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:
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:
Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) is steaming a new song titled “A Job To Do,” via Billboard. The track, which he collaborated on with composer Tyler Bates will be featured on the soundtrack for “John Wick: Chapter 2.” The movie will hit theaters tomorrow (February 10).
Layne Staley’s (Alice In Chains) former bandmate Ron Holt is auctioning off a rare recording from their band 40 Years Of Hate on eBay. You can bid on the tape HERE, or buy it outright for $5,000.
Here’s the description from the eBay page:
Up for sale is a rare one of a kind item. This is a 1 inch 16 track studio master from 1988 featuring Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Prior to Alice n Chains Layne Staley worked with Seattle musician and songwriter Ron Holt on a project they called ’40 Years of Hate’. The band featured former AIC member James Bergstrom, up and coming Seattle drumming talent Davis Martin, Ron Holt, Layne and Jerry Cantrell. The music was a mix of industrial, rock and funk rock. The songs were never fully recorded and exist here in an unfinished state. Jerry Cantrell was slated to play guitar on this session but never did. Jerry played on the 4 track demos of these songs. So the tracks that were recorded were: bass guitar, synthesizers and drum machine programming – Ron Holt, drums – James Bergstrom, percussion – Davis Martin, back up vocals by the group and then a track of time code on track 8.
There are 6 songs with Layne’s singing:
It’s Coming After (Released on Second Coming’s L.O.V.Evil CD)
Throw Me Down
Tell Me How To Love You
Dance It Up
I Don’t Care
The songs were digitized years ago. Alternate mixes of these songs were leaked onto YouTube. The songs I Don’t Care and Party People can be found there. The song It’s Coming After was released by Seattle band Second Coming featuring Jesse Holt, former AIC members James Bergstrom and Johnny Bacolas.
This is an extremely rare item. The tape was baked once and digitized. The digitized tracks exist and can be made part of the sale. But publishing rights are not a part of this sale. Are NOT. This auction is for the physical tape and box only. Offers on the songs themselves will be considered.
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Thank you for your curiosity and love for Layne.
In a new interview with KOMP 92.3, Chino Moreno revealed that Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) would be featured as a guest on the new Deftones album. Moreno went on to say that he still has to track some more vocals for the effort, which is tentatively set for a September 25 release date.
Here’s what Moreno said about Cantrell’s guest spot:
“Jerry is on the new album. I didn’t know if he wanted anyone to know or not… He came in and there’s this one track, in the demo stages of it, I was like there’s this hole in there. In Deftones songs there’s not really any guitar solos per se, but there is a section in there that is not typically a solo, but it had an area where it could use something like what he does, especially his style and just the way he plays guitar. So I sent him the track and he then like sent it back like two days later. So when we recorded the song, he came in and laid it down. It’s just awesome. You’re hearing a Deftones song, but then a little bit of Alice In Chains and it’s kind of neat. Me, as a fan, I was just kicked back with a little tear coming out of my eye.”
Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N” Roses) is streaming his the title track if his new EP, “How To Be A Man,” via Rolling Stone. This song also features special guests Izzy Stradlin (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), and Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour). The EP will be released on May 12, along with McKagan’s new book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions).