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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1987–present)

This Seattle group, Layne Staley (vocals), Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Mike Starr (bass) and Sean Kinney (drums), cut their teeth on a winning blend of metal and acoustic numbers before being remarketed as a ‘grunge’ act after Nirvana’s huge success. Their second album Dirt (1992) won acclaim and huge sales, a position cemented by Jar Of Flies EP (1994) and an eponymous third album (1995). Despite spawning imitators, they never realized their full potential. Staley died in 2002 of a drug overdose.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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