Late Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley is seen in long-lost video clips from his fourth-to-final present in 1996.
The band opened for Kiss on the Tiger Stadium in Detroit, MI, on Jun. 28 that 12 months, and appeared at three subsequent live shows on Kiss’ reunion tour. The final of these, on Jul. 3, was to be Staley’s closing efficiency with the band earlier than his dying in 2002. The clips may be seen beneath.
YouTuber Alt Copperpot5 stated he’d secured the seven minutes of footage in a VHS commerce, which embrace a part of “Once more” and “God Am.” He defined: “All of the footage I’ve is on this Youtube video. It’s probably that is all that was filmed (at the very least by this cameraman). Assume this was filmed for use for tv information segments /promotional functions. … Hopefully pleasurable to some despite being solely a pair incomplete songs.”
Quickly after the Jul. 3 present, Staley overdosed on heroin and the band was compelled into one other hiatus. The frontman by no means returned, turning into more and more reclusive earlier than his dying of an overdose. Earlier in 1996 he’d advised Rolling Stone: “After I tried medication, they have been fucking nice, and so they labored for me for years, and now they’re turning towards me — and now I’m strolling by means of hell, and this sucks.” He added: “I didn’t need my followers to suppose that heroin was cool. However then I’ve had followers come as much as me and provides me the thumbs up, telling me they’re excessive. That’s precisely what I didn’t wish to occur.”
Alice in Chains in Detroit, Jun. 28, 1996
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