Tag Archives: Layne Staley

Estates of Layne Staley & Mike Starr sell their stakes in Alice In Chains catalog

Posted by on February 8, 2022

  On Monday (7th) it was reported that the estates of Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley and bassist Mike Starr sold their stakes in the publishing rights and master recordings of the band’s music. Independent music publisher Primary Wave purchased those rights for an undisclosed sum of money.  “Primary Wave is pleased to partner […]

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Seattle mayor declares August 22nd ‘Layne Staley Day’

Posted by on August 22, 2019

According to KEXP, Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan has declared August 22, 2019 as “Layne Staley Day” in Seattle, WA. Today (22nd) would have been the late Alice in Chains frontman’s 52nd birthday. The grunge legend passed away on April 5th, 2002 from a heroin overdose at the age of 34.  The proclamation was made as […]

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Unreleased Layne Staley tracks to surface?

Posted by on May 5, 2016

It has been just over 14 years since former Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley sadly passed away from a drug overdose. Fortunately, Alternative Nation picked up on a not-so-subtle tweet directed from a Seattle-area audio engineer Jesse Holt to Staley’s former Mad Season bandmate (and Pearl Jam guitarist) Mike McCready suggesting that he recorded some […]

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Alice In Chains’ Layne Staley almost sang on a Taproot song

Posted by on August 17, 2015

With Decibel‘s fun article on the rise and fall (and maybe re-rise) of nu-metal that ran last week, a pretty interesting fact about Taproot has come to light. A new book about Alice In Chains, Alice in Chains: The Untold Story, mentions that former Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley had been set to lay down […]

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Early Alice In Chains footage is hair-tastic

Posted by on February 25, 2015

[youtube]http://youtu.be/L-gx957MEO4[/youtube] Before Alice in Chains was Alice In Chains, they were known as Alice ‘N Chains. And while it was no secret that they had a hair metal past, some recently-unearthed footage  from 1986 shows just how much. Singer Layne Staley is the only member in this incarnation that went on to be in the […]

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Mad Season playing reunion show with Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan

Posted by on December 16, 2014

In 1995, a grunge supergroup of sorts, Mad Season, released their only album, Above. Formed by Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin, the band also featured bassist John Baker Saunders from Walkabouts. With both Staley and Saunders dead as a result of drug overdoses (in […]

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Own the Angry Chair from the Alice in Chains video

Posted by on August 24, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/Zxmt4PX6gto[/youtube] Are you an Alice in Chains fan that wants to own a piece of history? How about the chair from Alice in Chains’ video for “Angry Chair?” A Craigslist poster alleges to have the chair from the video for sale for $1500. According to the poster, he was a PA on the video, which […]

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Layne Staley’s Dad Stops By At Alice In Chains Show

Posted by on July 8, 2013

[youtube]http://youtu.be/MzNxTdXr-14[/youtube] It’s been over ten years since Alice in Chains singer Layne Stanley died of a drug overdose. But his memory is not lost, and his father Phil Staley stopped in and appeared briefly onstage during AIC’s set at Fox Fest in Burnaby, BC on July 1st. His appearance was met with roaring approval from […]

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Layne Staley’s Mom Sues Alice In Chains Members

Posted by on May 13, 2013

It’s been over 10 years since the sad and unfortunate death of original Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley in 2002. And while the singer’s long, slow withdrawal from the spotlight and drug-related death wasn’t pretty, things are about to get ugly again. It took the better part of a decade for the band to […]

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Alice In Chains Finish Recording New Album

Posted by on December 4, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBcADQziQWY[/youtube] In 2009, Alice In Chains took a lot of people by surprise with Black Gives Way To Blue, the bands first album in 14 years. Following the death of original vocalist Layne Staley, nobody expected William DuVall to fill his shoes so well. Not only did the sound like vintage AiC, but the amazing job […]

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