Jerry Cantrell Says There Wouldn’t Be David Lee Roth Or Steven Tyler Without Mick Jagger
Alice In Chains frontman Jerry Cantrell made a recent appearance on BBC’s ‘The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker.’ Speaking about his ‘rock gods,’ Cantrell told BBC that Steven Tyler and David Lee Roth have a significant place in the music industry thanks to Mick Jagger.
Mick Jagger is known for his impressive music career and unique personality who rose to worldwide fame with his band The Rolling Stones. Throughout his career that has spanned over six decades, Jagger became recognized with his distinctive vocals, energetic live shows, and successful songwriting. Moreover, he is also among the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock and roll.
An icon of his generation, Mick Jagger is also a cultural figure and a respected musician in today’s rock music scene. Despite being 78 years old, the musician keeps rock and rolling, and it appears that he has no intention to stop. Furthermore, he still preserves his charismatic stage presence and ‘moves like Jagger’ on the stage.
During his appearance on BBC’s The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker, Jerry Cantrell went for Mick Jagger in the part where he needed to choose his ‘Rock God.’ The Alice In Chains frontman stated that he saw Jagger perform with The Stones in Los Angeles recently and he praised Jagger’s unique traits as a musician. Moreover, he claimed that Steven Tyler or David Lee Roth wouldn’t be where they are without Mick Jagger since he was the archetype and the forerunner for what fronting a rock and roll band is all about.
Jerry Cantrell told The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker on Mick Jagger that:
“I had the good fortune to see him perform with The Stones in Los Angeles a couple of days ago. I’ve been lucky enough to catch a few Stones shows over the years, but it was really great to be reminded of their place in rock and roll history and Mick’s place as the genesis, I believe, of what fronting a rock and roll band really looks like.
It’s amazing, the longevity, the attitude, just his ability to connect with the audience, to work a room. I don’t think you’d have Steven Tyler or David Lee Roth or any epic frontman without Mick Jagger. He is the archetype and the forerunner for what fronting a rock and roll band is all about.”
According to Cantrell, Mick Jagger is among the most significant frontmen in the history of rock. Considering his contributions to the rock music industry, Jagger is indeed a rock icon whose legacy will live forever.