Yesterday when I posted the new Scott Weiland 1990-2012 photo timeline I made in commemoration of Weiland’s 45th birthday, I mentioned a Layne Staley one I posted on April 5, 2010 on GrungeReport.net to commemorate the 8th anniversary of his passing. People asked me if I could repost it, so here it is. I made a slight modification to it, adding in the October 31, 1998 photo of Layne backstage at a Jerry Cantrell show that surfaced on GrungeReport.net earlier this year. The photo timeline covers the entirety of Staley’s recording career, from the Facelift days in 1990 all the way up until Staley’s final recording sessions in late 1998 (Get Born Again/Died with Alice In Chains and Another Brick In The Wall with Class of 99). You can click on it to enlarge it. I am considering doing photo timelines of Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder sometime around Christmas when news is slow.
Another Layne note, this photo has been in circulation for a long time but nobody has able been able to definitively confirm when it was taken. The only date I’ve heard is New Years 1997 (December 31, 1996/January 1, 1997) but I’ve never gotten official confirmation. So try and identify the other guys in the photo and contact them to figure it out!