Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell‘s “Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2” will be released on vinyl for the first time next month. They will be available as a 4-LP set pressed on yellow, solid red, and black mixed 180 gram vinyl (limited to 2,000 individually numbered copies). The set will be released in Europe on February 8. A North American release is expected to follow on February 15.
During the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, OH last night (April 14), Alice In Chains‘ Jerry Cantrell and Heart‘s Ann Wilson paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a cover of Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun.” You can see footage of that below:
During a recent interview with Guitar World, Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell discussed the band’s upcoming album, which is expected to be released this summer. The effort has already been tracked, and is currently being mixed by Joe Barresi.
Cantrell said the following about the album:
“It’s not that we were keeping it a secret—we just didn’t want to say a whole lot about it until we had something to say. And we certainly have something to say with this one. It’s a fucking strong record.”
He also added:
“It’s a record we haven’t done yet, I can tell you that. But it’s also a record that has all the elements of anything you would expect from us. It’s got our fingerprint. And we’re really proud of the material that we wrote and the performances we captured. There’s some really heavy shit, some really ugly stuff, some real beautiful stuff, some weirdo trippy shit… it’s good!”
The Rock Against MS Foundation have launched an all-star auction to help out people suffering from multiple sclerosis. The following items are up for auction:
* Michael Anthony Signed Jack Daniels Guitar & Exclusive Merchandise
* Alice in Chains Signed Signature Jerry Cantrell Guitar
* Buddy Guy Signed Guitar & Memorabilia
* Marky Ramone will Create You a “One of a Kind” Personal Drum-Head Hand Created Masterpiece
* Jerry Cantrell, John 5, Mike Inez, Scott Ian & More – Autographed Schecter Bass Guitar
* The Temptations & The Four Tops Signed Guitar and Memorabilia
* Boz Scaggs Signed Epiphone Guitar
The Rock Against MS Foundation is still in its early stages, but it will soon plan to use a three grant resource system to offer daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while also helping people with MS to live independent and full lives. A brick and mortar facility called The Rock House is being put together as well, with plans to provide free programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
As part of the Museum of Pop Culture’s Founders Award celebration, Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) and Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) joined members of The Doors onstage to perform the band’s tracks “Love Her Madly” and “Light My Fire.” Check out footage of Cantrell playing “Love Her Madly” with Robby Krieger and footage of Novoselic playing “Light My Fire” with Krieger and John Densmore below: