Layne Staley was one of many incredibly talented musicians that died much too young. Fans of Alice in Chains know there was something special about him, but only few were fortunate enough to have actually known him personally. Bassist Mike Inez believes the singer is often misrepresented as gloomier than he truly was.
Alice in Chains are being granted with the 2020 Founders Award by the Museum of Pop Culture in their hometown of Seattle, and we had the chance to speak with Inez about the award and the honor. But we also wanted to know how Staley would feel about the achievement if he were still here today.