Originally Posted by komodo_117
Cantrell was well into pursuing his solo career though when Staley died. Chains was sorta "seperated" since 95, but never truly disbanded. Staley went off and did his own thing, coming back for a few reunions and compilations. Cantrell had been planning to go solo for a long while, as there were a few songs on Music Bank that were origionally supposed to be for Cantrell's solo stuff.
The fact that Cantrell's solo album came out merely months after Staley's death showed that he was working solo for a good while.
In a sense though, nobody really split, as they never officially disbanded.
I knew it was sometime when I was in high school because I saw Jerry Cantrell in concert (opened up for someone....I can't remember who....too many concerts back in those days).