layne staley

Layne Thomas Staley (August 22, 1967 – April 5, 2002) was an American musician who served as the lead vocalist, occasional rhythm guitarist and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. The band became known for Staley's distinct vocal style, as well as the harmonized vocals between him and Cantrell. Staley was also a member of the supergroups Mad Season and Class of '99. By mid 1996, Staley was out of the public spotlight, never to perform live again. Staley struggled for much of his adult life with depression and a drug addiction, culminating with his death on April 5, 2002. Wikipedia
Classic Rock Magazine Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:17

Better To Burn Out Than Fade Away: The Brief Life Of Layne Staley

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Alice in Chains' Layne Staley: born on this day 50 years ago. RIP.
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Classic Rock Magazine Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:27

The 100 Best Debut Albums Of All Time

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You voted. We counted. And the results are now online!
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HuffPost Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:17

Brad Pitt, Courtney Love Among Mourners At Chris Cornell's Funeral

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“I just feel like his life was cut short."
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Chicago Tribune Sat, 05/20/2017 - 17:56

After Chris Cornell's death: 'Only Eddie Vedder is left. Let that sink in.'

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The story of grunge is also one of death.
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New York Daily News Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:00

Chris Cornell’s family says he didn't "knowingly" commit suicide

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The family is still struggling to understand what happened.
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Washington Post Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:40

After Chris Cornell’s death: ‘Only Eddie Vedder is left. Let that sink in.’

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Many said the Pearl Jam frontman is the last living icon of grunge.
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