Author’s Note: This section contains materials which I discovered in my research over the course of nearly three years, some of which made the book, some which didn’t. It isn’t meant to be a comprehensive collection of everything I found. It is meant to be an online counterpart to the bibliography in the book, where readers can read, see or hear for themselves some of the source material that I used in my writing.
This show, filmed on July 3, 1996 while Alice in Chains was opening for KISS, was Layne Staley’s final public performance.
This mini-documentary was filmed by a crew from Seattle NBC affiliate KING 5 in August or September of 1988, almost a year before Alice in Chains got signed to a record deal.
This clip is from an MTV Buzz Bin special from 1998 or 1999, and looks at the history of the band and the impact of their breakout “Man in the Box” video.
This clip, circa 1988, shows Alice in Chains in its early days performing a cover of David Bowie’s “Suffragette City.”
This video is the complete televised performance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 22, 1993. The significance of this show is that it was Mike Starr’s last performance with Alice in Chains.
This video, source unknown, is an interview with Pearl Jam/Mad Season guitarist Mike McCready in which he talks about Mad Season. It was filmed at the time of Mad Season’s final show at the Moore Theatre in 1995.
Alice in Chains performing live at Bumbershoot, September 2, 1990. This concert was filmed barely two weeks after the release of Facelift and shortly before Alice in Chains went out on their first national tour as the opening act for Extreme.
This 10-part playlist is a complete audio recording of the four members of Alice in Chains appearing on Rockline in July of 1999 to promote their box set Music Bank. Jerry and Mike Inez were in the studio, Sean called in from New York, and Layne called in from his Seattle home. This was the last interview Layne ever did.
Jeff Gilbert and Andy Aledort, “Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains Discusses Songwriting and Band’s New Self-Titled Album,” January 1996.
Jeffrey Ressner, “Alice in Chains: Through the Looking Glass,” November 26, 1992.
Daina Darzin, “The Real Dirt,” February 24, 1994.
Jon Wiederhorn, “Alice in Chains: To Hell and Back,” February 8, 1996.
Blair R. Fischer, “Malice in Chains?” September 4, 1998.
Charles R. Cross, “The Last Days of Layne Staley” June 1, 2002.
Gene R. Stout, “Fans Mourn Death of Alice in Chains Singer,” April 19, 2002.
Jacob McMurray, “The Metropolis: Birthplace of Grunge?” November 19, 2009.
Levi Pulkkinen, “Mother of Alice in Chains Front Man Sues Dead Son’s Bandmates,” May 12, 2013.
Seattle Times Staff, “‘Seattle Scene’ and Heroin Use: How Bad Is It?” April 20, 1994.
Tom Scanlon, “Alice in Chains singer’s legacy lives on through music,” August 24, 2007.
Rick Anderson, “Smack Is Back,” October 9, 2006.
More materials will be added in the weeks and months ahead.