Alice in Chains guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell originally released his solo album Degradation Trip in June 2002. The album was then expanded into its fully-realized form Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2 in November of that same year, and also became Cantrell's last solo release for a while.
Then in December 2019, Cantrell played his first solo shows since 2004. Cantrell now tells MusiCares that he's reviving his solo career in 2020 for a brand new album.
“When I’m with Alice, I’m with Alice and that takes the majority of my time. This year, we’re taking a little time off so. If you liked any of the solo work that I did or work with Alice, I’m sure you might like some of this stuff too.”
Cantrell's most recent solo shows consisted of drummer Gil Sharone (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Marilyn Manson), guitarist and composter Tyler Bates (Marilyn Manson), bassist James LoMenzo (ex-Black Label Society, ex-Megadeth), and an appearance by vocalist Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Queen).