Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Heart singer Ann Wilson, and surviving Mad Season members Mike McCready and Barrett Martin paid tribute to Layne Staley in a new video.
Cantrell said, “Layne to me was fucking one of the greatest singers in rock and roll history. I never heard anything like him before, and I will never hear anything like him since.”
“Just to be able to get to be in a band with a guy like that who does that to you, there’s nobody better to me than him. He’s my friend, he’s a guy that gave me a place to live when I moved to Seattle. He knew I didn’t have any place to go, and he took me in, and I lived with him in a rehearsal hall. He was just a great fuckin’ guy.”
“When we started playing together and writing tunes, mostly I was just kind of doing backups, I didn’t want to fucking sing anyways. We got him, we got that guy, and he’s pretty fucking good.”
“He was great. There was nobody better in my opinion.”
Watch the full video below.
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