But no one had any idea what was coming next. It was their sludgiest, darkest work yet, and also their last with original bassist Mike Starr. Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell's haunting vocal harmonies were back, and the music was heavier overall. Coming in right after the explosion of grunge, Dirt spawned five singles and spent total weeks on the charts. Though their self-titled third effort debuted at No. In , four police officers were acquitted for using violent excessive force on Rodney King.
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Layne Staley, the lead singer of the pioneering grunge band Alice in Chains, was found dead on Friday at his home in Seattle. He was 34 years old. Alice in Chains was one of the first grunge bands to gain national attention. Beginning with its EP, ''We Die Young,'' the group sang bleak visions of death, addiction and despair, set to grinding minor-key guitar riffs. Most of the band's material was written by its guitarist, Jerry Cantrell, though Mr. Staley wrote lyrics for many of its songs, including the band's first hit, ''Man in the Box,'' with the chorus: ''Feed my eyes, can you sew them shut? On the band's second album, ''Dirt'' in , Mr. Duane Fish, a spokesman for the Seattle Police Department, said that when the police were called on Friday to check on Mr.
Sean Howard Kinney born May 27, is an American musician, best known as the drummer and co-founder of the rock band Alice in Chains. Since , Kinney has been co-owner of the Crocodile club in Seattle. Kinney's interest in music was developed at an early age. He got his first drum kit when he was 5 years old. By the age of 9, he was the drummer for his grandfather's band, The Cross Cats ,  and was traveling the Northwest playing small venues. Kinney met up with Alice in Chains in ,  when guitarist Jerry Cantrell wanted to form a new band after his band Diamond Lie broke up, so his roommate Layne Staley gave him the phone number of Kinney's girlfriend, Melinda Starr, so that Cantrell could talk to Kinney and set up a meeting. Kinney almost didn't play on Alice in Chains' debut album, Facelift. He had broken his hand and the band started rehearsing with Greg Gilmore , the drummer from Mother Love Bone.