ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Partners With EPIPHONE For Two New Signature Guitars
May 3, 2022
Epiphone, the accessible brand for every stage, presents the new Jerry Cantrell "Wino" Les Paul Custom and the Les Paul Custom Prophecy electric guitars, now available worldwide. The guitars mark the first-ever collaboration between Epiphone luthiers and the legendary singer, songwriter, guitarist, and ALICE IN CHAINS co-founder Jerry Cantrell. The Jerry Cantrell "Wino" and Les Paul Custom Prophecy guitars are available worldwide through authorized Epiphone dealers and via www.epiphone.com.
Jerry Cantrell and Epiphone worked closely together to bring to life his beloved and renowned Les Paul Custom "Wino" guitar, while the new Les Paul Custom Prophecy is a modern collaboration. Whether you're writing a song at home, laying it down in the studio, or bringing it to thousands on stage, the Jerry Cantrell "Wino" and Les Paul Custom Prophecy guitars deliver. The new Epiphone Jerry Cantrell "Wino" Les Paul Custom is inspired by Jerry's own Gibson Les Paul Custom and features a stunning Dark Wine Red finish. The Jerry Cantrell Les Paul Custom Prophecy comes in a Bone White finish and represents the perfect blend of modern and traditional features. The Epiphone Jerry Cantrell "Wino," and "Les Paul Custom Prophecy are made to Cantrell's specifications with his personal touches throughout and are ready to plug in wherever you are.
Cantrell recently released his new album "Brighten". The LP has received praise from critics, including Kerrang!, which called it a "vivid, contemporary self-portrait of one of the most distinctive voices in hard rock. A long-overdue show of individual brilliance." Classic Rock proclaimed it "his best yet. The work of a songwriter who is happy within his life, it spans a broad arc of styles." The Sun commented: "A rich, organic album... 'Brighten' is brilliant."
"Brighten" is Jerry's first project without ALICE IN CHAINS in 19 years. Co-produced with film composer Tyler Bates and Paul Fig (longtime engineer),the LP got its beginnings just before the pandemic hit. They welcomed a dynamic cast of supporting players, including Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES) on select bass tracks, Puciato contributing to backing vocals and drummers Sharone and Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney). Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) handled the mixing of "Brighten".
Jerry's new effort marks his first full-length release since "Degradation Trip", the epic solo album he made in 2002 with future METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and FAITH NO MORE drummer Mike Bordin.
Jerry's career outside of ALICE IN CHAINS has consisted of two previous solo albums and contributions to major film soundtracks. Cantrell's first solo album, "Boggy Depot", was released in 1998, followed by his second album, the aforementioned "Degradation Trip". In addition to his solo artist work, Jerry has released music on soundtracks for several films, including "Spider-Man", "The Cable Guy", "John Wick 2", "Last Action Hero" and "The Punisher".
ALICE IN CHAINS regrouped in 2006 with William DuVall joining the band, and released its third LP with DuVall in the lineup, "Rainier Fog", in August 2018.