Despite rumors, alice in chains staley has all his fingers. Aug 24, 2016 pearl jam perform man of the hour in tribute to layne staley watch they also commemorated the tragically hips gord downie with light years. Layne staley was an american rock musician who was a member of the american rock band alice in chains. Layne staley first played in a band called sleze which consisted of shorewood high school students as well as future members of the bands the dehumanizers and second coming. Apr 05, 2018 legendary alice in chains and mad season singer layne staley died 16 years ago today though well publishing this a few hours before the official april 5th date. I feel like he is a kindred spirit i revel in his talent, his curiosity, his humor, and his ability to make something beautiful and beneficial out of his struggles. Nutrition and hydrationan integral part of recovery. Layne staley, alice in chains singer, dead at 34 mtv. Alice in chains was the first of grunges big four ahead of nirvana, pearl jam, and soundgarden to get a gold record and achieve national recognition. Aug 23, 2017 in honor of what would have been vocalist layne staleys 50th birthday, alice in chains posted a tribute video remembering the incredible voice and legacy of the rock icon. Now read the serious truth about layne staley from his own words and the words of his closest family members during the last year before his death. Author of new alice in chains biography to hold book.
P laynes live performance of bleed the freak is one of my favorites. The last interview with layne staley never happened. The song included a third, not so amiss, voice belonging to mark arm from mudhoney. To hell and back theyve survived personal tragedy, but the hardest thing for alice in chains may be finding a way to live with themselves. Layne thomas staley kirkland, washington, aeb, 1967ko abuztuaren 22a seattle, washington, aeb, 2002ko apirilaren 5a, abeslari eta musikagile estatubatuarra izan zen. Scott weiland, chris cornell, and curt cobain all gone way too soon r. Read this biography to learn more about his childhood, life, works, achievements and timeline. Staleys fellowship club formed a baseball team managed by future baseball hall of famer joe mcginnity. Born in kirkland, wa, on august 22, 1967, staley showed musical talent at an early age, and took up the drums. Alice in chains often abbreviated as aic is an american rock band from seattle, washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist and vocalist jerry cantrell and drummer sean kinney, who later recruited bassist mike starr and lead vocalist layne staley. The untold story will hold a book signing on wednesday, aug. Pearl jammad season guitarist mike mccready discussed the power behind the photos of his late mad season bandmate layne staley and john.
William duvall joined the band in 2006 as colead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, replacing staley, who died. Most of his lyrics dealt with the pain and alienation of drug addiction, which ultimately rendered him silent and killed him at the age of 34. Sep 09, 2018 wish i knew that one myself right along with why is chester bennington. On page 118 in the pdf file of the updated version of her book, retitled layne staley. Angry chair is not a biography of the late alice in chains singer. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from alice mudgarden at the discogs marketplace.
I can sing cantrells vocal parts for aic, but i feel lightheaded after trying for the higher octaves that staley can produce. Pearl jam guitarist mike mccready spoke to a capacity crowd at the kexp gathering space on tuesday, talking about his book, of potato heads and polaroids. If the user opens a word document and does a save as and select pdf, does word save the file as a pdf. Nov 10, 2010 the same year only a few knew about the masterpiece right turn from the previously mentioned ep. Metallica made fun of alice in chains layne staley drug. Alice in chains post tribute video for layne staleys 50th. Faceculture spoke to jerry cantrell and sean kinney about nona, how it begun, persuading layne staley, mike starr, being homeless, horrible lyrics, finding the sound, experience, layne s legacy, a.
Rock singer layne staley was one of the most private, mysterious and misunderstood performers ever. With the charismatic layne staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to come out of the seattle music scene. Staley was also a member of the supergroups mad season and class of 99. They were iconic pioneers who mixed grunge and metal in ways that continue to influence todays artists, and theirs is a story of hard work, selfdestruction, rising from the ashes, and carrying on a lasting legacy.
Question for singers, is there a way to sing like layne staley. It makes me think about how we often elevate people that had or have horrible drug addictions, but created very powerful art, by way of having a drug problem. Layne staley biography childhood, life achievements. Pearl jam member tells emotional layne staley story. He struggled throughout his career with severe drug addiction, culminating with his death in april 2002. Despite rumors, alice in chains staley has all his fingers mtv. In 2001 and 2003, books about starr and staley were published. Layne staley simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Top 30 quotes of layne staley famous quotes and sayings. If the user does a mail merge normally prints to a printer does word print all records or does it stop at the same spot. The author david did approach me to participate like he did a lot of people so i. His story is told by his mother, sister and layne himself. During the past decade, two of the founding members of alice in chains singer layne staley and bassist mike starr have died from drugrelated causes. Few rock vocalists created such a dark and eerie body of work as alice in chains layne staley. Here are five songs that show off what a talented voice we lost on april 5th, 2002. Apr 05, 2002 staley s desolate snarltoscream vocals, alone or in spooky harmony with bandmate jerry cantrell, were a vital part of their unique sound. Why did layne staley always wear sunglasses when he preformed. Apr 21, 2002 the band stopped touring in the mid1990s when staley went into rehabilitation for heroin use. Think of every cell like a little goldfish that needs to swim freely in and be able to process fresh water. Alice in chains were among the loudest voices out of seattle. I feel like he is a kindred spirit i revel in his talent, his curiosity, his humor, and his ability to make something beautiful and beneficial out.
Kurt and his family lived in hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. Rare pictures show her to be darkfeatured and pretty, with long black hair and dark eyes. Jan 25, 20 layne staleys pontiac firebird is for sale. The band rose to international fame in the early 1990s as part of seattles grunge movement, becoming known for staley s distinct vocal style and tenor voice as well as the harmonized vocals between.
Diamond lie gained attention in the seattle area and eventually took the name of staleys previous band, alice n chains, then renamed alice in chains. Sounds like a silly question, but really, is there a good way for me to practice singing to the point that i can sing a little like that guy. I had been waiting for a very long time for a worthwhile biography of my favorite band of all time. The band morphed into alice n chains in 1986 and mostly played cover versions of slayer and armored saint songs. Staley s desolate snarltoscream vocals, alone or in spooky harmony with bandmate jerry cantrell, were a vital part of their unique sound. Abeslari nagusia eta letraidazleetako bat izan zen alice in chains taldean, berak eta jerry cantrell gitarrajotzaileak sortu zutena 1987an, seattleko grunge mugimenduko talderik garrantzitsuenetakoa bilakatu zena. April 2002 in seattle, washington, usa was an american musician.
Layne staley touched an innumerable mass of people from all over the world. Layne has really touched my life in such a positive way. It took layne staley, alice in chains lead singer, a while longer to kill himself with a speedball. It was him who was in charge of the situation and was clear enough about the way he wanted his story published. Setting the alice in chains record straight icepicks and. Despite rumors, alice in chains staley has all his. So, james hetfield thought it would be cool to make fun of layne while the band played man in. Jerry cantrell, layne staley, mark mclaughlin, michael starr, sean kinney a812581 artist. In 1994 during metallicas summer shit tour, alice in chains was to open for metallica but they backed out of the tour because layne staley was in no shape to tour due to his drug problems. Layne, to me, was fking one of the greatest singers in rock and roll history, guitarist jerry cantrell said as the video opens. Layne thomas staley born layne thomas staley, august 22, 1967 april 5, 2002 was an american musician best known as the original lead singer and cosongwriter of the rock band alice in chains. Argentinean writer adriana rubio barely even cracks a small window into his life. Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.
Kurt i ja nie bylismy najblizszymi przyjaciolmi, ale wpadalismy na siebie podczas wystepow i gadalismy. If this can happen to someone as known and beloved as layne, it could happen to anyone. With the charismatic layne staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to. Layne staley childhood photos revealed 12 photos nsf. There was a book recently written called alice in chains.
The front page of the alice in chains website on sunday read simply. May 27, 2017 as a grunger since the 90spart of why i moved to seattle in 1991 i have also loved both layne and chris. Layne thomas staley was born in kirkland, washington. Its a song written about layne staley and his bleak ending. Apr 21, 2002 layne staley, who has been found dead in his apartment aged 34, was one of the foremost proponents of the us grunge scene, which transformed american rock in the 1990s. Gene staley was a big sports fan, believing it helped build character and instill a sense of competition in his employees. A new biography on one of seattles popular grunge bands will be officially released tuesday. It dispels the myths about layne s childhood, his early days in music, and the final, very private years of his life. Get born again is filled with exclusive interviews to his mother, nancy, his sister, liz and layne himself as he broke his fiveyear public silence just months before his death. Kurt cobain shortcircuited death by heroin with a shotgun blast to the head in 1994. Get born again, rubio wrote of her alleged conversation with layne, i did not ask many questions, he didnt allow me to do so.
The king county medical examiner positively identified staley s body on saturday april 20, following an autopsy. It was him who was in charge of the situation and was clear enough about the. Layne thomas staley 19672002 find a grave memorial. Interview alice in chains jerry cantrell and sean kinney. Heres the brief seattle police department incident report describing fridays 419 discovery of the body of layne staley, former lead singer of. Apr 12, 2011 this whole post came about while listening to a new song by alice in chains called black gives way to blue. But upon joining garage bands and discovering rock music as a teenager black sabbath, the doors, etc. Kurt cobain was born on february 20 1967, in aberdeen, washington. Alice in chains layne staley was found dead in his seattle home on friday evening. But just as layne staley is present any time someone plays an alice in chains songeven an alice in chains song that hes not actually singing onnowell is the living dead, his spirit regenerated both by music he played a conscious part in creating and those who emulate what he left behind.1460 583 1014 1077 1094 1295 290 579 1391 1181 1420 1333 1156 155 422 197 933 493 349 872 1159 1460 798 1123 893 534 1154 525 81 1042 123 1421 608 144