Former ALICE IN CHAINS star Jerry Cantrell has been called in to collaborate with Courtney Love on her upcoming solo album.

The guitarist has joined ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS star Billy Corgan in the studio with Love.

Cantrell tells MTV NEWS, "She's (Love) an interesting character. We've gotten together a few times to work on some stuff for her next solo album.

"She's been working with a bunch of people. I know Billy Corgan's been over there. But I threw a few things at her, and I think we've come up with something different."

Meanwhile, Cantrell has formed a new covers band, CARDBOARD VAMPYRES (corr), with The Cult's BILLY DUFFY, bassist CHRIS WYSE and former JELLYFISH frontman ERIC DOVER.

16/06/2005 09:11