Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell was asked if he wants to make another solo album in a recent interview with Eddie Trunk, following up his 1998 album Boggy Depot and 2002 album Degradation Trip.
“Yeah, probably. Down the road I wouldn’t rule it out. Alice has always been my number one concern since I started the band with the guys. That’s kind of where my heart has always been, one band is plenty (laughs). One band is plenty of attention, this is where my heart has always been. Still happy to be here working with the guys, moving forward, making music.”
Trunk mentioned some guys being in as many as five bands at the same time these days.
“I just don’t have the energy for that, hats off to all those guys (laughs). I think I’m a little too lazy. One band’s enough for me, I’m good.”
Cantrell also discussed Alice In Chains’ new album.
He said: “We’re in the process of cobbling together some tunes, and hopefully in the very near future we’ll have something out for you guys.’
Asked about a possible “target date” for the release of the next Alice In Chains disc, Cantrell said: “I don’t know. We’ll see. When we’re ready, we’ll let you know. [Laughs] But we are in the process of working on stuff, yeah.”
Pressed about whether Alice In Chains has actually begun recording the new album or if the songs are still being written, Cantrell replied: “I’m not gonna say.” He laughed before adding: “I will say we’ve got a few things brewing, so it probably won’t be too much longer.”
Asked if there are any Alice In Chains tour dates in the works, Cantrell said: “That’s probably part of the whole package. But, again, one step at a time. We can’t go out and do that until we make a great record, in our opinion, and then hopefully a few other people like it too.”