Tom Morello recently took to his Instagram account and posted a picture with Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell. He announced that he is teaming up with Cantrell on his Maximum Firepower podcast to talk about some of our shared rock ‘n’ roll history, his new solo album “Brighten,” and his journey with addiction and recovery.
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Jerry Cantrell reveals Tom Morello gave Layne Staley ‘Spark’
While speaking with Tom Morello for his Maximum Firepower podcast, Cantrell revealed Morello’s impact on Staley’s guitar playing after they toured together on Lollapalooza 1993. Jerry Cantrell also recently revealed how Nine Inch Nails made a turn.
“I remember, during that tour, Layne really had a shine for you. He wanted to play guitar more, and he was kind of intimidated because he didn’t play that much guitar, but he really was turned on by how you played guitar – I was a little hurt by that. [Laughs]”
The Alice in Chains singer-guitarist continued, “You gave him the spark to learn how to play guitar and write more songs.”
During his time in Alice in Chains, Staley wrote and played guitar on such tracks as “Angry Chair,” “Hate to Feel” and “Head Creeps.”
That 1993 edition of Lollapalooza also included such emerging acts as Primus, Tool, Dinosaur Jr. Fishbone, Front 242, Babes in Toyland and Arrested Development.