Layne Staley’s last four shows with Alice In Chains were in 1996, opening for KISS. A rare video clip has emerged which has “Again” and “God Am” performance from Detroit at Tiger Stadium.
You can check out the video clip below:
Alice In Chains members recalls Layne Staley’s sarcasm
Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney of Alice in Chains recently discussed late singer Layne Staley as they reflected on the band’s second album, Dirt, returning to the chart on its 30th anniversary.
The new edition peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 last month, three positions lower than its original arrival in 1992. In a recent interview with Variety, guitarist Cantrell and drummer Kinney recalled how the record represented an explosion of Staley’s writing contributions.
Dirt has built a reputation for having a depressing, downbeat tone – as did Staley, who died in 2002. But, Kinney argued, “Dirt was never a drug concept album. And Layne wasn’t a dick. He wasn’t tormented but instead, witty, funny and generous. … Part of that album talks about how cool it all is, then five songs later it’s telling you how drugs suck.”
Cantrell said Staley was responsible for many “funny” moments as the band worked together, adding that “sarcasm [was] a highly prized commodity in our camp. And Layne was very human. … We were all trying to create something unique, and that can rub on a person sometimes. But that is necessary, part of the process.”