Report: New Layne Staley Music On The Way

How great would it be to hear his voice again on some original music!  We will keep you posted on when we might expect to have the first final notes.  I for one can't wait.  Check out details so far below.  -Amy

Some new music may be on the way from Alice In Chains' late frontman Layne Staley.

Reports from Seattle indicated that eight previously unreleased songs, presumably slated for a Staley solo concert, are being restored and mixed by Seattle audio engineer Jesse Holt, who's also recruited Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready -- who formed the band Mad Season with Staley -- to help with the project.

Staley died from a drug overdose during April of 2002; Besides the solo album, at the time he was slated to record with the Michigan band Taproot and was being recruited by members of Rage Against The Machine for Audioslave -- a job that subsequently went to fellow Seattle singer Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.

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Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.