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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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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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Walking Papers Debut Tracks Online

Posted by on July 16, 2013

Walking Papers, a band consisting of Screaming Trees/Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver and Jeff Angell and Benjamin Anderson of Seattle’s The Missionary Position, will release a self-titled album August 6 on Loud and Proud Records. Two tracks, “Leave Me in the Dark” and “The Butcher” have been released via USA Today and Consequence of Sound, respectively.

 

 

 

 

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Members Of Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Screaming Trees Forming New Group

Posted by on March 4, 2013

In April, an expanded reissue of the 1995 album Above by Mad Season (which featured members of Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees) will be released. But now it looks like previously unreleased demos might be rerecorded by a new group featuring guitarist Mike McCready, drummer Barrett Martin and Guns N’ Roses bassist […]

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Metal Insider’s (More Than) Top 5: Black Friday Vinyl Releases

Posted by on October 22, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. The idea behind Record Store Day is a great one – get music consumers into independent record stores to pick up rare and limited-edition music from some amazing artists. It usually takes place on the third Saturday of April, but […]

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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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