Writing Rainier Fog

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Hero: You wrote the title track, Rainier Fog, right?
Hero: What was it like writing that?
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): The original demo for Rainier Fog was recorded at my house in Los Angeles.
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): I demo a lot here with our engineer.
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): My friend Duff McKagen was over and I played him the riff and he loved it.
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): He said, "That's your first single, man!"
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): I didn't even have lyrics for it yet but he loved the music.
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): The song is really rocking and it's got a lot of energy.
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): That's kind of the thread and the theme of the title of the record…
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): …Where we started, where we recorded it, kind of coming full circle back to where we started.
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): It's got all the elements of the great northwest and the Seattle music scene.
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): It's more personal to this band and to this group of fellas.
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): But all of the characters and all of the folks that have been part of our lives in the Seattle area…
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): …This song kind of encompasses all of that.
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains Lead Guitarist): It's more like a collage of all sorts of stuff.

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