Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell  was interviewed by Jonesey’s Jukebox on October 04.  He talked about the beginning of the grunge movement.

Cantrell told Jonesey’s Jukebox:

“The first band that started it all as far as the rest of the world kind of getting opened up to it is Soundgarden, absolutely.

Soundgarden got signed to A&M, that was the first major label signing, and they put out a record.


Mother Love Bone was second on Polygram I believe, unfortunately Andy [Wood] passed away right as that record came out.

We were the third major band signed to Columbia, and our records kind of came out in quick succession. Nirvana and Pearl Jam came after.”

You can now watch the chat below.