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Rock 'n' Roll Death?

kerouacdude

TRIBE Member
Body found in singer's house in U District

By Seattle Times staff and wire reports


A body was removed last night from the University District residence of Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the Seattle grunge band Alice in Chains.
KOMO-TV, citing an unidentified source, said the body was that of Staley, 34.

A King County medical-examiner's investigator said his office removed a body from the Staley address and planned an autopsy today, but he refused to confirm the identity of the person. He said it appeared the person had been dead for some time and would have to be identified scientifically.

Staley had a history of substance abuse, and in the early 1990s publicly acknowledged an addiction to heroin.

Alice in Chains, formed in Seattle in 1987, was part of the early '90s heyday of grunge. The band was mentioned in the same breath as Nirvana and Soundgarden.

The band's debut album, "Facelift," was released in 1990, and the song "We Die Young" became a top-5 metal track.

In 1991, the band was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal Artist.

The band's last release was "Nothing Safe — Best Of The Box" in 1999.

Staley also fronted the side band Mad Season.
 

terrawrist III

TRIBE Member
another one bites the dust...you have to expect this to happen...you just don't know WHICH lead singer will go next.

scott wieland is next
 

tella

TRIBE Member
it's eerie, i was listening to alice in chains unplugged the other day and i was thinking that i was quite surprised that layne staley was still alive.

it's sad really....hopefully it's not him.
 
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kerouacdude

TRIBE Member
won't be too shocking though...I remember hearing a report a couple years back that he'd shot up so much he'd developed gangrene in his wrist and hand....yikes
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by kerouacdude
He said it appeared the person had been dead for some time and would have to be identified scientifically.
Implies that if a person is freshly dead, then one can use non-scientific methods of identification, such as witchcraft and whatnot.
 

rudebwoy

TRIBE Member
'insert down in a hole joke here'

thats shitty news...i always liked alice in chains...the jar of flies cd is still in my 'constant rotation' of older cd's...

c.
 
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JayIsBored

TRIBE Member
i believe them bones are me
some say we're born into the grave
i feel so alone
gonna end up a big ol pile of them bones



pretty much any AIC lyric could be used in this situation
 

Cheer Bear

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OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST READ THIS!!!!

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he can't be dead!!!! :(

If Jerry goes next I'll cry. :(
 

rejenerate

TRIBE Member
:(

So so sad. Not a surprise, but I was always hoping he'd get out of his addiction. But with every report about his health he just seemed to be getting worse and worse.

RIP, Layne. "Dirt" remains one of my favourite albums.

~jen
 
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rejenerate

TRIBE Member
Re: Re: Rock 'n' Roll Death?

Originally posted by PosTMOd


Implies that if a person is freshly dead, then one can use non-scientific methods of identification, such as witchcraft and whatnot.
Well...bad choice of wording, but I assume they mean fingerprinting/DNA/etc. as opposed to having someone identify him. (eww, I don't even want to think about it.)

~jen
 

rentat

TRIBE Member
This sucks, but I knew it what going to happen one day. I turned on the radio this morning as I was waking up and this is the first thing I heard. Then they played Rooster. These guys were one of my fav bands in highschool. Their Unplugged show was great. Jerry Cantrell and Layne Staley have really good singing voices. I keep hearing people call him Layne Stanley too. It's STALEY, just to make it clear. If the dude is dead, at least get his name right. Can someone call Edge102 and tell Visnja to get it right? I can't get through.:)
 
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PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Re: Re: Re: Rock 'n' Roll Death?

Originally posted by rejenerate
Well...bad choice of wording, but I assume they mean fingerprinting/DNA/etc. as opposed to having someone identify him.
No, I checked with all the irrelevant authorities.

They use witchcraft, and/or wait for messages from god.
 

deep

TRIBE Member
too weird, they were playing some alice in chains at the bar we were at yesterday and I was just telling tearer and ravetrash how much I liked these guys back in the day
 
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