Layne was born August 22, 1967 in Kirkland, WA. When Layne was seven, his parents divorced. He started playing drums around the age of 12. Layne always wanted to sing when he played his drums, so his... More > groupies told him that he should sing instead. So, Layne traded in his drum set for a microphone and delay. While at a party in Seattle in 1987, he met Jerry Cantrell who suggested the two start a band. Jerry then introduced Layne to Mike Starr, who introduced him to Sean Kinney. Layne was known to be dark and mysterious, but he actually had a thirst for knowledge and was a chatterbox. He was also an artist. Layne did the artwork both for Mad Season's album and in sleeve of Alice in Chains' "Dirt" album. His best known artwork is probably the Alice In Chains Sun Logo.< Less
A drummer who loves to sing met with a guitarist Jerry Cantrell. And the impact was the initiation of a great rock band Alice In Chains. Layne Thomas Staley was the drummer who later served as the... More > lead singer and co-songwriter for the Alice In Chains.
Alice In Chains mounted to international reputation as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. The band became known for his different vocal style, as well as the synchronized vocals between him and Cantrell.
Staley was also a member of the super groups Mad Season and Class of '99. By mid-1996, Staley would be out of the public focus, never to sing live again.
Staley suffered greatly from depression in his life. Excessive drug abuse was the outcome of such depression. Though there were ups and down in his career, but still he is remembered for his great contribution for the music industry.< Less
One of the most well-known rock singers to have emerged in the 20th century, Layne Staley was the lead singer and co-songwriter for the rock band 'Alice in Chains'. Known for his distinctive vocal... More > style, Staley became an international rock star during the 'grunge rock movement', a subgenre of alternative rock music.
He changed the face of rock music and is widely regarded as one of the best male rock vocalists. Introduced to the field of music at a very young age, he started playing the drum at the age of 12 and went on to play for many bands during his teenage years.
Despite the growing popularity of his band, 'Alice in Chains', Staley slowly stepped out of the spotlight and remained averse to the media glare. Unfortunately, his personal life was not as peaceful as he became involved in drug abuse and suffered from addiction problems all his life. His drug problems eventually lead to his tragic death at a young age of 34.< Less
This is the family history of Lori Layne. From 1602-2012. It is following my Mothers family, specifically the Hughlett family name. Interesting stories that span the years from the Revolutionary war... More > to the present time of 2012. It also includes the spiritual walk of an entire family history as it unfolds.< Less
The sequel to After, The Crossroads follows the group further, four years later, now ten years after the apocalypse. Butch and Tilly are closer than ever, Jase is now a toddler, and Hazel is still at... More > large. With Hazel's looming attack and ACME's inevitable descent, the group finds themselves at a deadly crossroads.< Less
Beth Layne is a natural born empathic psychic medium. Poetry has always been her natural way of releasing the emotions from others she takes in from others.
Ghost Walks is a collection of 25 poems... More > born from the emotions of ghosts Beth crossed paths with during ghost walks.< Less
This is the story of the near impossible winter crossing in the backcountry of Glacier National Park.
Having completed five trips during the winter of 2006, Richard Layne embarked on his final goal.... More > What had become almost the norm on his Glacier trips, he was once again wrong about what was waiting for him inside a blinding storm and avalanches.
The photography in The Ahern Mile, like its predecssor, Without Incident, might be the only photos in existence showing Glacier National Park's backcountry during the winter.< Less
Without Incident is the story of Richard Layne's survival in the winter extremes of Glacier National Park. He went in for a one week scouting trip for an eventual crossing of the Park. In a span of... More > eight days, it deteriorated into a trip of trying to stay alive.
This story includes photography of a Glacier National Park that just possibly has never before been seen.< Less