4/5 - one of the darkest days in music history

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  1. Djent

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    Many people don't realize it, but on this day in history, we lost two of the greatest rock singers of all time.

    According to the coroner's reports, it was estimated that Kurt Cobain shot and killed himself on this day 17 years ago (he was found 3 days later). 8 years later, it was estimated that Layne Staley OD'd (on the infamous "speedball") and died (he was found 15 days later).

    May they always be remembered, and immortalized...:bowdown::hbang:
     
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    Shit, did anyone die today? O____________________________O
     
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    I guess it's a bad day to be a reclusive heroin addict.
     
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    I like Nirvana and everything but AiC is on a whole other level for me, layne's vocals in particular. I didn't get into them until well after he was already dead though unfortunately for me. Listening to nutshell is so depressing, especially if its that tribute youtube vid. :wallbash:
     
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    Like pretty much any other day.
     
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    I remember hearing about his suicide falling on the same day as my birthday a few years ago.
     
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    We need these guys more than ever, in an era where everyone sounds like Chad Kroeger.
     
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    Kurt Cobain dying did suck, agreed.

    Layne Staley dying? I was in tears, and it really did rain on the day he died (and yes, listened to that song plenty that day). The tribute video the band did on their tour around '06 was really touching.
     
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    When I heard the news about Layne Staley dying, my first thought was "wait, Layne Staley was STILL ALIVE?!".
     
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    4/5 4+5=9 and 9 is the last digit/day. Numerologist help us out please.
     
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    Layne Staley had such an incredible voice, so much pain and emotion behind everything he sang, everything he wrote.
     
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    Yes, 'tis a sad day, indeed. It makes me think of this song in particular. So good and so sad.

     
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    i was at that tour as well. call me a pussy, but i was totally tearing during that video. alice in chains is one of my top favorite bands. i remember watching them perform mtv unplugged live on tv, and being amazed. i always wanted to be jerry cantrell after that...


    definitely my favorite song from the unplugged session. such an amazing performance.
     
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    Sucks ass :noway:

    Layne Staley was the tits... ( . )( .)
     
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    Kurt and Layne were both great artists who had an interesting opinion on things but also had a great sense of humour too but over the years they've been increasingly portrayed by the media as permanently miserable bastards with a deathwish and it really pisses me off that the media constantly does this to artists who die cause what truly matters is the music not the myth.





     
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    Indeed. There is just such a brutal honesty and sincerity with everything he sang.
    Truly a giant of 90s rock/metal vocals I think.
     
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    Great musicians/bands. However, so many of us struggle like hell to keep doing this day after day, creating and refining our music, struggling through our personal lives, and careers. And so many of us have that taken away with no control - cancer, accidents, horrible tragedies like Japan and Haiti. So I really can't come in here and cry over two guys that exited this world knowingly, and by their own hand at that.

    Sorry, their talent was undeniable, but they were not martyrs of rock and roll by any means. In fact, the newest AIC album is perhaps their strongest yet, and look what the Foo's have done in the last 12+ years. Sad that these two guys didn't stick around to enjoy some of that.
     

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