Mad Season were one of the '90s more interesting supergroups, but the deaths of frontman Layne Staley and bassist John Baker Saunders stalled the release of the band's planned second album. However, drummer Barrett Martin and guitarist Mike McCready spent a good portion of the last year finishing off some of their unreleased material for a special expanded reissued of their 1995 debut 'Above' and
In the midst of the '90s, the grunge rock supergroup Mad Season emerged, led by Alice in Chains' Layne Staley with Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin and the Walkabouts' John Baker Saunders completing the lineup. The band released one album, 'Above,' and were working on a second disc of music that was never finished before both Saunders and Staley passed away. However, just
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.
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.