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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 Soundtrack
(2000)
Last Action Hero Soundtrack
(1993)
The Faculty Soundtrack
(1998)
Funny People Soundtrack
(2009)

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 1999 Alice in Chains: Get Born Again (Music Video)
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 1996 Alice in Chains: Again (Music Video)
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 1996 Alice in Chains: Heaven Beside You (Music Video)
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 1995 Alice in Chains: The Nona Tapes (Music Video)
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 1995 Alice in Chains: Grind (Music Video)
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 1995 Mad Season: River of Deceit (Music Video)
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 1994 Alice in Chains: I Stay Away (Music Video)
Layne Staley (voice)
 1994 Alice in Chains: No Excuses (Music Video)
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 1993 Alice in Chains: Down in a Hole (Music Video)
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 1993 Alice in Chains: What the Hell Have I? (Music Video)
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 1993 Alice in Chains: Rooster (Music Video)
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 1992 Alice in Chains: Angry Chair (Music Video)
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 1992 Alice in Chains: Would? (Music Video)
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 1992 Alice in Chains: Them Bones (Music Video)
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 1991 Forced Entry: Never A Know, But the No (Music Video)
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 1991 Alice in Chains: Sea of Sorrow, Version 2 (Music Video)
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 1991 Alice in Chains: Sea of Sorrow, Version 1 (Music Video)
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 1991 Alice in Chains: Man in the Box (Music Video)
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 1990 Alice in Chains: We Die Young (Music Video)
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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 | 21 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:

[Pandemonium, Vol#29 - April 1995: "Layne Staley Unchained"] Kurt [Cobain] and I weren't the closest of friends, but we ran into each other at shows and hung out a lot. I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. I just don't understand it at all. The last time I saw him, he gave me a ride from QFC on Broadway to a friend's house, the whole way there, which was about a fifteen minute ... See more »

Trivia:

He had a death similar to that of Kenny MacLean and Kurt Cobain, in that nobody found him for days. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently wore sunglasses See more »

Nickname:

Alice

Star Sign:

Leo

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