COREY TAYLOR Calls ALICE IN CHAINS “One of the Greatest Rock Bands of All Time”


Corey taylor has a lot to say about Alice in Chains and the late and great singer Layne staley. During a question and answer session at the Jo Ann Davidson Theater at the Riffe Center in Columbus, OH, Taylor called Alice in Chains “One of the greatest rock bands to ever exist” in all rock subgenres. Taylor also spoke a lot about Staley, his struggles and his words.

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” He must be Alice in Chains. Alice in Chains, to me, is one of the greatest rock bands that ever existed. And I’m not just talking from a grunge or a metal point of view or something like that. They revolutionized so much musically and inspired me to change the way I write music. I mean, period, period, the end of the sentence.

Layne staley is still one of the greatest fucking singers who ever lived. Now that’s not a reflection of the demons he’s had to fight, obviously, and it’s all to do with his talent. He made it seem like it sounded so easy, and he could sing anything, he could write anything, and the shit he was writing about was killing him, and yet we loved it. For me, it was the biggest soul stripping I have ever heard. And if you need more proof of that, all you have to do is listen to ‘Nutshell’. It’s one of the greatest songs ever written. And it’s not even my favorite Alice in Chains song.

“My favorite Alice in Chains the song is “Would? »Complete stop. This song is fucking amazing. But ‘Nutshell’ is such an outpouring to try to share with you the darkness that is in his heart. And even if you hear it, it’s so light, you just say, ‘Damn. Where is he?’ And we never knew.

“And that’s the great tragedy of people like Layne. It’s not only Layne, obviously; there are so many people who come from this generation of artists. The pain they endured – some won, some didn’t. But the good thing is that we can listen to their music and it can help us overcome our own pain. And there’s probably not a day that goes by that I don’t listen Alice in Chains. It’s still so good. And the fact that I know these guys now is just the icing on the cake. It’s great to be able to hang out with your favorite band. “

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Watch fan-filmed footage of the Q&A below, courtesy of Blabbermouth.

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