Hi, this is Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains and I’m at Amoeba Music. This is What’s in My Bag. What was the first thing? I think I went ZZ Top, ‘Tres Hombres.’ Awesome record. ‘Waitin’ for the Bus’ and ‘Jesus Just Left Chicago’ is just a great opener. Always been a fan of these guys. Just the groove, the blues, and also like a heavy rock element to it as well. And I was always amazed by guitar players, so nobody really has quite the tone that Mr. Gibbons has. I love everything that Elton John does, but ‘Madman Across The Water,’ there’s something really magical about this record to me. Just the work itself, the denim artwork, the tracks are amazing. ‘Levon,’ ‘Tiny Dancer,’ ‘Madman Across The Water.’ I love every song on this record. Probably the artist that kind of made me want to be a musician, y’know, Elton John. So it was the first thing that I kind of really got turned on to and I got what songwriting was, and y’know feel and emotion. Even though I was just a little kid, but I loved Elton John and this is one of my favorites. I’m a huge Sabbath fan. One of my biggest influences, Tony Iommi on guitar, for sure. And just the feel of the band and just the songwriting. Ozzy’s vocals, always creepy and powerful. And then later on in life to, y’know, have the connection with him. He gave us one of our first big breaks opening up for the band. And we went out on the ‘No More Tours’ tour actually. And they’re still touring, by the way. But we got a bass player out of the deal, we got Mike Inez out of the deal so that was a pretty good bonus. I saw this little ‘British Steel’ Judas Priest coffee mug. Made me think of Dime, Dimebag. I think this was one of his favorite records and one of mine too. I just thought this would be great to have at home, have a little ‘British Steel’ for breakfast. Got the Beatles ‘Abbey Road,’ of course. Masterpiece, as far as exploration and studio and songwriting. This is where it all started. The artistic output put out in such a short period of time is just amazing to me today. Set a pretty high bar, y’know and it’s always fun trying to make something that kind of stands up to something like that, y’know? My favorite straight-up rock and roll band of all time, AC/DC, ‘Highway to Hell.’ Unfortunately Bon passed away, but they moved on strongly with ‘Back in Black’ which is another hugely inspirational record to me, with Brian Johnson. Love this record, y’know, ‘Highway to Hell,’ ‘Girls Got Rhythm,’ ‘Walk All Over You’ ‘Night Prowler’ is still one of my all-time favorite songs. This is one of my all-time favorite records. ‘Rumours,’ to me, is a masterpiece. I would later kind of read about the state of the band and the turmoil and it makes more sense when you listen to the material. You can hear all of that in this record. It’s so alive. And while the band maybe personally is kind of falling apart kind of at the same time it’s the peak artistic achievement I think, in my opinion. I also got in my bag a couple of little knick-knacks. Both my parents were huge country music fans so I grew up just listening to it with them playing it. So I saw Johnny Cash and I saw Willie there. I gotta get these guys, man. Two of my greatest heroes as well. I learned a lot from country artists like these guys. Songwriters, y’know, the songs stand the test of time. Also, they had really long careers. He’s still rockin’ y’know. Two icons of country music and two of my favorites so that’s why I picked these up. There we go, that’s it, yeah. That’s awesome, thank you. That’s what I got in my bag, man. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. No problem.