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Doug Pinnick with Jeff Ament and Jerry Cantrell at The Limelight, New York City on 10/27/1990

Well, he’s just a great guy. We got really lucky meeting him. Dave Grohl introduced us to him on the last record. He’s like us. He’s that stoner kid that loves rock. It really means something to him. It’s not about a paycheck.
Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell on working with producer Nick Raskulinecz, PureVolume interview

And [now] it’s okay for people to go on stage and f*cking fake the songs. They don’t want the real thing, they don’t want the bad notes, they don’t want somebody who can go up there and sing their own songs, they just want somebody that can do the f*cking flashy dance moves.

It’s not like that element wasn’t there before, but now it seems like that’s all that it is. I mean, that’s not to say that there’s not some great bands out there doing really good music, but the ratio to those other things seems off.

Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell on the current state of the music industry, Classic Rock magazine
We were very happy to be nominated and lose two Grammys again. I think that put us at zero and eight.
Jerry Cantrell on Alice in Chains’ Grammy nominations for Black Gives Way to Blue, interview with Grammy.com