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Gwar's Dave Brockie And Entertainment's Dangerous Relationship With Heroin

By George Percival | 6th June 2014

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose Other celebs who have passed away from the drug It was recently announced that frontman of theatrical horror-rock band GWAR has died of a heroin overdose,...

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Alice In Chains Pleased With 'Ugly' Golden God

18th June 2013

Alice in Chains were pleased with their ''ugly'' Icon award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods.The grunge band were ecstatic to win the title at the award ceremony in London last night (17.06.13) shouting ''we're...

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Layne Staley's Mother Files Lawsuit Against Alice In Chains

13th May 2013

The mother of tragic former Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley has filed a lawsuit against the surviving members of the band.Nancy MCCallum claims the rockers have been trying to stop her from collecting royalties...

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Layne Staley's Car Up For Sale To Fans

25th January 2013

The sportscar once owned by tragic Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley has been put up for sale.The group's longtime roadie, Tavis, is selling the vehicle and he's offering fans the chance to buy the...

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Alice In Chains Bassist Mike Starr Found Dead

9th March 2011

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr has been found dead.Police say the body of the 44-year-old rock musician was discovered yesterday (08.04.11) in a house in Salt Lake City in the US.How Mike died...

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Rehab Show Leaves Cantrell And Kinney 'Disgusted'

20th February 2010

ALICE IN CHAINS stars JERRY CANTRELL and SEAN KINNEY have blasted the producers of U.S. reality show CELEBRITY REHAB for taking advantage of former drummer MIKE STARR and the mother of their late frontman LAYNE...

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Elton Joins Alice In Chains For Staley Tribute

12th August 2009

SIR ELTON JOHN has added his voice to an upcoming tribute to ALICE IN CHAINS rocker LAYNE STALEY.The Brit sings on the title track of the group's comeback album, Black Gives Way to Blue. Guitarist...

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Metallica Leave Staley Tribute Off Album

26th September 2008

METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD penned a touching musical tribute to tragic ALICE IN CHAINS star LAYNE STALEY - but decided it wasn't good enough for the band's new album DEATH MAGNETIC. The frontman admits he...

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Metallica Album Tribute To Staley

19th September 2008

METALLICA's new album DEATH MAGNETIC was written as a tribute to tragic ALICE IN CHAINS rocker LAYNE STALEY. Frontman James Hetfield admits the central message of the record is that people should come to terms...

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Alice In Chains Star Lookalike Signs Up For Biopic

22nd February 2008

Hollywood newcomer LATHAN MCKAY has been selected to play tragic ALICE IN CHAINS frontman LAYNE STALEY in upcoming biopic GET BORN AGAIN. The 30-year-old - who bears a striking resemblance to Staley - has been...

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Alice In Chains Launch World Tour With Guest-packed Gig

17th May 2006

Reunited rockers ALICE IN CHAINS kicked off their first tour in 10 years with a free gig in Seattle, Washington, last night (16MAY06), featuring surprise guests including SOUNDGARDEN guitarist KIM THAYIL. The THEM BONES band...

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Revolver's Mckagan Hits The Road With Alice In Chains

27th April 2006

VELVET REVOLVER bassist DUFF MCKAGAN has joined rockers ALICE IN CHAINS for the group's upcoming world tour. The former GUNS N' ROSES star will partner pals JERRY CANTRELL, MIKE INEZ and SEAN KINNEY on the...

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Hetfield Forms Charity Supergroup

26th April 2006

METALLICA singer JAMES HETFIELD will give a supergroup performance at an addiction charity fundraiser in Los Angeles next month (MAY06). Hetfield will take to the stage with ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist JERRY CANTRELL and drummer...

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Alice In Chains Plan European Invasion

12th April 2006

Rockers ALICE IN CHAINS have lined up their first European tour in a decade, their first dates outside the US since the 2002 drug overdose of singer LAYNE STALEY. The THEM BONES hitmakers will play...

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Alice In Chains Reuniting For Tour

25th February 2006

The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS are hitting the road this summer for the first time since former frontman LAYNE STALEY's death from a drug overdose in 2002. The band will reunite for...

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Alice In Chains Cantrell Injures Shoulder

13th December 2005

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist JERRY CANTRELL is recovering in hospital after injuring his shoulder. Cantrell, 39, was treated in a Los Angeles hospital last week (ends09DEC05) by doctor STEPHEN LOMBARDO, who removed bone fragments...

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Alice In Chains Regroup For Heart Show

30th November 2005

The surviving members of rock group ALICE IN CHAINS are reuniting for a concert with sister duo HEART. The THEM BONES hitmakers have been out of action since the death of frontman LAYNE STALEY...

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Van Halen Won't Be Signing Up For Rock Star Show

23rd October 2005

Rockers VAN HALEN have ruled themselves out of the sequel to hit US reality series ROCK STAR: INXS, insisting they were never involved in the project. The JUMP hitmakers were touted as the group...

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Alice In Chains Stars To Reunite For Tsunami Show

2nd February 2005

The surviving members of rockers ALICE IN CHAINS are to reunite for the first time since 1996 at an upcoming tsunami benefit concert. The group, which disbanded after the death of frontman LAYNE STALEY...

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Alice In Chains Reunion Planned

11th February 2004

The remaining members of ALICE IN CHAINS are planning a summer (04) jam session to see if they can continue without late singer LAYNE STALEY. Guitarist JERRY CANTRELL disbanded the group in 2002 after...

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Pearl Jam To Release Tragic Alice In Chains Singer Tribute

23rd October 2003

Grunge gods PEARL JAM have decided to include a track frontman EDDIE VEDDER wrote on the day discovered his pal LAYNE STALEY from ALICE IN CHAINS had died on their upcoming rarities album. The...

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