Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell discussed struggling at a recent show in Nashville in a new Instagram post.
“Some nights you feel all alone and you want to quit. Delirious, haggard, a barely functioning phlegm factory. Nashville you carried me through the early tough rounds and the band rallied and leaned in to get me over the finish line. Tonight was a battle from the ropes and you all wouldn’t let me go down. Thank you for a truly memorable show I won’t soon forget . I was not going to miss this show at the Ryman. Great shot of the new JC Double J Paul with the stripey pants by my good friend Caesar @gibsonguitar . Rawk on y’all ! 🤘🏻”
You can see a photo below.
Alice In Chains toured with Deftones a decade ago. Deftones bassist Sergio Vega departed the band as per the reports. Reports of Vega selling a lot of equipment on Reverb started the speculations and then new band photos on Ticketmaster & Spotify showing the band without Vega had caused rumors to fuel up.
It has now been noted that the band has recruited Fred Sablan as their new touring bassist following the recent departure of Sergio Vega. Vega had appeared on four albums with Deftones: Diamond Eyes (2010), Koi No Yokan (2012), Gore (2016) and Ohms (2020).
Fred Sablan made his Deftones debut
Sablan made his live debut with the Deftones Thursday night (April 14) at the opening concert of the band’s spring 2022 U.S. tour at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon. Also joining the band for select songs was a second guitarist whose identity has not yet been revealed.
Sablan is best known as the former bassist for Marilyn Manson, having toured and recorded with the shock rocker between 2010 and 2014. He has also played bass for Chelsea Wolfe and Peter Hook and The Light, is a member of the punk-rock supergroup Heavens Blade alongside Youth Code singer Sara Taylor, Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D. (on guitar) and Suicide Silence drummer Alex Lopez.
Vega, who officially joined Deftonesin 2009, confirmed his exit last month, just days after a new photo of the band without him emerged online on various digital service providers. At the time, the 51-year-old musician claimed that he had been led to believe he would eventually be brought in as a full-time member, but, in 12 years’ time, that never happened.
“It was clear there was no opportunity for growth for me,” he said. Vega also thanked his former Deftones bandmates, adding that he wished he could have spoken to them in person. “I want you to know that I appreciate all the years we spent together: writing, performing, being taken into your worlds,” he said. “I learned a lot from each one of you, when you brought me in, you created a new sense of passion for music that I will always cherish and carry with me. You truly changed my life.”