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10 Unforgettable Layne Staley Moments

Join us in celebrating Layne’s life with this list of 10 Unforgettable Layne Staley Moments.

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Eight Previously Unreleased Layne Staley Songs Could Be In the Works

Seattle audio designer Jesse Holt tweeted that he's finishing tracks recorded by the late frontman of Alice in Chains before he died in 2002.

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By: Tim Karan / Photo: Ebet Roberts, Redferns
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Worst to First: Every Alice in Chains Album Ranked

Alice in Chains were never a grunge band in the Sub Pop sense of the word, but they came to define a metallic edge of the genre.

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22 Years Ago + 14 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on April 5

On April 5, 1994, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain died, while Alice in Chains' Layne Staley would pass on April 5, 2002.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
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Grunge Musicians We Lost Far Too Soon

Although the peak of grunge only lasted a few short years, the amount of tragedy the scene generated was (and continues to be) staggering.

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Layne Staley High School Band Footage Posted; Tom Morello Debunks Audioslave Audition Story

Watch a pre-Alice in Chains Layne Staley rock with his high school band Sleze.

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Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Reportedly Planned to Audition for Audioslave

After leaving Alice in Chains and struggling with drug addiction, vocalist Layne Staley had an opportunity to become the lead singer of Audioslave.

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Layne Staley’s Mother Files Suit Against Alice in Chains Over Royalties

The mother of late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley is taking legal action against her son's former bandmates, claiming they've not made good on royalties owed on the band's music.

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Mark Lanegan to Handle Vocals on Unfinished Mad Season Album

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready recently revealed that there is roughly an album's worth of songs that the mid-90's side project, Mad Season, never got to record with vocalist Layne Staley before his return to Alice in Chains and eventual death. Now it appears that Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan will lend his voice to the project that may be out as early as this year.

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Frank Micelotta, ImageDirect (via Getty Images)
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Layne Staley Songs in ‘Grassroots’ Film Have Previously Surfaced

Contrary to the initial reports, the songs featuring late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley from the film ‘Grassroots‘ may not be on everyone’s radar, but they are definitely not unknown. In fact, one of them was already released in the mid 1990s.

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
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10th Annual Layne Staley Tribute Set for August

The 10th annual tribute to the late, great Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley, who passed away in April 2002 at the tender age of 34 after years of addiction struggles, is set for this August in the Seattle/Tacoma area. It’s a massive celebration, as five days of events and performances have been planned to remember the singer whose definitive voice marked the grunge era of rock ‘n’ roll.

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Mike McCready Drafting Singers for Unreleased Mad Season Album

The Layne Staley-fronted band Mad Season were one of the most under-the-radar side projects of the ’90s, and now guitarist Mike McCready reveals that there is an unreleased album on the way, as well as a reissue of their debut album ‘Above’ and a live release.

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