Alice In Chains Reveal Eerie Similarities Between Layne Staley & Axl Rose


Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell discussed Layne Staley and Axl Rose suffering the same injury in an interview on Let There Be Talk with Dean Delray.

“He wrecked on the four wheeler behind the stage. You know what’s really funny about that, he didn’t miss a show at all, he played with a broken foot that night on crutches just kind of singing at the mic. He went and had surgery the next day, put a couple of pins in his foot, pretty much the same break that Axl had at the beginning of this tour.

You’ve got to roll with it and make it work. He did, and he had that kind of dark creepy insect sort of vibe anyways as himself, so we put him in a wheelchair and brought all this dressing room furniture, we put a little living room out there so he had places to go, sit on the couch and sing. He played it up and went with it. That’s another thing, when we got to do those shows with Guns N’ Roses in [2016], when Axl fell at the Troubadour and broke his fucking foot, pretty much the same break, and the fucker, he dealt with it.

What do you do? Dave Grohl comes in with a fuckin’ throne that he had to ride when he broke his fuckin’ foot, and he did it. In a weird way, probably starting that thing up again, okay, now you’re really limited, you’re here, I’ve never heard him sing better. All you can do is sit there and focus and sing, and it’s not that the guy is fucking wild or a bad singer anyways, he’s one of the best and most consistent I’ve ever heard, but I remember talking to Slash and Duff about that, the same thing happened to us with Layne, and we rolled on with it just like they did too.”

  • Ryan

    Now Brett, this is called a ‘coincidence’. Okay? Can you say that word? Go on, give it a try and report back. You can go one further and try and put it in a sentence. There’s a good boy.

  • ram1500

    How is it”eerie similarities”? Coincidence,maybe. Must be a liberal

  • dbeecooks

    Talk about a totally misleading title for an article…………………………….

  • Joe Costigan

    This interview is back from July of 2016. How are you only getting around to it today? This site has really gone downhill. Clickbait headlines, pointless “articles” and really no coverage of new and upcoming bands. I get that you need traffic to the site to keep it up but some original content and exposing new bands would be a better way to go rather than just being an aggregate of random article excerpts taken from other sites. Linking stories to Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Angus Young is just depressing at this point.

    • Hutttrash

      That’s Corndog for ya, he’s up on peddle stool, up far above the rest of us, embroiled in his own ego.

      • Corndog

        Um, what? How on earth does what Joe said somehow translate to that nonsense you just said about me? What the hell is a ‘peddle stool’?

        • Ryan

          I’ve heard of a ‘pedestal’…

          • Corndog

            Me too, but peddle stool is new to me.

            No idea what that was about. I hadn’t even posted on this thread so hell if I know what that guys issue is with me.

          • Ryan

            I’m interested in his or her response now as that had nothing to do with you.

          • Corndog

            Clearly someone stole the cream from his bun, but it wasn’t me:)

      • FM KC

        Whatever you’re smoking, too strong for you…

    • FM KC

      Angus Young is still alive though… or maybe you just find him depressing anyway 🙂
      Kidding, I know you meant Malcolm.

    • Alternative Nation

      Joe, people don’t want to click off their Facebook feeds. Headlines like this are the only things that entice them to. You can thank Mark Zuckerberg for monopolizing internet content consumption for the types of clickbait headlines seen throughout the internet. If you ran the site taking your own advice it would be out of business within a month or two.

      • Ryan

        Well done Alternative Nation for just admitting you use clickbait. Which basically means your headlines are in fact bullshit. Goodbye integrity…

      • Duncan Bishop

        So what are you actually offering? At some point, the actual stories have to be of some value, or there’s no payoff to the click. You could title every story “Free million dollars for every reader’ and people would click on it, but it wouldn’t deliver on the promise. If your endgame is just for people to click on the links, then have a think as to whether this is a worthwhile venture.

        This story for example: Nobody learns anything from it, and the headline is misleading. Even the protagonists in the story don’t see anything ‘eerie’ about the coincidence. I’m sure you were close to including a second part of the story, with an unrelated anecdote about Appetite For Destruction, so I at least congratulate you for your restraint with that.

      • Polly S.

        That’s why you have to exploit dead people and their kids, right Brett? Otherwise you wouldn’t get traffic for your blog. Nice.

      • Joe Costigan

        Might as well take a risk at this point. Pretty much everything on this site can be found on Blabbermouth as well. If you just want to be an aggregate click-bait site than that is fine. I don’t think it helps rock/alternative music at all moving forward and their is a huge void this site could fill if you just added some original content and covered more current rock music as well. It just seems like you have gone full clickbait and given up on much original content. It is your site and you can do what you want – I have been coming here for many years – probably since 2010. Are their other music sites you can partner up with? How do you incorporate this site into Facebook? Just wondering. Like I said I have enjoyed this site for several years but this clickbait stuff has really taken over.

  • Polly S.

    Brett is going to post 50 articles until 2019 using excerpts of the same interview from July 2016 as if they are recent, breaking news or shocking quotes. That’s journalism y’all!