The legendary lead singer of alice in chains and mad season, layne staley, passed away 16 years ago on 05042002. Alice in chains is an american rock band formed in seattle, washington, in 1987 by guitaristvocalist jerry cantrell and drummer sean kinney, who then recruited bassist mike starr and lead vocalist layne staley. The book is badly written, and the author refers too frequently to herself and her own struggle with anorexia. Limited edition 2017 layne staley tribute show tshirts, hoodies, and posters. During the past decade, two of the founding members of alice in chains singer layne staley and bassist mike starr have died from drugrelated causes. Angry chair a look inside the heart and soul of an incredible musician written by adriana rubio argentinean journalist and a fan of alice in chains, features 50 pages of photos of staleys art.
Seuss book, all about me that he wanted to be a singer. Their debut album facelift was a hit, and featured the nowclassic man in the box. Music late alice in chains singer layne staley s last interview revealed in new book book features 50 pages of photos of staley s sketches, diary entries, childhood pictures. Along the way, lanegan befriended kurt cobain and layne staley, recorded with the supergroup mad season, and launched a solo career playing bluesy, rootsy rock that was more melancholy and. I like the information i got from reading eat right for your blood type, peter dadamo. Angry chair a look inside the heart and soul of an incredible musician written by adriana rubio argentinean. The books goal is to discover laynes innermost feelings and motivations. Book features 50 pages of photos of staleys sketches, diary entries, childhood pictures. Rock singer layne staley was one of the most private, mysterious and mi. Apr 05, 2018 legendary alice in chains and mad season singer layne staley died 16 years ago today though well publishing this a few hours before the official april 5th date. Argentinean writer adriana rubio barely even cracks a small window into his life. The book also includes pictures from laynes childhood, drawings, poetry and a lot more. Layne staley first played in a band called sleze which consisted of shorewood high school students as well as future members of the bands the dehumanizers and second coming.
Although the foreword makes it clear that its impossible to tell the alice in chains story without addressing layne staleys drug issues, in reality this dominates the book. Nov, 2007 a new book based on late alice in chains singer layne staley s last five years of reclusive life in downtown seattle is scheduled for release in late 2008. Although the foreword makes it clear that its impossible to tell the alice in chains story without addressing layne staley s drug issues, in reality this dominates the book. It is hard to compare them because they have such completely different voices and singing styles. Layne staley tribute includes never b4 seen photos youtube. Vocal coach reacts to alice in chains layne staley love. Layne thomas staley born layne rutherford staley, august 22, 1967 april 5, 2002 was an american musician best known as the original lead singer and cosongwriter of the rock band alice in chains, which rose to international fame in the early 1990s as part of seattles grunge movement, becoming known for staleys distinct vocal style and tenor voice as well as the harmonized vocals.
John frusciante tried to help layne staley mxdwn music. The time alice in chains layne staley stood up to rowdy. But upon joining garage bands and discovering rock music as a teenager black sabbath, the doors, etc. The untold story, claims that cobains wife courtney love reached out to alice in chains frontman layne staley pictured after her husbands death to see if. Angry chair is composed of interviews with the singers mom and sister that outline staleys childhood, interests, personality, love life and career.
Mad season, laynes side projectsart, jerrys solo work. Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing. May 27, 2017 as a grunger since the 90spart of why i moved to seattle in 1991 i have also loved both layne and chris. This would be his final interview before his overdose on april 5th, 2002. Top 30 quotes of layne staley famous quotes and sayings.
This author of this book, adrianna rubio, interviewed staley during the last few weeks of his life. Recently i asked an old and very dear friend of mine darin lamb to please be a guest on this website because i knew that he of all people had a lot to share about the real layne staley. Mark lanegan on his memoir, kurt cobain, layne staley. Get born again is a revival of the acclaimed angry chair book. Rock writer adriana rubio also explores the renaissance era to demonstrate the. This title is a revival of the acclaimed layne staley.
I bought this book because there is a real dearth of material out there scandalously enough. Eric moyer is said to be in the process of writing the first draft of the script. Angry chair is not a biography of the late alice in chains singer. Staley was seven years old when his parents divorced, after which he was raised by his mother and. Alice n chains disbanded and staley joined a funk band afterwards.
Legendary alice in chains and mad season singer layne staley died 16 years ago today though well publishing this a few hours before the official april 5th date. Did courtney love seek out late alice in chains singer. Its essentially the lane staley story, which although vital, it is disappointing that more isnt dedicated to the band as a whole. Kurt cobain shortcircuited death by heroin with a shotgun blast to the head in 1994. Setting the alice in chains record straight icepicks and. His story is told by his mother, sister and layne himself. In chainsreading listsmy childhoodteenthe incrediblesbookschairsheart. Late alice in chains singer layne staleys last interview revealed.
When i picked up a copy of angry chair i expected to read interesting facts about staleys life and. It has been revised and updated with the inclusion of two new chapters. Layne staley always had an incredible rock voice, but it was an untapped reserve until he learnt to sing. I am such a huge fan of layne staley and his band alice in chains. Sep 28, 2006 the book also includes pictures from layne s childhood, drawings, poetry and a lot more. Was layne staleys incredible rock voice due to vocal. Laynes sister, liz coats, has put out a public statement saying that the interview never happened. Moyer fully understands the subject and will work in cooperation with rubio in separating and highlighting layne staley s human side from that of a rock star, according to. She justifies the selfreferences by claiming that layne told her to write about herself. Entitled itch, love stories about heroin, the book will reveal some secrets about the singer, as well as offer an inside look at his addiction and struggles with heroin, according to a press release. The last interview with layne staley never happened. In the following excerpt from the 2009 book grunge is dead. As a grunger since the 90spart of why i moved to seattle in 1991 i have also loved both layne and chris. I believe he took vocal lessons from maestro david p.
We try to be real nice and friendly to people, but sometimes they take advantage of that. Layne staley simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Now, kurt cobain and layne staleys images are seen through their suicides layne staleys heroin addiction was in effect a very slow suicide. Apr 23, 2020 along the way, lanegan befriended kurt cobain and layne staley, recorded with the supergroup mad season, and launched a solo career playing bluesy, rootsy rock that was more melancholy and. He met guitarist jerry cantrell shortly thereafter, and. Few rock vocalists created such a dark and eerie body of work as alice in chains layne staley.
Aug 23, 2016 nancy mccallum and amanda hardy singing wake up layne staley tributehard rockseattle 8262012. The oral history of seattle rock music, alice in chains guitaristsinger jerry cantrell recounts a story of when staley stood up to some. She justifies the selfreferences by claiming that layne told her to. Layne s sister, liz coats, has put out a public statement saying that the interview never happened. Brand new tribute to layne staley set to the music of alice in chains dont follow includes new, rare, and difficult to find photos of layne and alice i. A new book based on late alice in chains singer layne staleys last five years of reclusive life in downtown seattle is scheduled for release in late 2008. Taking center stage is original frontman layne staley who, like kurt cobain, found. Layne staley was born in kirkland, washington in 1967. Aug 03, 2015 layne staley of alice in chains was also a frequent heroin useraddict at the time of cobains death, and love reportedly tried to track him down soon after to see if he knew anything about the. Layne staley, lead singer of alice in chains performing on mtv.
You want to live to a ripe oldhealthy age, dont you. A memoir, includes a section detailing an attempt by himself and thenred hot chili peppers guitarist john frusciante to help layne staley with. I also talked with layne when i was contacted by her, and let him know of her intentions to write a book about him. Stepfather reveals how layne staley was in his last photo. In 2001 and 2003, books about starr and staley were published. The untold story, claims that cobains wife courtney love reached out to alice in chains frontman layne staley pictured after her. Layne staley of alice in chains was also a frequent heroin useraddict at the time of cobains death, and love reportedly tried to track him down soon after to see if. The band morphed into alice n chains in 1986 and mostly played cover versions of slayer and armored saint songs. When i picked up a copy of angry chair i expected to read interesting facts about staley s life and. May 29, 2018 brand new tribute to layne staley set to the music of alice in chains dont follow includes new, rare, and difficult to find photos of layne and alice i dont own any of the material used for. Late alice in chains singer layne staleys last interview. Layne thomas staley was an american singersongwriter who served as the lead vocalist of the rock.
Online shopping from a great selection at books store. The 146page book also contains the authors take on the european renaissance and the history of heroin. New alice in chains book reveals courtney loves suspicion. Eliminate corn, sugars, white and wheat, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, etc. Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, ipad. Darin lamb one of laynes best friends and our guest poster. Nancy mccallum and amanda hardy singing wake uplayne staley tributehard rockseattle 8262012. Talented and controversial by diana atkinson for free with a 30 day free trial. I recently read this article by michael christopher regarding the 15 th anniversary of layne staleys death and it got me thinking about something i reported in my book two years ago. Angry chair is a biography by adriana rubio about layne staley, the lead vocalist of the rock band alice in chains, published in january 2003. And when it comes to final photos of layne, the story is set up until 1998 with some photos available on the internet, but it is public knowledge and confirmed by his own mother that there is 01 unpublished picture taken from layne in february 2002, only 02 months before his death. Rock singer layne staley was one of the most private, mysterious and misunderstood performers ever. Born in kirkland, wa, on august 22, 1967, staley showed musical talent at an early age, and took up the drums.1313 1251 106 1127 386 410 1164 186 1424 936 1167 1408 105 1642 460 326 599 1535 1424 68 1442 303 603 675 417 603 128 937 344 539 800 256