Unlike a post a few up, Layne was one of the inventors of the Seattle Grunge rock sound, and one to get the least credit. Along with Mudhoney, solely invited the sound ripped by many grunge bands. Unlike the post a few up, an AMAZING song writer who brought us such songs as "Nutshell", "Down in A Hole", "Frogs", "Sea of Sorrow", and the list goes on. A much more emotional writer than Eddie Vedder EVER will be. Mixed emotion and grunge, but thankfully never did "emo" music.
Best singer, songwriter, and band.
See also Jerry Cantrell
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Layne Staley put a whole movement on the map.