While hardly in an official capacity Alice In Chains icon Jerry Cantrell and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil performed together alongside several campers in coordination with this month’s “The Sound of Seattle” Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp” in Los Angeles, California. The camp is purported to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people to play alongside their musical heroes and camp events span over four days where said campers join a band that is mentored by A-list musicians only to play with them as the camp concludes. You can view clips of Thayil and Cantrell playing below.
Alice In Chains recently paid tribute to this fallen grunge legend. In other news regarding Alice in Chains, during a fan Q&A that took place late last year, Slipknot member Corey Taylor discussed how he believes Alice in Chains is, in his opinion the greatest ‘big four grunge group’. Credit to Loudwire for the following transcription
“It has to be Alice in Chains because Alice in Chains, to me, is one of the greatest rock bands that ever was. I don’t just mean that from a grunge standpoint, or metal, or anything like that. They revolutionized so much musically, and they inspired me to change the way I write music. Full stop, period, the end of the sentence.”
Taylor would continue by stating the following.
“Layne Staley is still one of the greatest f***ing singers that ever lived. Now that is not a reflection on the demons that he had to fight obviously. But it has everything to do with his talent. He just made it look so f***ing easy. He could sing anything, he could write anything. And the shit that he was writing about was killing him, and yet we loved it. To me, that’s the greatest baring of the soul I’ve ever listened to. And if you need any more proof of that, all you need to do is listen to ‘Nutshell.’ It’s one of the greatest songs ever written. And that’s not even my favorite.”