JERRY CANTRELL Joins PEARL JAM For 'Kick Out The Jams' At L.A. Concert

October 8, 2009

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell joined PEARL JAM on stage last night (Wednesday, October 7) at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California to perform a cover version of MC5's "Kick Out The Jams".

Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be viewed below.

PEARL JAM was joined onstage during its encores at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (October 6) by former SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell and Cantrell. Cornell came up to perform the TEMPLE OF THE DOG classic "Hunger Strike", and with ex-SOUNDGARDEN drummer Matt Cameron now behind the kit for PEARL JAM, this was actually one of the rare occasions when the complete TEMPLE OF THE DOG lineup performed live. Meanwhile, Cantrell helped the band close out the night by contributing a lead solo to "Alive".

The event was in many ways a reunion of some of the key surviving members of the Seattle grunge scene. music blogger Whitney Pastorek wrote, "Its significance for all those who grew up under the spell of the early '90s Seattle scene cannot be underestimated. Here were the survivors, together . . . giving those of us who lived it nearly two decades ago the chance to look back with love in our hearts."

Ironically, Jerry Cantrell told The Pulse of Radio a while back that ALICE IN CHAINS initially didn't fit in with the rest of the Seattle bands, many of whom recorded for the Sub Pop label. "We definitely didn't fit into the Sub Pop scene," he said. "We were non-existent in that. I guess we were too rock (laughs). We kind of just did our own thing, and we were always kind of outside that whole vibe of what later turned into what was going on with the Seattle sound or whatever. PEARL JAM and SOUNDGARDEN, they were all associated at one point, you know, with Sub Pop and that whole scene."

PEARL JAM and ALICE IN CHAINS both released new albums last month, with ALICE's "Black Gives Way To Blue" the band's first new effort in 14 years. PEARL JAM issued its ninth album, "Backspacer", exclusively through Target. Chris Cornell has been touring behind his latest solo effort, "Scream".

(Thanks: cantrell11)

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