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Layne Staley’s Mother Is Worried About the Opioid Crisis

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

As we approach what would have been Layne Staley's 50th birthday, Nancy McCallum sees that too many people are in danger of winding up in the same situation her son was in.

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15 Years Ago: How Alice In Chains Carried on After Layne Staley’s Death

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Tim Mosenfelder / Chris McKay, Getty Images

By the time Layne Staley‘s lifeless body was finally discovered in 2002, he’d been dead for days – and Alice in Chains were a barely functioning unit.

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Eight Previously Unreleased Layne Staley Songs Could Be In the Works

Anthony Clayton
Anthony Clayton

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.

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20 Years Ago: Layne Staley Performs One of His Final Shows With Alice In Chains for ‘Unplugged’

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Frank Micelotta Archive, Getty Images

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.

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14 Years Ago: Alice In Chains Frontman Layne Staley Dies From a Drug Overdose

Anthony Clayton
Anthony Clayton

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.

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21 Years Ago: Grunge Supergroup Mad Season Release Their Only Album ‘Above’

Columbia
Columbia

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.

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Five Years Ago: Former Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dies of a Drug Overdose

Columbia
Columbia

He was with Alice in Chains only for their first two albums, but Mike Starr struggled with demons that haunted him until the end.

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Grunge Musicians We Lost Far Too Soon

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Although the peak of grunge only lasted a few short years, the amount of tragedy the scene generated was (and continues to be) staggering.

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20 Years Ago: Alice in Chains Release Their Self-Titled Third Album

Columbia
Columbia

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.

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23 Years Ago: Alice in Chains Dig Deep With ‘Dirt’

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Alice in Chains' sophomore album still crackles with an affirming thirst for life at the heart of its unrelenting gloom and despair.

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