Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell recently appeared on Poker Night Live. Host Joe Stapleton praised AIC’s 1996 MTV Unplugged performance, calling it better than Nirvana’s.
“Jerry I wanted to ask you a question about the Unplugged album. Now me and my friends always thought we heard this thing on the Unplugged album, which by the way I think is better than the Nirvana Unplugged and better than the Crash Test Dummies Unplugged, a great Unplugged album.”
Cantrell responded, “Thank you.”
Stapleton added, “It seemed like at the end, you guys are done playing, and then a voice in the crowd yells: ‘Ayyyyy, (bleep) you man!’ Then you’re like, ‘Okay, one more song.’ That’s what it sounds like on the album, does that sound at all familiar to you?”
Cantrell responded, “Uhhh, boy that’s a lot of years.
Stapleton said, “A guy requested an encore by cursing at you!”
Cantrell responded, “Yeah, that’s a lot of years and a lot of brain cells ago, but I wouldn’t doubt it, yeah. We just always loved that. One of my favorite things is I remember Layne at the end, because it was a magical show, I remember that. It was one of those nights where everybody was on, it was really cool, the crowd was great. It was at a theater somewhere in New York, there were candles everywhere. I think Layne said, ‘I love you all, I wanna hug you all, but I’m not gonna!’ Then we walked offstage.”