I am not sure Layne wanted anything to do with anything before he died, he died a 130lb toothless junkie, not exactly the image for the cover of Kerrang is it?
True but harsh.... He also died alone, ioslated by his drug abuse from all those who cared for him. I think thats the thing that I found most tragic, the years of abuse had not just brought a profound physical and psychological dependance but no doubt a complete social withdrawal and anhedonia from all those things that brought him pleasure outside of drugs.
Life's a killer man, it's hard, whether you're a rock star or a regular guy. Hold onto the good memories of him and forget the bad. I hear a lot of people talking like they knew him but none of us knew him. He shared his music with us and we will have that forever. His songs helped all of us and millions of others around the world but what he did in his private time was his business and only his business. He didn't owe us anything.
Post by gr0undzer0 on Nov 25, 2011 20:22:59 GMT -5
by saying he is a junkie takes nothing from his accomplishments as a person or artist, I hope you understand what I mean by that. I did not know him but I know addiction and what its like to be a junkie
My friend's husband is flying to Italy to play for this. Very happy for them!
"Layne Staley 2012 Coming Events…
Fans Worldwide Unite on the 10-year Anniversary of Layne Staley’s Passing
April 5, 2012 “Sing For Layne”… “He sang for us, now we will sing for him”. It will be ten years since the passing of singer, Layne Staley. To mark this anniversary and to honor his life, we’re calling for all fans--new and old--to join us on the eve of April 5th to sing back to the man that gave us his everything.
Join us live on April 5th, 2012 at 9:00 PM EST as we SING FOR LAYNE. For more information on how you can participate, please visit www.SingForLayne.com, LIKE us on facebook.com/SingForLayne or follow us on twitter.com/SingForLayne.
Layne Staley Italian Tribute 2012
Will be held on April 14th, at Spazio Aurora in Milano-Rozzano, Italy . There will be 3 Italian bands on stage: Sandflower, Stuntbox, and Mudshine. Adam Payne, musician, BelAir, Md., USA, will play an entire set of Layne’s music with the Mudshine Band. Jonny Smokes, Seattle singer-songwriter and member of Jar-of-Flies, an AIC cover band, is our special guest and headliner.
Proceeds will be donated to Therapeuthic Health Services (THS), in Seattle, Washington in Layne’s honor.
*Also, for those asking, tentative plans are being made to have a 3-night cover band weekend, Aug. 23, 24, & 25 to celebrate Layne, AIC, Mike Starr, and all those who make Seattle a special music scene."
"This August, 2012 marks the 10th annual Layne Staley tribute in Seattle, WA. In memory of the music left behind by this one of a kind vocalist, a five day tribute has been planned in the Seattle/Tacoma area. In addition to the music of Alice In Chains and Mad Season, the entire Seattle grunge scene of the 90's will be honored as well, making this a historic week of celebration for Grunge lovers everywhere.
First off, there will be a memorial gathering at the Seattle Center International Fountain by the historic Space Needle on Wednesday evening, August 22nd, for Layne Staley's birthday. There will be a candlelight vigil and quiet time for reflection as fans gather and share memories, but acoustic performances by any musicians are welcome, and afterwards everyone is also welcome to gather across the street at Floyd's Place in Queen Anne for an acoustic jam session. After party starts at 9pm and is 21+ and free.
Second will be a weekend warm-up show, Thursday August 23rd at Pioneer Square's historic Central Saloon in downtown Seattle. Local musical artist Jonny Smokes will be performing his incredible one man band - loop sampling show, along with many special guest musicians, spotlighting music from classic to current Seattle artists. Expect everything from Hendrix to Nirvana, Alice In Chains to Screaming Trees, Deathcab For Cutie to Presidents Of The United States of America, and more! 9pm $5 cover 21+ w/ID www.jonnysmokes.com
The third event will take the party down south to Tacoma on Friday August 24th, where the Backstage Bar & Grill will be hosting an evening of Seattle Grunge featuring Jar Of Flies (Alice In Chains & Mad Season tribute) and Outshined (Soundgarden & Temple Of The Dog tribute) This show starts at 9pm and all ages are welcome until 11pm, at which point the kids have to leave and the remainder of the evening will be 21+. Jar Of Flies will open at 9pm, followed by Outshined at 10:30pm, with a big Seattle Grunge jam session at the end of the night! Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 day of show. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets available here: ev12.evenue.net/cg...BBG0824%3A&linkID=twspok
Next up will be our fourth show, Saturday August 25th at the Crocodile in Seattle. The lineup will start with Vitalogy (Pearl Jam tribute,) followed by Outshined (Soundgarden & Temple Of The Dog tribute) with Jar Of Flies (Alice In Chains & Mad Season tribute) headlining. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm and is 21+ only. Tickets available here: thecrocodile.com/events/4936711/jar-of-flies
Last but far from least, our fifth and final show will be held Sunday August 26th at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle. This will be a very special end to the week with an entirely acoustic performance by all three tribute acts, and a big jam session at the end! The acoustic lineup will start with Outshined (Soundgarden & Temple Of The Dog tribute,) followed by Vitalogy (Pearl Jam tribute,) with Jar Of Flies (Alice In Chains & Mad Season tribute) headlining. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 day of show. Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm and is all ages. Tickets will be available at the Hard Rock Cafe website soon. Search events at the Seattle location: www.hardrock.com/live2/globalevents.aspx
Proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Therapeutic Health Services of Washington, where donations are always welcome. You can help contribute to the Layne Staley Memorial Fund at any time, and help others in need of recovery. ths-wa.org/get-inv...ne-staley-memorial-fund/
For those international and out of town travelers staying in Seattle, carpooling options, local information about hotels, and a possible Tacoma shuttle bus for friday can be found and shared at the following facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/481060755244768/
Please share this information with all your friends and fans of Seattle music world wide. Thank you!"