Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr., better known as Jerry Cantrell is an American guitarist as well as a songwriter, associated with the rock band Alice in Chains. He started out in the band towards the late 90s, and after their lead singer died in 2002, he worked hard as a lyricist, as well as a supplementary vocalist. After the change of members, the bad also sounded a bit metallic, to their previously grunge rock. Between 2002 and 2005, the band didn’t release many songs and kept changing their vocalists in the concerts and tours that they performed. So in 2009, after they signed William DuVall as their lead singer, they released their first album in 7 years, Black Gives Way to Blue with a promotional tour. Their recent release was the album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, in 2013.
Besides his band career, he has also worked individually and has got two solo albums on his own: Degradation Trip (2002) and Boggy Depot (1998). He has also given special appearances with other musicians and has toured around to perform with other artists that his band members. After the band’s future came in jeopardy, Cantrell released his first solo work in 1998 and took some time off to work alone. With questions regarding his impact on the band, he answered in an interview, “It’s something I never really wanted to do, but the way things have played out, it’s like, why not? To be honest, I’d just be happy being the lead guitarist and singer for Alice In Chains.
It’s always been my first love, and always will be, but the situation being what it is… we’ve been together for a long time, and right now it’s kinda played out.” Having released many hit songs and albums, both with his band and on his own, he has also been in some movies like Singles, Alice in Chains: Man in the Box, Jerry Maguire (1996) and Rock Slyde (2009). With his fame spread wide just like his fan following, he has got massive followers on his Twitter account, as well as his Instagram accounts.
Jerry Cantrell is someone whose looks suggest him as a musician, With his slim figure, tall height of 6 feet and a couple of inches, and a long blonde hair, he often appears to be in black. He is considered to be a very sexy man, although there are only a few shirtless pictures of his on the media. He has also appeared shirtless in many concerts and events, and has revealed his body and tattoos in many occasions.
He has also revealed his collection of guitars in many pictures online, and you can find his other details and quotes on his official website as well. With not much to talk about his dating life, it can be confirmed that he has not been married till now, so there is no chance that he’s ever had a wife, or children or got divorced. He is not a gay person, as he has been linked to a couple of girlfriends with whom; he is believed to have affairs in his life. He was believed to be dating Carmella Gruttadauro in between 1986 and 1989, before dating Shawnee Smith in the late 90s. He was also romantically involved with Courtney Clarke between 1989 and 1996, and didn’t have any kids in either of those affairs.
Born on the 18th of March, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington, USA into a family of musicians, he got his first inspiration at the age of 5 and started playing guitar when he was 7. With successful graduations from schools and colleges, he took his time to launch his career as a musician until he joined Alice in Chains. With his current age of 49 years, he is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. With an estimated net worth of $30 million US dollars, you can find more about him by reading his biography in Wikipedia.