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Jerry Cantrell Recalls Layne Staley ‘Egging’ Him on to Sing Lead Vocals in Alice in Chains

Together, Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell conjured some of rock's most beautiful and unnerving harmonies in Alice in Chains.

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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher + Troy Sanders Reflect on ‘Amazing Singer’ Layne Staley

Mastodon's Bill Kelliher and Troy Sanders reflect on the death of Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley and speak about his tremendous talent.

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Halestorm’s Arejay Hale: Layne Staley Was a ‘Freak of Nature’ and an ‘Amazing Talent’

In a new interview, Halestorm's Arejay Hale reflects on the late Layne Staley and says that even though he's a drummer, Staley was a huge influence on him.

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Mike Portnoy: ‘Layne Staley’s Vocals Were So Unique and Original’

Mike Portnoy reflects on the impact of Alice in Chains and late vocalist Layne Staley on the anniversary of Staley's death.

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Annamaria DiSanto, Getty Images

15 Things You May Not Know About Layne Staley

In honor of Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley, here's 15 things you may not know about the late singer.

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23 Years Ago + 15 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on April 5

On April 5, 1994, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain died, while Alice in Chains' Layne Staley would pass on April 5, 2002.

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Rare Layne Staley Recording From Pre-Alice in Chains Band Up for Auction

A rare recording of Layne Staley's pre-Alice in Chains band 40 Years of Hate is being auctioned off on eBay.

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10 Unforgettable Layne Staley Moments

Join us in celebrating Layne’s life with this list of 10 Unforgettable Layne Staley Moments.

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Layne Staley High School Band Footage Posted; Tom Morello Debunks Audioslave Audition Story

Watch a pre-Alice in Chains Layne Staley rock with his high school band Sleze.

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Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Reportedly Planned to Audition for Audioslave

After leaving Alice in Chains and struggling with drug addiction, vocalist Layne Staley had an opportunity to become the lead singer of Audioslave.

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