Layne StaleyLayne Staley
- April 5
) was the lead singer of the Seattle
band Alice in Chains
, often said to have
revolutionized the sound of rock music.
On April 19, 2002, he was found dead in his home two weeks after an
apparent heroin overdose, coincidentally on the anniversary of Kurt Cobain's suicide.
Former Alice in Chains guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell
now has his own band with new original music, and also does covers of many
of the popular Alice in Chains tunes.