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Jerry Cantrell

American guitarist and singer

Jerry Cantrell is ...


Born 18 March 1966 in Tacoma
Age 57 years

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birth name Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr.
Occupation singer, composer, musician, guitarist, classical guitarist, songwriter and record producer
Instrument guitar and voice
Genre heavy metal
Voice type baritone
Member of Alice in Chains
Twitter username JerryCantrell
Instagram username jerrycantrell

About Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell is a rock icon, known for his soulful guitar playing and powerful vocals. Born on March 18, 1966, in Tacoma, Washington, Cantrell grew up in a musical family and was drawn to the guitar at a young age. He began playing in local bands in his teens, honing his skills and developing his unique style.

In the late 1980s, Cantrell formed the band Alice in Chains with singer Layne Staley. The band quickly gained a following with their heavy, grunge-influenced sound and powerful lyrics. Cantrell's guitar playing was a key element of the band's sound, with his intricate riffs and melodic solos adding depth and emotion to their songs.

Alice in Chains released their debut album, Facelift, in 1990, which was followed by the critically acclaimed Dirt in 1992. The band's success continued with the release of Jar of Flies in 1994, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Despite their success, Alice in Chains struggled with drug addiction and personal issues, and Staley passed away in 2002. Cantrell continued to make music, releasing several solo albums and collaborating with other artists. He also reunited with the surviving members of Alice in Chains in 2005, and the band released their first album in 14 years, Black Gives Way to Blue, in 2009.

Cantrell's influence on rock music is undeniable, with his soulful playing and powerful lyrics inspiring countless musicians. He has been recognized for his contributions to the genre, receiving several awards and nominations, including a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1991.


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