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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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 2019 1994 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... (writer: "Nutshell" - as L. Staley)
 2019 Always Be My Maybe (writer: "Man In The Box")
 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 Grassroots (performer: "Things You Do", "It's Coming After")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baby Got Back (2012) ... (writer: "Would?")
 2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Grunge (2012) ... (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 The Shield (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Cut Throat (2005) ... (lyrics: "Nutshell" - uncredited)
 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")
 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) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1994) ... (writer: "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)")
 1991 Alice in Chains: Man in the Box (Video short) (writer: "Man In The Box")
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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 | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Alice in Chains | Layne T. Staley

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The only pressure this band will ever feel is living up to our own expectations. See more »

Trivia:

Jerry Cantrell used to call him "Blanche". And Staley nicknamed Cantrell as "Satan Hoof". They revealed this during an interview with radio Rockline in 1998. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently wore sunglasses See more »

Nickname:

Alice

Star Sign:

Leo

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