If Kurt Cobain's journals weren't tragic enough, try Angry Chair
, a biography of Alice In Chains' Layne Staley. -- Rolling Stone, March 6, 2003
Layne gives the author his blessing to reveal the harsh truth behind heroin addiction. Layne finally reveals where the journey started. -- Metal Hammer , May 2003
From the Publisher
In April 2002 the music world lost a truly great musician. The Staley Family lost a son, brother, uncle...they will never forget. Now read the serious truth about Layne Staley from his own words and the words of his closest family members during the last year before his death.
You already knew Layne was once on top of the music world as the frontman for ALICE IN CHAINS...cranking out memorables songs: "Man In The Box," "Angry Chair," "Junkhead," "I Can't Remember," "Rooster" and "Dirt"...among many others. But how did he really get there? Find out.
What was life really like for the patient, disciplined, loving Layne?
Why did his world turn so dark when he was only 8-years-old?
How and why did he come up with such shocking music?
What did he intend it to mean? Find out. The Author respectfully peers into Layne's life to explore these and other questions. The book's goal is to discover Layne's innermost feelings and motivations. Rock Writer Adriana Rubio also explores The Renaissance Era to demonstrate the connection between Layne's artworks and that historical period. The reader quickly discovers Layne was no ordinary rock singer.