When Alice in Chains’ video for “Man in the Box” began airing on MTV in 1991, astute guitar players took note of Jerry Cantrell and his single-humbucker G&L Rampage. His deft musicianship and menacing guitar work helped bridge the gap between Eighties shred virtuosity and the grunge-era’s punk-influenced raw aggression.
“We approach every new record the same way—by just fucking totally forgetting about the last one,” Jerry Cantrell says about the creative process within Alice in Chains. “You have to start from a zero every time.” For Alice in Chains, of course, starting from zero hasn’t always been so easy. For a long time, the band’s past—both the highs and lows—has loomed rather largely in their present.
Alice In Chains’ new album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which is due out May 28, is available for preorder on iTunes. Buyers who preorder it will receive an instant download of the new single, “Stone.”
Alice In Chains have released a new lyric video for a "Stone," a track off their new album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which is scheduled to be released May 28. The album is already available for preorder on iTunes. Fans who preorder the album will receive an instant download of “Stone.”
Twenty-something years ago, Jerry Cantrell bought his first G&L Rampage while working at a Dallas music store, and he still rocks ‘em hard today. But what Jerry didn’t discover at the time was the G&L Superhawk, a hard-charging model like the Rampage but equipped with twin ‘buckers. That’s changed and so will rock history.