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Jerry Cantrell will appear in a supergroup alongside Perry Farrell, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Don Was, and Billy Bragg to perform at the Road Recovery Benefit Concert 2009 at Nokia Theater in NYC on May 1. The event is in honor of Wayne Kramer of MC5 and benefits Road Recovery, an organization dedicated to helping young people battle addiction.
The emcee will be Matt Pinfield. Also appearing are Joan As Police Woman, Ours, Miggs, Crazy James, and more surprise guests.
Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell recently spoke to MTV.com about his upcoming solo album, which he expects to complete by the fall.
"I've spent the last year and a half in writing mode, compiling a lot of material, writing with a lot of different people," Cantrell told MTV.com. "I've worked with some great songwriters, and I've just been stockpiling my warheads, so to speak, until it's time to do a record. And it's getting pretty close to that time. I've been just gearing up for the next phase of my career, whether that's my third solo record or, of course, there's a possibility it may be a new band as well. I'm just sussing that out for myself. CARDBOARD VAMPYRES [the 'covers' band featuring Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy], is something we do for a blast."
Cantrell's been working with several high-profile musicians, including METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, ex-JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Wyse, ex-JANE'S ADDICTION drummer Stephen Perkins, ALICE IN CHAINS' Sean Kinney and Mike Inez, producer Marti Frederiksen (MICK JAGGER, AEROSMITH) and FAITH NO MORE's Mike Bordin, who played drums on Cantrell's most recent disc, 2002's "Degradation Trip". More...
Britain's Metal Hammer magazine is reporting that Glenn Danzig (DANZIG, ex-MISFITS) is working on a concept album with ex-ALICE IN CHAINS axeman Jerry Cantrell.
The record, which Danzig describes as "death blues," will double up as the soundtrack to a movie adaptation of Danzig's Verotik comic.
DANZIG released their new album, "Circle of Snakes", in August through Danzig's Evilive label (Regain Records in Europe). Cantrell is writing his third solo album while continuing to play select gigs with his "jam" band CARDBOARD VAMPYRES (which also features ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MOTLEY CRUE frontman John Corabi).
Jerry Cantrell's manager Bill Siddons has confirmed to Launch that the former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist has formed a new band with former THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy. Siddons, however, was unable to confirm that ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE vocalist John Corabi had also been jamming with the two guitarists. The new project, which Siddons describes as "Jerry having fun," does not have an official name and is expected to feature a revolving cast of players and special guests. The band will perform on April 12 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, at a benefit for the Sweet Relief organization.
Siddons told Launch that Cantrell got the idea for the new band after appearing with CAMP FREDDY, a similar project that features JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, various former members of GUNS N' ROSES, and a number of guest performers.
The Cantrell/Duffy project will play mostly cover tunes, plus selected material from their previous bands. Sweet Relief, founded by singer/songwriter Victoria Williams in 1994, provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.