As Alice In Chains songwriter/guitarist Jerry Cantrell prepares to flash his solo side on tour with Metallica, he's taking to the Internet to give fans the skinny on his latest project.

Cantrell and his record label, Columbia Records, have launched an official site (at www.jerrycantrell.com) where fans can find sound files from his solo album, "Boggy Depot," as well as QuickTime video of his new clip, "Cut You In."

Fans can also check out QuickTime video interview footage of Cantrell, in which he explains that he's been planning this solo outing for quite some time, and that the timing was right since Alice In Chains didn't have anything looming on the horizon.

Users will also be kept abreast of Cantrell's latest wanderings through news and tour updates. As we previously reported (see "Metallica Sets Dates For U.S. Tour"), Cantrell will be joining Metallica and Days of the New for a U.S. tour that kicks off on June 24 in West Palm Beach, Florida, giving his site plenty to cover in the coming months. Here's where you can catch Cantrell with Metallica and Days of the New:

  • 6/24 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheater
  • 6/26 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
  • 6/27 - Charlotte, NC @ Blockbuster Pavillion
  • 6/28 - Bristowe, VA @ Nissan Pavillion
  • 6/30 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheater
  • 7/1 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
  • 7/3 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
  • 7/4 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheatre
  • 7/5 - Pecatonica, IL @ Winnebago County Fairgrounds
  • 7/7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
  • 7/8 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
  • 7/10 - Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
  • 7/15 - Camden, NJ @ Blockbuster-Sony Center
  • 7/18 - Mansfield, MA @ Great Woods
  • 7/21 - Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Center
  • 7/22 - Burgettstown, PA @ Star Lake Amphitheatre
  • 7/24 - Antioch, TN @ Starwood Amphitheatre
  • 7/25 - Noblesville, IN @ Deer Creek Music Center
  • 7/26 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
  • 7/28 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Riverport Performing Arts Center
  • 7/29 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
  • 7/31 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Amphitheatre
  • 9/3 - Portland, OR @ Portland Meadows
  • 9/5 - Quincy, WA @ The Gorge
  • 9/8 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
  • 9/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavillion
  • 9/12 - San Diego, CA @ Chula Vista Amphitheatre