JERRY CANTRELL DISCUSSES ALICE IN CHAINS’ NEW ALBUM
This is from ESPN.com‘s chat last week with Alice In Chains frontman Jerry Cantrell:
Question: Jerry,I felt Black Gives Way to Blue was the best Rock album of 2009. I have read that you are working with the band to record a follow up. Is there any timeframe on when we can expect to hear it?
Jerry Cantrell (4:14 PM): Whenever we’re done. Schedules in music, I know people have done it and say you need an album out by this date and you’re talking about album tour, it can burn you out quickly. It did with our band. We’ve been fortunate to be partnered up with companies that respect the process. We’re never really forced to make music. If it doesn’t happen, then it doesn’t. We’ve been writing a lot. I also had shoulder surgery earlier this year. I’m at the tail end of rehabbing that. That put us back a little bit. But we have some stuff. We’ll do some writing. Hopefully we’ll have it out next year. We’ll put it out when we feel that it’s worth putting out.