September 11, 2018

By Sara Norton


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Alice in Chains guitarist-songwriter Jerry Cantrell graces the cover of Guitar World’s October issue, along with his G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young “Salute” Jet™.

Inside the issue is a lengthy interview with Cantrell as he discusses the band’s approach to writing recently released sixth album Rainier Fog.

“I throw a ton of shit up against the wall, and then I pick out the best pieces and string them together,” said Cantrell of his writing style. “I’m actually much more of a writer than I am a free-form-solo guy.”

The recording process for Rainier Fog planted Alice in Chains in familiar soil. The majority of the album was recorded at Studio X in Seattle, the same studio that produced the band’s 1995 self-titled album.

“It’s nice being home,” shared Cantrell. “We are good wherever we record, but Studio X is a part of our story. It’s the hometown [studio].”

Cantrell also found a match with his new Malcolm Young Salute Jet.

“My buddy Mike Tempesta (Artist Relations) got me one of those Gretsch Malcolm Young tribute replicas; I use that on ‘Maybe,’ and I think on ‘Fly’ and one or two other songs,” said Cantrell. “That guitar has great fucking tone.”

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