Unreleased Layne Staley Music Is Being Sold For Shocking Price


Ron Holt has launched an eBay auction for unreleased music featuring late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley. Staley’s Alice In Chains bandmate Jerry Cantrell is also featured on the material. Bidding is starting at $500.00, or you can buy it now for $5,000. Read the description and see photos below.

Up for sale is a rare one of a kind item. This is a 1 inch 16 track studio master from 1988 featuring Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Prior to Alice n Chains Layne Staley worked with Seattle musician and songwriter Ron Holt on a project they called ’40 Years of Hate’. The band featured former AIC member James Bergstrom, up and coming Seattle drumming talent Davis Martin, Ron Holt, Layne and Jerry Cantrell. The music was a mix of industrial, rock and funk rock. The songs were never fully recorded and exist here in an unfinished state. Jerry Cantrell was slated to play guitar on this session but never did. Jerry played on the 4 track demos of these songs. So the tracks that were recorded were: bass guitar, synthesizers and drum machine programming – Ron Holt, drums – James Bergstrom, percussion – Davis Martin, back up vocals by the group and then a track of time code on track 8.  There are 6 songs with Layne’s singing.

Party People
It’s Coming After (Released on Second Coming’s L.O.V.Evil CD)
Throw Me Down
Tell Me How To Love You
Dance It Up
I Don’t Care

The songs were digitized years ago. Alternate mixes of these songs were leaked onto YouTube. The songs I Don’t Care and Party People can be found there. The song It’s Coming After was released by Seattle band Second Coming featuring Jesse Holt, former AIC members James Bergstrom and Johnny Bacolas.

This is an extremely rare item. The tape was baked once and digitized. The digitized tracks exist and can be made part of the sale. But publishing rights are not a part of this sale. Are NOT. This auction is for the physical tape and box only. Offers on the songs themselves will be considered.