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Mark Lanegan About Layne Staley and Kurt Cobain

source: Alternative Nation  Jun 1, 2020

Layne Staley Rejecting Queens of the Stone Age Leaks

Late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley rejected former Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age singer Mark Lanegan’s claim that he had been clean for a year in a conversation that appears to have taken place around 2001, when Lanegan had cleaned up and was joining QOTSA after the Screaming Trees’ 2000 breakup.

Lanegan told Rolling Stone, “”Out of my friends, I was the guy who they always thought would never have a chance of getting clean because I was so maniacal in my approach. I would have climbed Mount Everest for drugs. I was always trying to kick. Layne was a magical person who was also hellbent on doing drugs until he died.

The first time I saw him after I’d gotten clean, I’d been clean a year. I’m pretty sure that [Alice in Chains guitarist] Jerry [Cantrell] and [bassist] Mike Inez flew me up to Seattle because they were unable to get into his house. He had a camera and lived in the penthouse of this condo. So whenever anybody from that camp would come to see him, he would just ignore it. Jerry and Mike knew that when he saw me, he would let me in.

I went along with that, and I also wanted him to see that I was clean, that it was possible to get clean, that his prediction that I would never be able to do it had failed. [Laughs] Hopefully, maybe, it would give him the idea that he, himself, could do it. But he didn’t want to do it.

When I got there, I said, ‘Hey, man, it’s been a while. I’ve been clean for more than 12 months.’ And he was like, ‘No, you weren’t, man. You just left, like, two months ago.’ His sense of time had warped. And he wasn’t buying the truth from me.

I remember him saying at that point, ‘I always just keep thinking I’m gonna get that same feeling I got the first time again.’ And, dude, I never got that first feeling again after the first time I ever did dope. I immediately had to do five times more to even get close to it. So for me, that was an impossibility, but that was his obsession.”

He later added, “It’s heartbreaking the way he went. I always knew that that’s what was gonna happen, although I always hoped there would be some medical emergency that would put him in the hospital and give him a moment away from the routine of crack and heroin that might give him a break and some insight. That medical emergency ended up being his death.”

Staley died in 2002 from a drug overdose, with Lanegan suffering the untimely death of another close Grunge singer friend, 8 years after the death of Kurt Cobain. Lanegan has discussed his regret over missing a phone call from Cobain shortly before his death.

Hype! 20 Years After Interviews (July 2017, Seattle)

Hype! SEATTLE GRUNGE 20 Years After Interviews (July 2017, Seattle)

Kurt Cobain and Mark Lanegan’s Short-lived Leadbelly Tribute Band

Kurt Cobain and Mark Lanegan’s short-lived Leadbelly tribute band | Dangerous Minds

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Mad Season Reunion (1)

Mike McCready and Barrett Martin are planning at least one – gig reunion of Mad Season with Chris Cornell and Duff McKagan. Read more about the event here:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/mad-season-reunion/

 http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6406402/mad-season-reunion-chris-cornell-seattle

http://www.alternativenation.net/photo-mad-seasons-full-new-lineup-rehearsing/

Why Mark Lanegan isn’t there?!

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Interview With Mark Lanegan

Interview: Mark Lanegan Discusses Mad Season, Layne Staley, Screaming Trees & New Album

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Mad Season ‘Long Gone Day’

LONG GONE DAY
Mad Season

Mad Season Long Gone Day

So much blood I’m starting to drown
Runs from cold to colder
Time to time the sky’s come down
To help me lose my way
Tears and lies for answers
You and open veins, God knows I’m gone
Girl I just want you to
Come on down
Lord it’s a storm and I’m heading to fall
These sins are mine and I’ve done wrong, oh babe
Come on downLong Gone Day
Mmmm, who ever said
We wash away with the rainSee you all from time to time
Isn’t it so strange
How far away we all are now
Am I the only one who remembers that summer
Oh, I remember
Everyday each time the place was saved
The music that we made
The wind has carried all of that awayLong gone day
Mmmm, who ever said
We wash away with the rain

So many tears I’m starting to drown
The rain in heaven’s all come down
Silver spoons affix the crown
The luckless ones are broken
Fears and lies for answers
You and open flames
God knows I’m gone
And I just want you to
Come on down, hmmm

Lord it’s a storm and I’m heading to fall
These sins are mine and I’ve done wrong
I want you to, oh, I just want you to
Come on down

I fear again, like then, I’ve lost my way
And shout to God to bring my sunny day

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