It looks like Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) has been working on a new solo album. He told People TV the following about the record while on the red carpet at the MusiCares Person Of The Year tribute to Aerosmith:
“I’m working on a new record myself, so, generally, when I’m in that sort of a mode, I pretty much don’t listen to anything until I’m done, so nothing creeps in there. I did a couple of shows December 7th and 6th at The Pico Union Project in L.A. with some friends, and I got to play some of my material from my solo records. 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 the work with Alice, I’m sure you might like some of this stuff too.”
During a recent “Soundcheck Live” event at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, CA, Sully Erna (Godsmack) took the stage to perform covers of Alice In Chains’ “Man In The Box” and The Doobie Brothers’ “Long Train Running” with Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Glen Sobel, Derek Frank, and Steve Fekete. You can see footage of that in the below video at about the 46:25 mark.
As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:
It is unbelievably sad to hear that my favorite drummer of all time, Neil Peart, has left us. Very hard to find words to properly express the level of inspiration & influence he had on so so many musicians. He will forever remain at the top of my list. Farewell to a true king. pic.twitter.com/A9QkSWg2f9
Neil Peart Is single-handedly the reason I became a musician back in 1978 after hearing “all the worlds a stage” @rushtheband has been my favorite band since, so to hear that Neil passed away today is absolutely devastating to me. I’m sad beyond words……………… pic.twitter.com/PPcjzJNyXB
At the end of a crazy @rockhall night in 2013 where @rushtheband & @PublicEnemyFTP were inducted. It was just myself & Neil PEart alone talkin & laughing low in relief the long night was over-a small table backstage sharing a unique moment without much word. Rest in Beats my man
During his December 6 show at the Pico Union Project in Los Angeles, CA, Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) was joined onstage by Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.), Gil Sharone (ex-Marilyn Manson, etc.), James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth, etc.), and more. You can check out fan-filmed footage from the show below. Cantrell will return to the stage at the same venue tonight (December 7).
Alice In Chains have appeared in “AdventureQuest 3D” and “AQWorlds” as part of a month long event in the “Battle Concert Arena.” A virtual version of the band can be seen playing an in-game concert as players battle monsters. This news comes after Korn previously took part in a similar event.
Alice In Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell’s December 7 show at The Pico Union Project in Los Angeles, CA has officially sold out, so he has decided to play another concert at the same venue on December 6. Tickets for the new date will go on sale Friday (November 8) at 10am PST.
Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below (courtesy of The PRP):