The Bassist Mike Starr from Alice in Chains passed away yesterday after a long battle of addiction, sad to hear he lost the fight. My condolonces to
his family, band and friends RIP my BROTHER you will be missied.
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edit on 9-3-2011 by mtnshredder because: (no reason given)
If anyone doesn't know AIC - shame on you. One of the greatest bands to come out of the early 90's. They never released a bad album and always
stayed true to their own unique style. Even after replacing Layne they are a top act to catch. Saw them twice in the past year or so. I can share a
shameful story about the band:
Back in 91/92 they opened up for Van Halen on the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tour. They were brand new to all of us hard rock/metal/hair band
fans. I am not sure they even had a video running on MTV. This was the height of the Sammy Hagar years and we fans were so eager to see VH, we booed
AIC off the stage.
It's hillarious how AIC has stayed relevant and VH has become an absolute mess of warped personalities. My apologies to AIC for our rude behavior
outside of Chicago 20 years ago. Speaking for myself - I wasn't mentally ready for their new type of angst metal and needed my mind to develope a
little more before I could enjoy it. What the hell do any of us know at 17? Very few songs get an emotional response out of me and AIC has one of
those songs. If you know the history of Layne Staley, think about it while listening to "Don't Follow". Amazing. The ONLY other band to come out
of that scene and accomplish as much (and a lot more) than AIC is Tool. This is a sad day and I hope AIC continue to record and perform.
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