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Member of Alice in Chains is Covering a ''Madman Across The Water'' Track

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Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell is releasing his single album on the 29th of October, and one of the songs is from Madman Across The Water.

 
The guitarist, who personally received the 74-year-old's approval to cover Goodbye, says that he's been fortunate in that he's gotten to meet many of his heroes. He considers Elton to be ''top of the heap,'' and said, ''He'd played piano on Black Gives Way To Blue, which I wrote for Layne {Staley}, so I reached out to Elton, he listened to it, and told me 'You should absolutely use it.' I got the sign-off by the man himself. I couldn't think of a better way to close the record.''
 
In 2009, Elton was asked to play on the title track for Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way To Blue.
 
He was ''kind of surprised'' and never thought he'd be contributing to one of the band's projects.
 
But upon hearing the number, ''I really wanted to do it. I liked the fact that it was so beautiful and very simple. They had a great idea of what they wanted me to do on it and it turned out great.''
 
Jerry's new album is called Brighten and includes appearances from Guns N' Roses' bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Abe Laboriel Jr., whose CV includes names like Paul McCartney; Sting; Hanson; Vanessa Carlton; Jewel; Natalie Cole; and Duran Duran.
 
Elton gave Alice in Chains a shout-out when they attended one of his shows in 2019. Here's the link:
 
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