Jerry Cantrell performs Alice in Chains songs with Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato: Video + Setlist

Former members of Marilyn Manson and Megadeth also sat in on Cantrell's two solo sets

Jerry Cantrell performs with Greg Puciato
Jerry Cantrell and Greg Puciato, via YouTube

    Alice in Chains guitarist-singer Jerry Cantrell performed two solo sets this past weekend at Pico Union Project in Los Angeles, and he had help from some notable friends in the heavy music scene. The grunge legend was joined onstage by Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, ex-Megadeth bassist James Lomenzo, and former Marilyn Manson members Gil Sharone (drums) and Tyler Bates (guitar).

    The gig was akin to Alice in Chains’ legendary MTV Unplugged performance in 1996, sounding convincingly close to the stripped down intimacy of those recordings.

    Over a setlist spanning Alice in Chains’ career and Cantrell’s solo albums — with covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival and Elton John to close it out — Puciato appeared confident and comfortable singing with Cantrell and channeling Layne Staley (i.e. his spot-on rendition of Staley’s verses in “Down in a Hole”).

    With the 25th anniversary of Alice in Chains’ MTV Unplugged performance approaching in April 2021, perhaps the L.A. shows were a test run for a possible acoustic tour? Check out the setlist and fan footage of the performances below.


    Jerry Cantrell Setlist:
    Cut You In
    When the Sun Rose Again
    A Job to Do
    My Song
    No Excuses
    Down in a Hole
    Heaven Beside You
    Angel Eyes
    Hurt a Long Time
    Over Now
    Black Gives Way to Blue

    Whale & Wasp
    Got Me Wrong
    Who’ll Stop the Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
    Goodbye (Elton John cover)


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