Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: March 18, 1966
Age: 50 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care.

Times change and you have to adapt.

I've been a fan of Metallica and friends with those guys for a long time and that was just great - half Alice In Chains and half Metallica playing together.

That's always been a dream for me, to be able to collaborate and make music with the people that inspired you to make music.

You feel different every day of your life. You just have to create your own space to survive, personally and professionally.

Success has a lot to do with luck, but it also involves a lot of real hard work. The thing about success is you really can't gauge things by album sales.

Like everybody, I'm making up my life as I go along.

And when power ballads come back, we'll get big hair again.

I can sing fine and I can play guitar fine, but put 'em together and it becomes a thoughtful effort.

I've never been a big soloist; I just put in what needs to be there. I'm more of a rhythm player who plays lead - or tries to play lead.

Our music's kind of about taking something ugly and making it beautiful.

Rehearsals and this band are two words that don't really go together, kinda like Military Intelligence.

I'm going to keep thinking about topping myself every time. I can say very confidently that Alice In Chains have done that on every record. It surprises me. I don't go in there expecting that, but I do go in there hoping for it.

In '98, I locked myself in my house, went out of my mind and wrote 25 songs. I rarely bathed during that period of writing, I sent out for food, I didn't really venture out of my house in three or four months. It was a hell of an experience.

Bands don't last. Bands don't last forever - it's a rarity when they do.

Every record that you do man, is sooo different in every way.

Every record, you've got more experiences to draw on as a writer and a musician.

I'm doing the best I can with what I got and that's all anybody in my band is doing.

I'm just thankful to have a tour and work something I can focus on.

One thing that you hope for when you want to be a musician is that you have that recognizable sound.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

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