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Alice in Chains Joined Onstage by Layne Staley’s Father During Gig in Canada

Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia

Earlier this week Alice in Chains played Canada's Fox Fest in Burnaby, British Columbia, and invited a very special guest onstage. They were joined by Phil Staley, the father of the band's late vocalist Layne Staley. A video of his appearance can be seen above, while the band also posted a photo on their Instagram (see below).

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Layne Staley’s Mother Files Suit Against Alice in Chains Over Royalties

Layne Staley
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The mother of late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley is taking legal action against her son's former bandmates, claiming they've not made good on royalties owed on the band's music.

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Favorite Layne Staley Era Alice in Chains Song – Readers Poll

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It was a sad day in April 2002 when Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley was discovered dead from a drug overdose after going unnoticed for a few weeks. His date of death was traced back to April 5, eerily the same day that Kurt Cobain died 8 years later.

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Mad Season’s Barrett Martin Reminisces About Late Frontman Layne Staley

Mad Season
Columbia Records

Mad Season's tenure was short, but it's no less of a fond memory for drummer Barrett Martin. The musician, who was probably better known for his work behind the kit with Screaming Trees back in their '90s heyday, offers up a few remembrances of his late Mad Season bandmate Layne Staley in a new video posted at Diffuser.fm.

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Layne Staley Memorial Fund To Raise Money for Good Cause Through Seattle Marathon

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The spirit of late Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley continues to inspire and influence his local community even a decade after his tragic death.

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Layne Staley Songs in ‘Grassroots’ Film Have Previously Surfaced

Frank Micelotta, ImageDirect (via Getty Images)
Frank Micelotta, ImageDirect (via Getty Images)

Contrary to the initial reports, the songs featuring late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley from the film 'Grassroots' may not be on everyone's radar, but they are definitely not unknown. In fact, one of them was already released in the mid 1990s.

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10th Annual Layne Staley Tribute Set for August

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The 10th annual tribute to the late, great Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley, who passed away in April 2002 at the tender age of 34 after years of addiction struggles, is set for this August in the Seattle/Tacoma area. It's a massive celebration, as five days of events and performances have been planned to remember the singer whose definitive voice marked the grunge era of rock 'n' roll.

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Two Unreleased Layne Staley Songs to Surface in New Movie ‘Grassroots’

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'Grassroots' is a new film based on the true story of two Seattle music journalists who look to shake up the political scene. But for Alice in Chains fans, the bigger news is that the movie will feature two never-before-released songs from late frontman Layne Staley.

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Mike McCready Drafting Singers for Unreleased Mad Season Album

Mad Season
Columbia Records

 

The Layne Staley-fronted band Mad Season were one of the most under-the-radar side projects of the '90s, and now guitarist Mike McCready reveals that there is an unreleased album on the way, as well as a reissue of their debut album 'Above' and a live release.

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Top 10 Songs About Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley

Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Late Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley had such a profound influence on rock music that he is not only celebrated in AIC's music, but in songs about him by other artists. The troubled artist befriended and inspired many during his all too short stay on this planet. In honor o

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