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Jerry Cantrell release a brand new music video for the latest single »Had To Know« taken from his third solo album »Brighten«

Alice In Chains guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell has released a brand new music video for the latest single »Had To Know« taken from his third solo album, »Brighten«, out on October 29th, 2021 via Double J Music.

Cantrell commented: “The music video for »Had To Know« was filmed during our North American »Brighten« tour, comprised of footage from many great nights on the road. Thanks to Tyler Bates, Greg Puciato, Gil Sharone, Michael Rozon, Jason Achilles, Roger Manning Jr., and George Adrian for a fun run – looking forward to hitting Europe in a couple weeks. Get tickets and VIP at”

Directed by Jim Louvau.
Cinematography by Jim Louvau, Tony Aguilera & Julius Aguilar.
Edited by Julius Aguilar.

Shortly after his December 2019 LA shows, Jerry Cantrell entered the studio to begin work on »Brighten«. The album was produced by Cantrell, film composer Tyler Bates (Dawn Of The Dead, Sucker Punch, Halloween I and II, John Wick), and co-produced by engineer Paul Fig, while mixing was handeled by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age).

The album also features Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Loaded, ex-Velvet Revolver) on bass, Gil Sharone (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, ex-Marilyn Manson, Stolen Babies, Team Sleep) on drums, Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed) on background vocals, Abe Laboriel Jr. on drums, Tyler Bates on strings, percussion and guitar, Vincent Jones on piano, keyboards and strings, Jordan Lewis on piano, and Michael Rozon on pedal steel.

Photo by Steve Rose

Stream the new album, »Brighten«:
Shop »Brighten« merch at

Jerry Cantrell on tour:
Jun 21 Kaufleuten, Zürich, Switzerland
Jun 22 Alhambra, Paris, France
Jun 23 Hellfest 2022, Clisson, France
Jun 25 Gloria-Theater, Köln, Germany
Jun 26 Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany
Jun 28 Proxima, Warsaw, Poland
Jun 29 Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
Jul 1 Roskilde Festival 2022, Roskilde, Denmark
Jul 3 Lollapalooza Stockholm 2022, Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 5 Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Jul 6 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 7 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
Jul 10 Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel
Jul 11 Bitan 1, Tel Aviv, Israel w/ Pixies
Sep 24 Louder Than Life Festival 2022, Louisville, KY, USA

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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