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Guitar Greats: Jerry Cantrell

While Nirvana and Pearl Jam often get the most attention when it comes to grunge, Alice In Chains churned out some of the genres best anthems, and considering Jerry Cantrell was one of the primary songwriters, we can thank him for them.

Despite an extended hiatus due to the passing of Layne Staley, AIC has been active as of late, including opening up for Guns N' Roses on their first two reunion shows in Las Vegas.

Jerry Cantrell performing with Alice in Chains circa 1990.

 

Jerry Cantrell at the Whisky a Go Go circa 1991.

 

Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains performing at Lollapalooza in Portland, Oregon on June 20, 1993.

 

Jerry Cantrell performs at Sam Boyd Stadium June 16, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Jerry Cantrell during Rock da House-A Benefit for Convenant House-Fashion Show and All Star Jam at Quixote Studios in Hollywood, California.

 

Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains gives an acoustic performance at the TEN by Tanqueray pool party in aid of the Collage Foundation on June 6, 2004 at a private residence in Pacific Palisades, California.

 

Dave Navarro, Jerry Cantrell and Chris Chaney during Sony Computer Entertainment America Celebrates the Debut of the PSP Handheld with a Performance by Camp Freddy at Body English in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Jerry Cantrell at the Rock IM Park festival Nuremberg.

 

Dave Navarro (L) and Jerry Cantrell (R) perform at the Camp Freddy show at The Roxy on May 15, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains performs on day 3 of Sonisphere on August 1, 2010 in Knebworth, England.

 

Jerry Cantrell (L) and Mike McCready attend the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains performs at Day 3 of the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth Park on July 6, 2014 in Knebworth, England.

 

Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains performs at Music Midtown at Piedmont Park on September 18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.