I really miss Alice In Chains. They were by far the greatest grunge rock n roll band there ever was. Like so many other lead singers of grunge bands, Layne was lost too soon.
The new song “Layne” by Staind really creeps me out. I’m not at all a fan of Staind, but lyrically the song seems like a honest tribute. It’s just so creepy how much “Layne” sounds like and actual Alice In Chains song.
Then again, there’s no shortage of so-called New Rock bands trying to sound like Alice In Chains and/or Nirvana… but if one really wanted to pay tribute to the hereos of grunge, wouldn’t the best way to “keep it real” be to come up with something new and innovative; a sound of one’s own perhaps?
Just because you write a song ABOUT Layne doesn’t mean you have to try to SOUND like Alice In Chains. Only Alice In Chains were Alice In Chains. Not Stained, not Days of the New and not any other of these wannabe bands…
…Now then, don’t even get me started on Radiohead and Coldplay…Powered by Sidelines