Alice In Chains's Jerry Cantrell Cameos In HBO's Deadwood Movie

Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell briefly appears in the new Deadwood movie on HBO.

Alice In Chains's Jerry Cantrell Cameos In HBO's Deadwood Movie
Alex Brown

If you’ve managed to watch the new HBO film Deadwood: The Movie, you might notice a familiar rock star face makes an appearance. Jerry Cantrell, famed guitarist of legendary grunge act Alice In Chains, makes a brief cameo in the western film, based on the television series of the same name.

“Snuck into a shot or two in the Deadwood movie courtesy of W. Earl Brown.” Jerry wrote on his Instagram, “Standing next to Garret Dillahunt here. I am a huge fan of the show and have become good friends with Earl and Robin Weigert over the poker table and other shenanigans. I gave Ian McShane a vinyl copy of Rainier Fog that day too. Was fun to be in the background watching the professionals do their thing. Check it out cocksuckers!”

HBO has been making more of an effort to include some cool musicians in their series. As you may remember, Game Of Thrones has had Mastodon on the show, while Anthrax appeared on the Catch The Throne Volume II mixtape, amongst others. It’s wonderful to know that the network is maintaining a good relationship with the metal genre and showcasing its stars through various forms on TV.

Meanwhile, this is not Jerry Cantrell’s first time working with film. Alice in Chains’ latest record, Rainer Fog, was adapted into the sci-fi horror series Black Antenna. When Kerrang! sat down with director Adam Mason to talk about the collaboration, he had stated, “I went to meet Alice in Chains to discuss doing a couple of videos. Jerry Cantrell was telling me about the album’s themes, and for whatever reason the record and my idea just came together in my mind. I pitched them the idea of Black Antenna, and they jumped on it. The next thing I knew, instead of doing one or two music videos, we did twelve and a movie.”

Alice in Chains will be touring with Korn, Underoath, FEVER 333, and Ho99o9 all summer long. Dates are as follows:

July 2019

18 - Del Valle, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheatre
20 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
21 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
23 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
25 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre
26 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
28 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
30 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
31 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

August 2019

02 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
03 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
06 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
09 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
10 - Hartford, CT - The XFINITY Theatre
11 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
13 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
16 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
17 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
18 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
20 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
21 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
23 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
25 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
27 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatrer
30 - Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre
31 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion

September 2019

02 - Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
04 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater

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