Layne Staley’s Mother Pays Tribute To Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington


Late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley’s mother Nancy Layne McCallum recently posted tributes for Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington and

“The leader of the band is tired…” -Dan Fogelberg

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Rest in Peace Chris. We love you.

Another day to go over and over the pain and the loss.
Another day to deepen our spiritual understanding.
Another day to wonder, another day to give-up.
Another day to stand in a place of ‘not knowing’.
A day to test our faith.


STG Presents: Layne Staley Tribute Show, Saturday, August 19th 2017 at The Moore Theater in Seattle, WA.

On August 19th, friends, family, fans, and admirers are welcomed to once again gather in celebration of the life and legacy of Layne Staley. This year we honor what would have been Layne’s 50th birthday, also marking the 25th anniversary of the release of Dirt, by Alice in Chains.

The annual tribute show will play the music of Layne Staley at the historic Moore Theater, featuring songs from Alice in Chains and Mad Season performed by Jar of Flies (the ultimate AIC experience), along with special guest performers from the Seattle music community.

The Moore Theater, originally built in 1907, is the very stage captured in the Alice in Chains ‘Live Facelift’ and Mad Season ‘Live at the Moore’ videos, as well as countless other performances over the years.

Jar of Flies (the ultimate AIC experience) is a gathering of top Seattle musicians with a passion for live energy and true showmanship. In honor of Alice in Chains, the Seattle- based tribute band brings an authentic and powerful sonic experience. They do not try to look like the bands, act like the bands, or try to “be” the bands; they just painstakingly work to ensure that they sound exactly like the albums, and recreate those memories for fans like themselves.

Hope to see you there. Tell your friends!

-Nancy Layne McCallum

If you can’t attend, donations for addiction recovery can be sent to