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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL On Online Haters: "Whatever. I Don't Know You."

Plus advice on not reading the press.


Alice In Chains guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell isn't bothered by online hate. Cantrell said in an interview with 93X that paying too much attention to Internet trolls doesn't help anyone get very far in life, and adds that it's usually a vocal minority that's being negative anyway. Which is especially sound advice, considering it's coming from someone who's been making music professionally for three decades.

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"You're not gonna get very far if [you're bothered by] somebody that you don't know that doesn't play music who doesn't particularly get what you do thinks you suck. I'm, like, 'Fuck you. Whatever. I don't know you. You don't know me.' I think rather than focusing on the one dissenting voice, you might look at the 99 others who are digging it. So that's where I kind of keep my focus.

"I don't really spend a whole lot of time reading press — good or bad, 'cause I just don't think it's really a healthy thing to do. I'm human, so, of course, I see some shit like that, and I'll fucking fill the need once in a while to check something out. But just in general, I kind of try to stay away from that stuff. I'm not doing it for somebody else's approval anyway, initially. Of course, you want people to like your music, and if you've got an audience, you don't wanna fucking take an awkward left turn somewhere and throw somebody, like, 'What the hell is this?' You want your audience that you've come to find and they found you.

Cantrell later added Alice In Chains makes records for themselves above all, and that if they like it there's a good chance the fans will like it too.

Cantrell starts his solo tour on March 24, and will hit the road later this year with Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, and Bush.

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Jerry Cantrell solo

3/24 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue [Tickets]
3/26 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre [Tickets]
3/28 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall [Tickets]
3/29 Toronto, ON – History [Tickets]
3/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre [Tickets]
4/2 Atlantic City, NJ – Music Box @ Borgata [Tickets]
4/3 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts [Tickets]
4/5 New York, NY – Irving Plaza [Tickets]
4/6 Boston, MA – Big Night Live [Tickets]
4/8 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live [Tickets]
4/9 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz [Tickets]
4/10 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore [Tickets]
4/12 Orlando, FL – House of Blues [Tickets]
4/13 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live [Tickets]
4/15 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle [Tickets]
4/17 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium [Tickets]
4/19 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore [Tickets]
4/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues [Tickets]
4/22 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre [Tickets]
4/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues [Tickets]
4/25 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom [Tickets]
4/27 Denver, CO – The Summit [Tickets]
4/28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot [Tickets]
5/1 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater [Tickets]
5/2 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre [Tickets]
5/4 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades [Tickets]
5/5 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theatre [Tickets]
5/7 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues [Tickets]
5/8 San Diego, CA – House of Blues [Tickets]

Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin & Bush

8/10 Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake [Tickets]
8/11 Camden, NJ Waterfront Music Pavilion [Tickets]
8/13 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [Tickets]
8/14 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [Tickets]
8/16 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre [Tickets]
8/17 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center [Tickets]
8/20 Council Bluffs, IA Westfair Amphitheater [Tickets]
8/22 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
8/24 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [Tickets]
8/27 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre [Tickets]
8/29 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre [Tickets]
8/31 Bend, OR Hayden Homes Amphitheater [Tickets]
9/2 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [Tickets]
9/5 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre [Tickets]
9/7 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre [Tickets]
9/8 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre [Tickets]
9/10 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion [Tickets]
9/11 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater [Tickets]
9/14 Del Valle, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
9/16 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion (no Bush) [Tickets]
9/17 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman (no Bush) [Tickets]
9/20 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP [Tickets]
9/21 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO [Tickets]
9/27 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [Tickets]
9/28 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [Tickets]
9/30 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds [Tickets]
10/1 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [Tickets]
10/4 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion [Tickets]
10/5 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live [Tickets]
10/8 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center [Tickets]

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