Late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley discussed late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death for the only time in an April 1995 Pandemonium interview. Cobain died on April 5, 1994, while Staley died on April 5, 2002.
Was Kurt Cobain a friend of yours? How did his death affect you?
How has the Seattle music scene changed since Alice’s heyday?
Musicians worked together more then. We collaborated with other bands more often. There wasn’t as much business pressure on bands. It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don’t see that same intimacy happening very much today.
Do you think that Seattle is still a hot-bed of talent?
I guess so. I’ve heard some really good industrial music from the Northwest lately.