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Guitarist Jerry Cantrell (from the linear notes of the Music Bank box set: "Ours was a divorced family, I was the older brother and we had a sister Cheri in the middle. As you know, when you're a kid there's no way you wanna hang out with your four-year-younger brother. You'll take care of the guy if someone's trying to kick his ass, but other than that you don't wanna know. I think I was really hard on him, especially without my father around. David had nobody, he split to live with my Dad and we didn't see much of each other for a good 6 or 7 years. That song was about the time we were apart, and like 'Rooster' was my dad, it was a way of trying to build a bridge." (thanks, Sean - Pittsburgh, PA)
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter. He explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.
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