In a new interview, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell says the next Alice record should be out early next year.
“We started writing stuff last year,” Cantrell says. “I think we’re all good with that now, so now it’s time to cut it.
“So we’re gonna try to [finish the record for a 2012 release], but if not, it’ll probably be out early next year,” says Jerry. “It’ll be out about three or four minutes after we’re finished. Give the record company time to set it up and plan the attack and tour for hopefully a year, year and a half.”
Cantrell says the album would have been written sooner if not for his shoulders.
“I had some bone spurs [and] cartilage issues in my shoulders,” he explains. “I had the same issue in the other shoulder about six years ago so I’ve had them both done now. It’s a repetitive motion injury from playing. But the repair takes a year. So that kind of set us back a little bit, but it takes time anyway — my body started a vacation.”
Cantrell also commented on the Grammy nods his band’s last album, Black Gives Way To Blue, received. Basically, it was meaningless.
“We were very happy to be nominated and lose two Grammys again,” he jokes. “I think that put us at zero and eight. Hey, look, dude, it’s the old cliché, but it’s totally true, it’s an honor to be thought of. To be considered one of the [best hard rock performances] of the year, we achieved something. But we were very happy with that, we were very happy with the success that we had. It just felt good, it was hard work and it was worth every bit of it. And we’re looking forward to doing it again.”
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