Alice In Chains Reveal How David Bowie Is Honored On New Album


Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell discussed the band’s new single “The One You Know” and how it’s influenced by David Bowie in a new Sirius interview. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.

“It’s really aggressive, it’s got a super aggro riff. I was thinking kind of of Bowie when I was writing a little bit, so it’s got a metal ‘Fame’ shuffle to it almost. It’s a good aggro riff, and it’s got the classic Alice In Chains chorus, with a weird kind of trippy middle part.

It’s a good record, I wouldn’t say that the rest of the record sounds like that, but that’s a good indicator of what the rest of the record kind of feels like. There’s a lot of edgy stuff there, a lot of rocking stuff, a lot of weird stuff, and some pretty stuff in there too.”

“We’ve been really fortunate in most of our career to be able to make music when we feel like it rather than having to be on somebody else’s schedule, which is really nice, so we take advantage of that. There’s no reason to put music out unless it’s something we feel strongly about and stand behind.”

Watch the full interview below.