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Layne Staley of AIC Has Died

Apr. 20th, 2002 | 03:27 am
posted by: childofpunk76 in loud

This is from http://www.king5.com:


Alice in Chains lead singer dies
04/20/2002

Jim Klockow


SEATTLE – The lead singer to the Seattle-based grunge rock band Alice in Chains died Friday afternoon.

Layne Staley was 34. He was born in Kirkland, Wash. where he grew up.

A King County medical examiner's investigator said his office collected a body from the address in the 4500 block of 8th Ave. N.E. Friday night and planned an autopsy Saturday. The Medical Examiners office refused to confirm the identity of the deceased.

Unofficial reports suggested that Staley died of a drug overdose.

Alice in Chains was one of a handful of grunge rock bands that became a national sensation by bridging the gap between hard rock and alternative music.

In addition to its minimalist, hard-driving music, heroin was also part of the grunge scene.

Alice in Chains was forced to cancel a 1994 tour after Staley admitted his battle with heroin addiction, a drug that had taken a toll on other Seattle musicians, including Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.

Cobain’s own struggle with heroin was well known long before he committed suicide in 1994.

Just three months later, Hole bassist Kristen Pfafff’s body was found in the bathtub of her Seattle apartment. She too had died of an overdose.

Staley was born Aug. 2, 1967 in Kirkland, Wash.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Apr. 20th, 2002 | 12:43 pm
music: Staind - Pressure
posted by: booticon in loud

Alice in Chains lead singer dies

Jim Klockow, KING5.com


SEATTLE � The lead singer to the Seattle-based grunge rock band Alice in Chains died Friday afternoon.

Kirkland, Wash. native Layne Staley was 34.

A King County medical examiner's investigator said his office collected a body from the address in the 4500 block of 8th Ave. N.E. Friday night and planned an autopsy Saturday. The Medical Examiners office refused to confirm the identity of the deceased.

Unofficial reports suggested that Staley died of a drug overdose.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that the person had been dead for several days.

Alice in Chains was one of a handful of grunge rock bands that became a national sensation by bridging the gap between hard rock and alternative music.

In addition to its minimalist, hard-driving music, heroin was also part of the grunge scene.

Alice in Chains was forced to cancel a 1994 tour after Staley admitted his battle with heroin, a drug that had taken a toll on other Seattle musicians, including Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.

Cobain�s own struggle with heroin was well known long before he committed suicide in 1994.

Just three months later, Hole bassist Kristen Pfafff�s body was found in the bathtub of her Seattle apartment. She too had died of an overdose.



-randy.

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Apr. 20th, 2002 | 02:41 pm
posted by: immorak in loud

R.I.P. Layne Staley
Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley tragically passed away at his home in Washington this week, he was 34. Details are still sketchy regarding the situation, for more info check out on the article located here.
On a personal note, it goes without saying that Layne was a major talent and a truly gifted individual, he will be missed.

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Apr. 20th, 2002 | 04:50 pm
posted by: subliminalis in loud

from wickedland.com

Coal Chamber Broken Up?
Apparently the band broke up during a show in Lubbock, TX the other day. They are off the Jagermeister tour for now. No official word yet.

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