RIP :: layne staley, the great alice in chains lead singer. i saw them play twice in the early 90s, including one lollapalooza in the dc area (actually charlestown, west virginia). the band was great and his voice was dark, yet soulful. it’s so sad to see such talent and life squandered because of drugs. his statements in interviews do bring up the question though…of how much of his music was actually inspired and fueled by the drugs that ultimately destroyed him? it’s also so sad to read that none of his friends or family missed him as he lay dead for days in his apartment, but as he once said, “At the end of the day or at the end of the party, when everyone goes home, you’re stuck with yourself.”

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