Layne Staley Brutally Disrespected By Big Name On Radio


In an interview conducted by Warren Huart, engineer Dave Jerden remembers his time with Alice In Chains and Layne Staley in the 1990’s. He remembered a famous Los Angeles metal station disrespecting Staley. Alternative Nation transcribed Huart’s comments.

“When we first put this song out [‘Man in the Box’], radio stations all turned it down. They all said Layne’s voice is wrong. There was this metal station here in Los Angeles and this woman that was on – what do they call that- program director-she was on the radio saying how proud she was about this band she found and all this stuff and its going on the radio.

I was driving to the Concrete Foundation which is a metal thing where all the producers of the radio station get together – I went straight to her and said ‘you’re full of shit- I produced Man in the Box,’ and she turned around and walked away because she know exactly what I was going to say.

They’re bragging about Alice In Chains and they turned them down. They said Layne’s voice was all wrong. That was the first station we went to. There was this syndicated radio station in Texas- they had 100 stations in the country. They picked it up and that was it.”

  • Summer Oleniuk

    Reading this was like fucking a Guy who hasn’t laid in a year. Over before it got interesting.

  • MacdaddyReturns

    Layne was a drug addict scum.

    • Chad Riley

      Fuck you in your neck! Ur no better than he n matter fact bet that’s all you can say you’ve done in this world is talk shit…fuckin’ shit stain

    • iwrestledabearonce

      STFU douche. The guy who’s name is “Mac Daddy Returns” is trying to mock Layne Staley. Good one – you are our “super douche” of the week! Congrats LOLOL 😂

    • Loren Michael

      Dude, seriously? Are you just lacking attention? Trying to stir the pot? Take a flying fuck at a rolling ass hole. The only thing you’re macking IS your daddy. Putz.

    • Michelle Sotak

      Ya, well, you think Led Zeppelin’s lyrics are WAY better than Kurt Cobain’s, so your opinions re music are obviously shit, ‘Mac Daddy’

    • Susan Simpson

      Said a p*ssy that hides behind a screen name “MacdaddyReturns” you’re a disrespectful dumbass! Fuck off ass whipe prick!

  • Morgan knox

    Mac daddy takes it in neck now that’s a headline worth reading Who gives a shit what Payne did on his own time That Man Wrote and sang some incredible music who the F×%# are you to judge

  • Brad Norman

    Your a fucking dumb cunt!