Metalhead TV conducted an interview with ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell at the Romanian edition of the Sonisphere festival, which was held June 25-27, 2010 at ROMEXPO Exhibitions Centre in Bucharest. Watch the chat below.
ALICE IN CHAINS has chosen "Lesson Learned" as the next single from its latest album, "Black Gives Way To Blue" (Virgin/EMI), which was recently certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies.
The gold certification is the latest in a long line of success stories surrounding the band and "Black Gives Way To Blue" dating back to last October, when the record entered The Billboard 200 at No. 5 with first-week sales exceeding 125,000 copies.
In addition to national television performances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "The Tonight Show", the quartet (guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, guitarist/vocalist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) has supported the record with a string of sold-out international tours and recently announced that they'll be headlining BlackDiamondSkye, a monolithic triple bill featuring guest stars DEFTONES and MASTODON. The tour, produced by Live Nation, launches September 16 at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.
Over the course of its remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, wrote and recorded 12 top 10 hit singles and had two No. 1 records on The Billboard 200 chart.