Layne Staley

Alternative rock, Composer

1967 – 2002

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Who was Layne Staley?

Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he co-founded along with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. 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. By mid 1996, Staley would be out of the public spotlight, never to perform live again. Staley also struggled throughout his adult life with depression and a severe drug addiction, culminating with his death on April 5, 2002.

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Born
Aug 22, 1967
Kirkland
Also known as
  • Staley, Layne
  • Layne T. Staley
  • Layne Elmer
  • Layne Thomas Staley
  • Alice
Parents
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Meadowdale High School
Died
Apr 5, 2002
Seattle

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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