Jerry Cantrell Reacts To Grammys Disrespecting Alice In Chains


Alice In Chains have been disrespected by the Grammys several times dating back to the 1990’s, and they are nominated again for their new album Rainier Fog. Jerry Cantrell has asked on Instagram in a new post if now may be the time Alice In Chains finally get their due. He wrote, “9th times a charm ? #rainierfog.”

Best Rock Album Nominees:
Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy – M A N I A
Ghost – Prequelle
Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires
Weezer – Pacific Daydream

Jerry Cantrell seemed impressed by the competition, congratulating them in another recent Instagram post.

Jerry Cantrell posted, “Very proud of our Grammy nomination for our album Rainier Fog. I think it’s some of our finest work and would like to thank my band mates and everyone who worked on bringing it to fruition. If you haven’t checked it out yet give it a listen. I also extend my congratulations to our fellow nominees. Pretty fucking cool!!! Long live rock #rainierfog.”

In a new Loudwire article, The Recording Academy’s Head of Awards, Bill Freimuth explained the bureaucratic Grammy selection process and how it has changed over the years. An incident where Jethro Tull embarrassingly beat Metallica is referenced, and while the process changed, it has still led to bands including Alice In Chains frequently getting snubbed. Alice In Chains have been snubbed from a victory for decades despite several nominations. Layne Staley made his final public appearance at the 1997 Grammys, and stated it would be a dream come true to win an award.

“I wasn’t here at that time and I don’t weigh in on the choices made by our voters,” Freimuth stated lightheartedly. “What happened as a result of that particular situation is that we’ve made a change to our process where we added this whole layer called screening committees. We now have 24 different committees of people ranging in size anywhere from 15 to 70 people who sit around and listen to all the music and make sure that it gets to the right category so something like that doesn’t embarrass us again.”

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  • Dean01

    I remember the Jethro Tull – Metallica event. Why great bands don’t get credit is beyond me. Hell Kiss didn’t make it into the RRHOF until a few years ago. There is a group of so called music snobs that shit on good music all the time but will go crazy for some bullshit fad like the “Macarena”? To hell with them! I know what I like and AIC, soundgarden and so many others get my personal grammy.

    • iLeonD

      Jethro Tull is a great band and the flute is made of metal. I see zero issue in the event that happened in 1989.

      • Dean01

        I should have written that better. I dig Jethro Tull. It was them winning a hard rock/Heavy metal award that was the surprise.

  • Debra

    I remember when they were considered “garage band’s”, now they’re “Rock and Roll”??? WTF???

  • Mike Jonstone

    Disrespecting? What are you, an emo teenager? Dont try this shytty writing in my world. Omg im offended, so am i, me too, add me …f’n whiners about people who dont have real jobs lol..