Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Makes Major Solo Album Announcement


Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release his 2002 solo album Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2 on vinyl for the first time ever on February 15th in North American, and it will be limited to 2,000 numbered copies. It will be a four-LP set pressed on black, red, and yellow 180-gram vinyl.

Cantrell first toured Degradation Trip in 2001 before it was officially released, selling early copies at shows, and later releasing the one disc version of the album in summer 2002, followed by a double album version in November. The Degradation Trip shows in 2001-2002 were Cantrell’s first with future Alice In Chains singer William DuVall.

Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell was asked if he wants to make another solo album in a 2017 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.”

Jerry Cantrell was recently reported to have been undergoing back surgery, with Alice In Chains set to return to the road in March.

  • Lucas Mellone

    Always clickbaiting.

    • Caynan Crenshaw

      I agree…. when i looked up Alice in Chains on google to see whats going on in the news with them, i saw this article and i thought Jerry Cantrell was actually making new music

      • Lucas Mellone

        Yeah.. me too. I was actually hyped by the announcement, but when I read the article, it was just an AltNation clickbait.

        This is how a brazillian website titled the announcement in their page, much more fair:
        “Jerry Cantrell to release four-LP set from his solo masterpiece “Degradation Trip” (Translated from portuguese)

  • Anonymous501

    God dammit. I bought the single album version when it came out a year or two ago. Will buy this, but also thought this article was referring to new music.

    I also want Boggy Depot on Vinyl. Love that album.

  • Ryan

    Jerry is basically saying my solo albums good. But Alive where the $$$$$ is.

  • Eddie Yarler

    Fuck off. Seriously. This isn’t even clickbait. Its outright lying at this point. You know everyone was thinking about a new solo album. Especially considering A Job to Do and Setting Sun were released the past two years.

  • mikesmaddie

    I do hope that Jerry is recovering well from his surgery.

  • Buck

    Who cares? More garbage no one wants. There’s a reason he’s still pretending to be Alice In Chains. No one wants to listen to him and his horrible singing voice unless it’s AIC. So they get that talentless black guy, turn down his mic so jerry can pretend everyone is there for him.
    If his solo career was successful, he wouldn’t be playing in chains anymore.