Layne Staley

23 Years Ago: Alice In Chains Records Its Final Album with Layne Staley

On November 7th, 1995, Alice In Chains released their self-titled album that, unbeknownst to them, would also be their final record with vocalist Layne Staley before his death in 2002. With hit singles like "Heaven Beside You", "Grind", "Again" and "Over Now", Alice In Chains sold more than 3...
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26 Years Ago: Alice In Chains Unearth 'Dirt'

When grunge had officially taken over the airwaves in the early '90s, the world was their oyster for bands like Nirvana , Pearl Jam , Soundgarden and Alice In Chains . On September 29th, 1992, Alice In Chains released their second album Dirt , which has often been regarded by fans and critics as...
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28 Years Ago: Alice In Chains Melts Faces with "Facelift"

That's right. On August 21st, 1990, Alice In Chains, a grunge/metal band stemming out of Seattle, Washington introduced their album Facelift to the world. The music world was in a strange stasis in the summer of 1990. Pop was still on top, '80s hair metal was on the way out, and grunge was a mere...
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10 More Isolated Vocals That Will Give You Goosebumps

Thanks to modern technology, almost anyone can sound like a professional singer. But take away all of the production and be left with only the singer and a microphone, you'll see who is the real deal and who isn't. RELATED: 10 Isolated Rock Vocals That Will Give You Chills So we decided to do just...
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Alice In Chains Pays Tribute To Layne Staley For His 50th Birthday

On this day in rock, (August 22nd) Layne Staley of Alice In Chains would have celebrated his 50th birthday. In honor of his memory, AIC guitarist Jerry Cantrell reflects on some of his fondest memories with his late friend/bandmate. "Layne, to me was, f**king one of the greatest singers in rock and...
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Layne Staley Encouraged Jerry Cantrell To Sing More In Alice In Chains

Ever noticed how over the years, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell gradually started to have a stronger vocal presence in the band? We can all thank the late Layne Staley for that. While speaking in the Q&A portion during his time as a counselor with the Rock Fantasy Camp, Cantrell...
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Alice In Chains?

Alice In Chains is one of the greatest grunge gods to emerge out of the Seattle rock scene in the '90s with the rare gift of not sounding like any other band. Part grunge. Part metal. All parts rock. But do you know Alice In Chains in a "Nutshell"? Try our quiz and find out!
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23 Years Ago & 15 Years Ago: Nirvana's Kurt Cobain And Alice In Chains' Layne Staley Die On April 5th

In a somewhat bizarre coincidence, two grunge figureheads - Kurt Cobain from Nirvana in 1994, and Layne Staley from Alice In Chains in 2002, both died on April 5th. Cobain's death occurred at the height of Nirvana's popularity, as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His death...
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Alice In Chains' William DuVall Almost Died In A Car Accident

While speaking with guitar & amp manufacturer Framus & Warwick , Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall reveals how he was involved in a nearly fatal car accident during the '80s. “In those days, I was using a Dan Armstrong guitar, because it was made of plexiglass, and it could withstand...
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Alice In Chains Return To The Studio To Work On Sixth Album

Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez said in an interview with bass manufacturer Framus & Warwick that the grunge gods are back in the studio working on their sixth album, which would be following their fifth album 2013's The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here . "Today I’m leaving this studio, and I’m going...
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