New Alice In Chains Album Suffered Setback Due To Member’s Sickness


Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell discussed his illness briefly giving the band’s new album a setback in a new Guitar World article.

From Seattle, the band moved to Nashville to record vocals and lead guitars at Raskulinecz’s home studio—though Cantrell says he had to take an unexpected break from work after “getting sick on a trip to Cabo for Sammy Hagar’s birthday. Then the doctor gave me something that made me sicker. So I was kind of out of it for a couple weeks. But after we got done in Nashville, I set up at my house and had our engineer, Paul Figueroa, come in and record a lot of my vocals and solos here. Then we finished up at Henson [Recording Studios in L.A.]. So that’s four stops for this one record.”

Cantrell is not alone, as Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan discussed dealing with a terrible case of the flu recently in a new interview with Matt Pinfield.

“I have been doing jiu-jitsu a lot more lately, but I got that flu man, whatever that thing, that flu that went around with everybody. Oh my god, five weeks I was down, so I haven’t been able to train for five weeks. Every time you think it’s gone, I had a friend call it the boomerang, because right when you think you’re fine, it comes right back.”

Pinfield then asked if he went to the hospital.

Keenan responded, “No, I just ended up trying to gut it out, because you want to get through it without antibiotics, but eventually I had to break down and take some antibiotics and that cleared it up. But man, five weeks of various stages of it, not like, okay I’m done, a week I’m in, good, take care of myself free and clear, three days later, a flight later, strangers and odd surfaces later, coughing babies on a plane later, all of a sudden it’s back in a different way. Oh my god, I’m waiting for the one that invades my feet, because it’s pretty much invaded every other part of my body.”