So it is 10 years since Layne Staley, frontman of Alice In Chains, died from the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Of all the bands I like who have lost a member this is for me the one that I would have to say means the most to me. Not that I am some kind of hopeless romantic about it but AIC where (are) one of my favourite bands. I was kind of pissed when Soundgarden split as well but at least no-one died!!

I have spent some significant amount of time listening to old Alice In Chains today (thanks Grooveshark!!), almost makes up for the Helmet gig getting cancelled yesterday due to a power failure.

If I was a drinking man I would raise a glass to you Mr Staley.