Tag Archives: Layne Staley

Metal Insider’s Top 5: Comeback Albums Of The 2000s

Posted by on June 11, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. There’s a lot at stake for a band that’s been out of the public eye for years or simply experienced their fair share of bad luck. In some cases, those said bands have already been written off by many as hopeless […]

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April 5th Cements Status As One Of The Darkest Days In Music History

Posted by on April 5, 2012

As you’ve probably heard by now, Jim Marshall, founder of Marshall Amplifiers, died earlier today. The Marshall amp is synonymous with rock and roll, and while Marshall led a long and fulfilling life, the same can’t be said for Layne Staley, Kurt Cobain and former KISS guitarist Mark St. John, all of whom died on […]

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Former Alice In Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dead

Posted by on March 8, 2011

According to TMZ, original Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr, perhaps better known as a member of the third season of Celebrity Rehab, was found dead in a house in Salt Lake City earlier today. His father called the death of the 44 year-old a “terrible loss.” Starr was in Alice in Chains from 1987 […]

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We Preview Alice In Chains’ Black Gives Way To Blue : A Return To Form

Posted by on July 22, 2009

For a band that’s one of the cornerstones of the Seattle grunge sound, it’s pretty amazing to think that Alice In Chains released only three full-length albums in a little over five years. And it’s even more sad when realizing that although the band’s last album was released in 1995, that frontman Layne Staley didn’t overdose […]

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Phil Anselmo Covers Alice In Chains

Posted by on July 20, 2009

Fan-shot footage of Philip Anselmo playing an acoustic cover of Alice In Chains’ “Nutshell” at a bar in Tel Aviv surfaced over the weekend on Blabbermouth. It’s chiling to hear Anselmo channeling AIC’s Layne Staley, since both vocalists knew what the throes of drug addiction was like, and only one made it out. In fact, both died from […]

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