Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Emotionally Reveals Song He Wrote At Chris Cornell’s House


Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell was interviewed on the Let There Be Talk podcast last year in an interview that wasn’t widely circulated at the time. Here is a quote from the interview.

“Nobody was really looking to take advantage. Susan [Silver] had Soundgarden, Kelly [Curtis] had Mother Love Bone, and they jointly co-managed us.”

“They were a [powerhouse], they were cool. I’ll give you an example of how cool, I lived with Kelly and his wife, I lived with them for years. I moved in with them, they gave me a place to stay. I lived with Susan and Chris when I didn’t have a place to stay, I’d stay at their place. I wrote Rooster at Susan’s house, looking out at the fucking water, at Susan and Chris’ house. They wouldn’t sign a contract with us until they got us a deal. Tell me any other manager that would want to get a band under a contract and then get you a deal. ‘Let us show you that we can do something for you, and then you can sign a contract.’ That’s real management, that’s what they did.”

“They wanted something to happen for us all. Of course they wanted to be a part of it, they’re not stupid as far as being a business, but that’s not really what it was all about. It was trying to facilitate on that end what needed to happen, because we were all taking care of what needed to happen musically. The spiral kept getting wider. We kept getting further and further outside, in California and doing wider and wider tours, and cool bands were coming through. You’d go to a Black Flag show or a Faith No More show and then Soundgarden would be playing. It was awesome.”