Layne Staley’s Dad Helps Struggling Alice In Chains Bandmate


Layne Staley’s father Phil has donated $50 to the GoFundMe campaign for Scotty Olson, who joined Alice In Chains as a live member for their iconic MTV Unplugged performance and live album. He later made a guest appearance with the band in 2006. Olson was recently diagnosed with dementia, and a GoFundMe campaign was launched to help him. Alice In Chains promoted the campaign on their social media. Filmmaker Cameron Crowe donated $250, and the campaign has currently raised $12,722 of its $300,000 goal.

The campaign states, “Our dear friend, Scotty Olson, has recently been diagnosed with progressive dementia. We’ve found him a great assisted living place at Brookdale in Kirkland. Unfortunately, assisted living is costly and medicare will not kick in for 5 years so until then, everything is out of pocket…and we need your help! We’re aiming to raise to $300K too help with assisted living costs and his upcoming medical expenses.”

Alice In Chains wrote about the campaign on Instagram, “A gofundme Page has been set up for our friend Scotty Olson, who was recently diagnosed with progressive dementia. If anyone would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.”

View Alice In Chains’ Instagram post below.