Jerry Cantrell Reveals Nine Inch Nails ‘Made A Turn’


Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell recently joined BBC Radio, for an interview. During the interview, he went on to speak about how some bands brought some drastic changes to the taste of music.

Jerry Cantrell says Nine Inch Nails inspired him

Jerry Cantrell was asked about the interviewer if he and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan go way back. Jerry replied affirmatively. (transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar):

“Yeah, yes, we’re old. It’s all right, you can be a leathery old dog and still rock ‘n’ roll.”

He was then asked about the time they possibly met. He revealed that it was back in late 80s when they met and have been best friends since then. While recalling this, Cantrell said that bands like Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, and Guns N’ Roses, who recently failed to record new album were bringing changes to music back in the late 80s.

Here is what he said:

“Probably late-’80s, we’ve been friends ever since. He and Slash, I made a real close connection with both those guys. They were a very important band to us and inspired us. They were part of a bigger change in the music of the late-’80s where it was making a turn, bands like Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, and Guns N’ Roses…There was a change on the horizon.”

Alice In Chains previously broke silence On Hall of Fame snub. Cantrell is currently promoting a new solo album titled “Brighten.”