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Layne Staley (1967–2002)


Layne was born August 22, 1967 in Kirkland, WA. When Layne was seven, his parents divorced. He started playing drums around the age of 12. Layne always wanted to sing when he played his drums, so his groupies told him that he should sing instead. So, Layne traded in his drum set for a microphone and delay. While at a party in Seattle in 1987, he met ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Perfect Storm
The Perfect Storm Soundtrack
(2000)
The Faculty
The Faculty Soundtrack
(1998)
Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero Soundtrack
(1993)
Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

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 2017 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 January 2017 (2017) ... (lyrics: "Man in the Box")
 2016 Supernatural (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox (2016) ... (lyrics: "Man in the Box")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baby Got Back (2012) ... (writer: "Would?")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Grunge (2011) ... (lyrics: "Man in the Box")
 2011 Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (Video documentary) (writer: "Man In The Box" - as Layne T. Staley)
 2009 Funny People (writer: "Man in the Box" - as Layne T. Staley)
 2008 Behind the Player: Mike Inez (Video documentary) (writer: "A Little Bitter", "Again")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time to Crime (2005) ... (writer: "Man In The Box")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2004) ... (writer: "Love, Hate, Love")
 2001 Black Hawk Down (performer: "Right Turn")
 2000 The Perfect Storm (writer: "Man in the Box")
 1999 Alice in Chains: Music Bank - The Videos (Video) (writer: "Man in the Box", "Angry Chair", "I Stay Away", "Again", "Get Born Again")
 1998 The Faculty (performer: "Another Brick in the Wall, part II")
 1996 Marvin's Room (writer: "Again" (1995))
 1996 Unplugged (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Alice in Chains (1996) ... (writer: "Nutshell", "Sludge Factory", "Angry Chair", "Frogs")
 1995 Alice in Chains: The Nona Tapes (Video short) (writer: "Brush Away", "Head Creeps")
 1994 Lassie (writer: "Man In The Box")
 1994 Dead at 21 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Pilot Episode (1994) ... (lyrics: "Man in the Box")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- True Crime (1993) ... (writer: "Man in the Box")
 1993 Last Action Hero (writer: "A Little Bitter")
 1991 Alice in Chains: Live Facelift (Video documentary short) (writer: "Man in the Box", "Real Thing", "Love, Hate, Love", "Man in the Box (Video)")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Vocalist for Mad Season and Class of '99. Lyrics on the song Ring Them Bells for Heart and It's Coming After for Second Coming. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Alice in Chains | Layne T. Staley

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Rolling Stone - February 8, 1996] If you gotta feel pain here, you gotta feel it somewhere else. I believe that there's a wonderful place to go to after this life, and I don't believe there's eternal damnation for anyone. I'm not into religion, but I have a good grasp on my spirituality. I just believe that I'm not the greatest power on this earth. I didn't create myself, because I would have ... See more »

Trivia:

Staley had two tattoos. In 1988, Staley and Jerry Cantrell decided to get the "brothers tattoo". Cantrell got a screaming skull on his right shoulder, and Staley got a smiling skull with an Elvis hairdo and sunglasses on his left shoulder. Staley's skull tattoo is mentioned on the song "Sea of Sorrow", in the lines "You opened fire / Aim my smilin' skull at you" - the lyrics were written by ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently wore sunglasses See more »

Nickname:

Alice

Star Sign:

Leo

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