Seattle audio designer Jesse Holt tweeted that he's finishing tracks recorded by the late frontman of Alice in Chains before he died in 2002.
Alice in Chains
Alice In Chains resurfaced for the first time in two years to record for MTV, but it's unlikely anyone knew it would be one of their singer's final shows.
Alice in Chains were never a grunge band in the Sub Pop sense of the word, but they came to define a metallic edge of the genre.
While the wave of mainstream grunge crashed after just a couple years, the impact is still visible everywhere.
While the world wouldn't know it for another two weeks, it was 14 years ago today that the reclusive frontman of Alice in Chains died of a heroin overdose.
Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley and members of Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees assembled for just one album as Mad Season, but 'Above' took grunge to experimental new heights.
He was with Alice in Chains only for their first two albums, but Mike Starr struggled with demons that haunted him until the end.
Nick Alexander worked with several bands on the road, and many of those artists have paid touching tributes to the late merch manager.
Just as their music was moving further away from darkness, Alice in Chains released what would end up being their final album with frontman Layne Staley.
Alice in Chains' sophomore album still crackles with an affirming thirst for life at the heart of its unrelenting gloom and despair.