Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell has completed his first solo album in nearly 20 years, the followup to 2002’s Degradation Trip.
He said, “Finished my record tonight one year to the day from when we started recording it . What a crazy journey … always is. Look forward to setting it free upon your ear holes sometime soon.”
Cantrell previously told Gibson “[Alice In Chains] just finished touring in September  off of ‘Rainier Fog’, and we generally take about a year off when we’re done touring anyway — just give it a rest for a second and then get it reinvigorated and focus on what’s new. So we’re gonna take a year off, so I thought I’d maybe do some shows and I’m working on some music as well. And there’s gonna be some exciting things. I don’t wanna say just yet what’s happening, but I can tell you that there’s gonna be some cool shit happening this year.”
He told People TV about songwriting, “I’m working on a new record myself, so, generally, when I’m in that sort of a mode, I pretty much don’t listen to anything until I’m done, so nothing creeps in there,” he explained.
“When I’m with Alice, I’m with Alice, and that takes the majority of my time. This year, we’re taking a little time off, so… If you liked any of the solo work that I did or the work with ALICE, I’m sure you might like some of this stuff too.”