I didn’t have a lot of confidence as a singer [in the beginning]. But Layne pushed me to sing my own shit. I was unsure, especially standing next to a guy like Layne, who had an amazing voice, was super-talented and so quick. He was a natural. I’m not. But with Layne pushing me, my confidence grew. William is real challenging, too—a natural like Layne was. The way we work together is very similar.
Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, in a new interview with Electronic Musician magazine
Layne Staley died 11 years ago today. Read our 1992 feature on Alice in Chains where Staley talks about the band’s history, life after Dirt and his relationship with heroin.
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