle, TX at Austin360 Amphitheatre and make stops in Dallas, Nashville, Toronto, Denver and more before wrapping September 4th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 1st at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 28st at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
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“Essential Alice In Chains” by Alice In Chains

Artist: Alice In Chains
Title: “Essential Alice In Chains”
Label: Columbia Legacy
Release Date: 9/5/2006
Genre: Grunge Rock
Rating: 4/5

When one considers the number of bands to come out of the Grunge-Rock era, one of the major players of the lot would be Seattle’s Alice In Chains. The band led by singer Layne Staley and guitarist Jerry Cantrell offered fans a darker, edgier music than the kind that would be found in groups like Pearl Jam or Nirvana. As a matter of fact the group had the closest ties to the Metal genre, and were the probably among the most Metal-based of them all. Musically the band would be a profound force while lyrically the rage and anger about life and its trials would be showcased on a number of excellent and very memorable songs. In 1990 the bands full-length debut “Facelift” would hit the fans of the Grunge circuit bands like a bag of quarters, as it was an album full of tight groove and expressive melodic vocals. The group would keep the music flowing by releasing periodic EP length albums such as “Jar Of Flies” and “Sap” that would be perfect for keeping the band in peoples minds until any full-length record would be ready for them to enjoy. They would also perform music for some movie soundtracks and unlike many bands who supply throwaway songs for these efforts, songs like “Would” from the hit movie “Singles” would be one of the groups finest tracks of all. During their career the group would appear on MTV’s “Unplugged” and deliver a memorable concert experience that showed just how different ones material can be delivered under this scenario and made for a very worthy album of its own. While inner turmoils would eventually lead to a silent breakup and find the individual members pursuing other projects and finding some amount of success in them – the question remained would the band ever reunite and showcase the impact that made them so special in the first place. For the original members the question would find a solemn answer when Layne Staley was found dead of a heroin overdose in his home in 2002. Now in 2006, Cantrell, Inez and Kinney have reformed AIC and begun touring with a new singer. The idea is not so much to replace Staley, for his was a presence that is not easily replaced. Instead it is more a means of bringing the music to the people once again and honoring the great music that they recorded together on their albums.
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