David De Sola

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Chris Cornell Remembered

I was shocked and devastated when I received a news alert from a friend late last night informing me Soundgarden singer/guitarist Chris Cornell had passed away a few hours after performing a show at a Detroit theater.  It was even more shocking and devastating to find out today that the coroner concluded Cornell had committed…

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Demri Parrott Remembered

This past Saturday was the 20th anniversary of the death of Demri Parrott, Layne Staley’s ex-fiancée. I wrote the following tweetstorm to remember her (and him) for the occasion: Most, if not all of that material was in my book, where Layne and Demri’s relationship and her passing is covered in much more depth.

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A Guide to the Unreleased Layne Staley Material

The subject of unreleased Layne Staley material received renewed attention today after this post at Alternative Nation.  I covered this subject in my book Alice In Chains: The Untold Story and thought it would be worth going into some detail here: Are any of the unreleased tracks from leftover Alice in Chains material? No. When…

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Prince Remembered

I was absolutely devastated to find out that Prince died in his home this morning. It seems as if lately people have been writing a lot of obituaries and tributes for musicians in the not too distant past, and it’s only April! At the rate we’re going, this is going to be the worst year…

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Layne Staley's Orange Shirt

Xana La Fuente – fiancee of the late Andrew Wood – wrote a blog post about how Layne came about the long sleeve orange shirt he wears in the “Would?” video.  It’s an interesting read, further connecting the song, band, and video to the fallen grunge pioneer.

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Creative Until the Very End

Rolling Stone interviewed David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, who shed some interesting (and sad) details about Bowie’s final months.  The most interesting tidbit is that a week before his death, Bowie called Visconti telling him he had written and demoed five new songs, and wanted to get back to the studio to make another album. …

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David Bowie Remembered

I was devastated to find out late last night that David Bowie had passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer. He had just released Blackstar, his final album, last Friday – his 69th birthday. What can you say about the man that hasn’t been said already? He was a chameleon, constantly reinventing his sound…

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