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Chris Cornell to Front Mad Season With the Seattle Symphony

Chris Cornell
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Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan will join the living members of Mad Season for a special performance with the Seattle Symphony.

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Mad Season Performance Footage of ‘River of Deceit’ Surfaces

Mad Season Layne Staley
Vevo

Mad Season's run sadly ended before its time, as two of the band's members -- Layne Staley and John Baker Saunders -- died before a second album was ever completed. However, the group's two surviving members -- Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin -- recently decided to revisit some of the uncompleted material for a deluxe edition 'Above' album reissue package. Included in that set is the band's final live performance and a clip for 'River of Deceit' from the 'Above' album has found its way online courtesy of Classic Rock Magazine.

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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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Win a Mad Season Deluxe Edition ‘Above’ CD/DVD + T-Shirt Prize Package!

Mad Season Contest
Sony Legacy

Grungy supergroup Mad Season may have had their career cut shorter than expected in the '90s, but two of the band's members -- Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin -- got together within the past year to complete the music from their long left unfinished sophomore set. Now the long lost recordings are finally seeing the light of day via Sony Legacy, packaged with 2005's excellent debut 'Above' for a special deluxe edition reissue. Loudwire is thrilled to be teaming up with Diffuser.fm to offer you a chance to win a special prize package based around this very awesome collection.

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New Band Boasts Current + Former Members of Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees + Guns N’ Roses

Mike McCready-Barrett Martin-Duff McKagan
Rick Diamond, Getty Images / Facebook: Barrett Martin / Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Mad Season were one of the '90s more interesting supergroups, but the deaths of frontman Layne Staley and bassist John Baker Saunders stalled the release of the band's planned second album. However, drummer Barrett Martin and guitarist Mike McCready spent a good portion of the last year finishing off some of their unreleased material for a special expanded reissued of their 1995 debut 'Above' and that reignited friendship may lead to even more recordings.

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Mad Season Debut Lost Song ‘Locomotive’ With Mark Lanegan

Mad Season
Columbia Records

In the midst of the '90s, the grunge rock supergroup Mad Season emerged, led by Alice in Chains' Layne Staley with Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin and the Walkabouts' John Baker Saunders completing the lineup. The band released one album, 'Above,' and were working on a second disc of music that was never finished before both Saunders and Staley passed away. However, just last year McCready and Martin decided to revisit their Mad Season work and see if they could complete what was started.

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Mad Season’s ‘Above’ To Be Reissued With New Material in April

Mad Season
Columbia Records

The supergroup Mad Season, which included vocalist Layne Staley (Alice in Chains), guitarist Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), bassist John Baker Saunders (The Walkabouts) and drummer/percussionist Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees), released just one album, 1995's 'Above.' Now, a deluxe edition of that album will be released on April 2.

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Mark Lanegan To Contribute Vocals to Upcoming Mad Season Album

Mark Lanegan
Mark Davis, Getty Images

After recent word that a new album of previously unreleased Mad Season material is in the works, the band’s drummer Barrett Martin has revealed that singer Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age) will be contributing vocals to the effort. The band’s original vocalist, Layne Staley (Alice in Chains), died in 2002.

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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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