Layne Staley
27. July 2018 By Walter Price 0

In His Own Words: Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) on getting the job done

Alice in Chains (Layne Staley) are available @ iTunes.

Layne Staley



“If I’m staying busy, and if I’m getting my job done, and I’m doing things I think are great, then I don’t have a problem with anything, you know? If I live on just a strictly sugar diet, hey, I like it. Nobody ever asks Meat Loaf, “What do you eat? Why do you eat so much? Shouldn’t you lose some weight?’ No, he shouldn’t. He’s fucking Meat Loaf. He writes songs, and he has a great time, and none of your fuckin’ business. Maybe he eats meatloaf every fucking night, you know?

“People have a right to ask questions and dig deep when you’re hurting people and things around you, But when I haven’t talked to anybody in years, and every article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this — that ain’t my title. Like ‘Hi, I’m Layne, nail biter,’ you know? My bad habits aren’t my title. My strengths and my talent are my title.”



1967 – 2002

website / alice in chains

The quote comes from the Jon Wiederhorn article for Rolling Stone, 1996.


Alice in Chains have a forthcoming album, Rainier Fog, available for pre-order here.


support great artists, buy music