Layne Staley Of Alice In Chains

The Estates Of Layne Staley & Mike Starr Have Sold Their Rights To Alice In Chains’ Catalog


The estates of late Alice In Chains members Layne Staley and Mike Starr have sold their stakes in the legendary grunge rock band’s publishing rights and master recordings to Primary Wave. The exact amount of money involved in the acquisitions was not publicly disclosed.

Layne Staley was of course the band’s revered vocalist/guitarist who passed away in 2002 due to an accidental overdose. Tragically, Starr‘s death followed in 2011, reportedly of a prescription drug overdose.

Primary Wave‘s David Weitzman said in a statement:

Primary Wave is pleased to partner with the estates of Layne Staley and Mike Starr to honor their musical legacies as part of the classic era lineup of Alice In Chains, who created the amazing songs and records that comprise the albums ‘Dirt‘ and ‘Facelift‘, and the acoustic EPs, ‘Jar Of Flies‘ and ‘Sap‘ Primary Wave’s David Weitzman said in a statement. These projects represent the greatest works from one of the best artists of the iconic Nineties Seattle-based grunge era.”

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