Thursday, October 16, 2014

RIP Layne Staley 1967-2002

Throwback Thursday!

I apologize for the long delay in posts. I've had a lot going on recently. But I hope to get back to regular posts and reviews with this fantastic TBT. Alice in Chains was at the forefront of the grunge scene in the 90s, even though they were hardly grunge. Their sound was more similar to Black Sabbath than Nirvana, and they were well known for being a tremendous live band. This TBT is a prime example, and is considered to be the band's best live performance. I'm talking about, of course, of their MTV Unplugged performance on April 10, 1996. Watching this performance, it's easy to see why the late, great Layne Staley had a major influence on many rock and heavy metal vocalists. He truly had one of the most emotional voices of all time, and although Alice In Chains is doing well with their new singer, it can never truly be AiC without Layne. His voice can never be replaced, and he is missed by millions of rock and metal fans.