What if Dinosaurs is AIC’s last album?
Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell insists he could “rest happily” if new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here turns out to be their last.
And drummer Sean Kinney won’t be surprised if not everyone likes the work – saying that doesn’t matter, as long as the band like it.
Speaking to Jack Osbourne for Fuse TV, Cantrell says: “We’ve obviously come through a lot since we started playing again. We’ve come a long way. We’re just trying to feel out where we are and do what feels right.”
Their aim, he says, is “just to see what we can get away with next.” He continues: “I look at every record like it’s your last. We know pretty well how final things can be. It’s amazing we’re making music after all the things we’ve been through. I can rest happily with this being the last record, if that’s what it was.”
Kinney believes they’ve made the most of their freedom since hiring William DuVall to replace the late Lane Staley. “We don’t punch in and punch out for a record company,” says the drummer. “You either like it or don’t. As long as you like what you do it doesn’t matter after that point. I don’t expect everyone to like it.”
He’s still listening to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Van Halen – the bands he always listened to. He reflects: “I’ve been waiting for that new revolution where a whole generation would come together round some type of music. It doesn’t seem to have happened.”
Cantrell thinks he knows why: “Because of the devaluation of the art form and the lack of long-term commitment to developing artists.”
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, the follow-up to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue, is released at the end of May.
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