Wednesday, August 12, 2009
[theprp.com] Alice In Chains teamed up with Elton John on the title track to their upcoming new album "Black Gives Way To Blue". The song, a tribute to the groups late frontman Layne Staley, will feature John on the piano. Band guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell recounts the experience working on the track, stating:
"We were thinking about adding piano to the track and a friend suggested we call Elton. I remember laughing and saying, 'Yeah, I'll get right on that.' But I decided it was worth trying and wrote Elton an email explaining what that song means to us -- that it's a real, raw openhearted song for Layne. We sent him the track and got a call shortly after saying he thought it was beautiful and that he wanted to play on it. We were blown away. Elton John is a huge influence on me as a songwriter and having him on that song is an amazing honor for us."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 12:38 AM