Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Reveals Axl Rose & Aaron Rodgers’ Bizarre Habit


Jerry Cantrell revealed which Alice In Chains songs described NFL players on Fox Sports Live last night. He was asked what Alice In Chains song described Aaron Rodgers, after the Green Bay Packers quarterback was seen disappearing into a small tent to get his upper leg wrapped.

“First of all, that’s the first time I’ve seen a guy have his own tent on the side, that’s like Axl Rose. He had to climb into it, instead of walk into it. I’d have to go ‘Man In The Box’ on that.”

He said the best Alice In Chains song to describe Tony Romo are “Sick Man” and “Them Bones” due to his frequent injuries.

Watch the full video of Cantrell’s appearance on Fox Sports Live below!

Alternative Nation interviewed Aaron Rodgers in October 2014 about his favorite rock bands.

I know a few of your favorite bands are Counting Crows, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Anberlin, and Acceptance. Is that some of the stuff you listen to to pump you up before a game?

Some of those bands can pump you up a little bit, but I’ve always been more on the mellow side as far as my pregame music. There’s definitely songs from those bands that can get you pumped. But I tend to pick maybe the quieter, more ballad type songs, less hardcore songs, for pregame. I always need to be pretty even keeled. Some of the guys can thrive off of passion and energy, where I feel like I thrive when I’m able to find a place of relaxation on the field, so I like to listen to some quieter stuff before the game.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

Well I grew up in the 90’s, so I love all 90’s alternative. Then also 90’s rap, so I definitely listen to both of those. I got into country in high school a little bit, then I had some friends who were in alternative rock bands. Anberlin is actually on their farewell tour as we speak, and we’ve gotten to know them over the years, and I have always enjoyed their music. Actually, one of the guitarists that is now in Anberlin played in Acceptance, I loved that one CD they put out.

Got to see Pearl Jam last Monday, and meet Eddie, that was a big highlight. I got to meet Taylor Hawkins and a couple other guys from Foo Fighters at the Superbowl, which was an absolute highlight. Then Adam Duritz from Counting Crows used to sing in our locker room after wins at Cal, so it’s been great to get to know some of those guys, who I just have the utmost amount of respect for, what they do. It is true in a lot of cases, that athletes often dream about being rock stars, and I know meeting some of these guys, how much they love sports, and it really does cross over.

What are some of your favorite Pearl Jam songs?

Well Eddie played “Just Breathe” the other night, which has always been one of my favorites. Playing the guitar, any song that involves finger-picking has always been really interesting to me, because it takes talent to move your fingers that quickly, so I have a big appreciation for the musicians especially. I really enjoyed the Into the Wild soundtrack that Eddie put together, “Society” is a track on that record that I really love. Obviously “Better Man,” “Alive,” and “Daughter” are some of my favorites, the classics that people like. He was unbelievable the other night, I mean [the fact that] him and his band could play 36 songs, there’s no other place I’d rather be than a live music concert. It was a special moment.

Did you talk to Eddie about the Steve Gleason story?

Yeah I did actually, that was one of the first things I talked to him about. I told him what an impression it left on me watching it. I don’t know how you can watch that clip and not get choked up, because that was very powerful. What Steve’s going through, and Eddie and his stuff through that whole piece, that was unbelievable. Eddie does a lot with charity, and I shared some of my passions, with pediatric cancer, and some of the foundations we work with out here, so that was actually the first thing I said after we got through the pleasantries, was just how much that meant to me.