Layne Staley

Layne Staley

Layne Thomas Staley (August 22, 1967 – April 5, 2002) was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which was formed in Seattle, Washington in 1987 by Staley and guitarist Jerry Cantrell. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. The band became known for his 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. He struggled throughout his career with severe drug addiction, culminating with his death in April 2002.

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Alice In Chains - Legacy
15th greatest live band by Hit Parader, with vocalist Layne Staley placing as 27th greatest heavy metal vocalist of all time ... Godsmack singer and founder Sully Erna has also cited Layne Staley as his primary influence ... which appears on the compilation The Singles 1996-2006, and also wrote a song entitled "Layne", in Staley's dedication, on the album 14 Shades of Grey ...
William Du Vall - Biography - Present Career (2007–present)
... to DuVall joining Cantrell's band Alice in Chains, replacing Layne Staley, who died in 2002 ... reunion didn't necessarily foretell a future for the band and that this was just a tribute to Staley and their fans ... DuVall expressed similar sentiments with regards to the task of filling in for Staley However, the reformed Alice in Chains generated enthusiasm from their fans to convince them to keep the name ...
Mad Season - History - Career and Above
... in friend and Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley to round out the line-up ... McCready had hoped that being around sober musicians would push Staley to get himself sober ... It took Layne just a few more days to finish his vocals, which was intense since we only rehearsed twice and did four shows." The album was released on March 15, 1995 through Columbia Records to critical and ...