Ongoing History Daily: The Alice in Chains calendar mishap

Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell has always been a serious hunter, the kind of guy who would head out into the bush for days and days, completely off the grid. That created some trouble back in 1991 when Alice in Chains was touring with Van Halen.

That year, the tour took a few weeks off before a final push before Christmas. Then came December 2. Everyone was ready to restart the tour with a gig in Memphis. But there was no Jerry.

Was he lost? Did he have some kind of hunting accident in the bush? Nope.

He was under the impression that November had 31 days, so he was a day late showing up for the tour.

To make sure this didn’t happen again, his record company presented him with a calendar.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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