Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Layne Staley - the Biggest Junkie in Seattle History

Layne Staley's University District apartment was littered with crack pipes, moldy take out food, bloody syringes, vomit, urine, porn magazines, whiskey bottles and feces when they found his emaciated body.

The corpse of the junkie singer for Seattle metal band Alice In Chains was bald, toothless and covered with sores. He had been dead for days.

I saw Lame at the Queen Anne QFC during his later years, buying an armload of cookies, candy and other sugary treats.

He should have stuck with the "soft" drugs - the kind of "smokeable flowers" that aren't opium, and that carry only "lowest priority misdemeanor" status in the city of Seattle.


The good stuff is now going for $25 a gram in Seattle, with no bulk discounts.

Speaking of that, thanks to "Biff" for finally hooking up the Tattler with a bag of the high quality BC "stank." I went through alot of pain and wasted time and money to get to this point, and I am going to hoard this stash - no sharing. The blueberry-smelling, sticky but not wet bag worked out to about $25 a gram. And why not? It's a sellers market, and the top end on the chain of endless middlemen and low level retailers are the big boys who face serious legal risks.

Number one in the Drug Dealers of America rulebook is: double your money. There's no reason to fuck around in the scary drug world unless you can sell your product for twice what you paid for it, minimum. Nobody rides for free.

58 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

or even safer than sugary sweets, he should have been addicted to a computer, writing blogs, as if people give a shit.

layne staley: talented, flawed, legendary, remembered

seattle tattler: no, yep, nope, not a chance

truth, yes
hurts, too bad.

he was a junkie, yep, but so much a more awesome person than you'll ever be.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

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10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, RIP Layne . Great voice and talent!

4:34 AM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

You're a fucking pathetic faggot who is probably fat and can't go out into the world and get a real job.
Since when is publicly bashing dead musicians on the internet even cool?

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your a fucking idiot. Layne was one of the best that ever lived. I watched a family member go through heroin addiction. Its a DISGUSTING disease, that I would wish on no one. It takes control of your body. Layne was in pain... As all heroin addicts are.

FUCK YOU...

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people oughtta be fuckin ashamed!! Why do people INSIST on printing stories like this!! You only talk about Layne because he was FAMOUS, not for any other reason. There were no doubt thousands of bigger junkies than Layne was, and yet he's the one you pick on. This man suffered enough and died and he is missed dearly. He was right when he said he hated the press.
YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4:18 PM  
Blogger Layne Lover said...

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5:02 PM  
Blogger Layne Lover said...

Go to Hell, Dumbass.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you, asshole. Addiction is sad, as are the horrible things drugs do to a person's body. So you aren't an addict--great. Then what's your excuse for being an ugly, stupid, talentless piece of shit?

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems so sick to the hypocrite norm
Running their boring drills
But we are an elite race of our own
The stoners, junkies, and freaks

You can't understand a user's mind
But try, with your books and degrees

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and talents are my title. – Layne Staley
Lets not say anything about the enormous talent that Layne was/is. He died a horrible lonely death, that’s horrible enough, but to keep having you waste of sperms getting a kick out of writing horrible article & books just to make a buck is disgusting. Layne was a beautiful person who cared about his family his friends and had a love for music and art. He gave us some of the best rock and roll there will ever be. He sung from the heart and held nothing back. Each song comes straight from that mans heart. He will be immensely missed from the Rock community. He was is and will always be the greatest rock voice in the world and for you to talk bad about him is down right disgusting. We all know he had a drug problem get the fuck over it, that not who the man was.

Fuck you I hope you get hit by a bus. Fuck-tard

10:26 AM  
Anonymous FLO said...

fuck u dumbass....TRY TO BE AN ADDICT you will never understand it...although I wish you were because it should be U DEAD of an OD....rather than Layne RIP WE LOVE U AND HATE THIS FUCKING DIPSHIT ASSHOLE MOTHER FUCKER!!!

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so profoundly sad for you, sad that you will never fully grasp what it means to love another soul in this life. I am far more sad for you because not only do you have NO FUCKING idea what your ignorant mouth is spewing out, much like verbal diarreah, but mostly because...

You know absolutely nothing about Layne, this man was a son, a friend, an amazing force on much of the entire world. What he gave to this world could never be matched nor could he ever be replaced. I'm so very sorry for you, I'm sorry that clearly you have some mental conditions which prevents you from understanding reality.

I have never been so offened or defensive in my whole life then I am at this very moment. If I would ever have the misfortune of meeting you, the waste of flesh that you are... It would be a very, very dark and painful last day on earth for you.

Layne is/was the most gentle, sweet, loving, caring and amazing, talented and HUMAN person. Go get hit by a fucking car you knuckle dragging, piss stain. How would you feel if this was something that happened to someone that you love, someone that was more than a fucking billboard or a god damn dollar bill to you???

I want you to imagine someone you love, sick beyond comprehension, shaking, their organs shutting down, whitering away, scared, alone... You can't can you? Of course not because you are a disgusting bag of bile that has no understanding of what it truly means to be human.

FUCK YOU!

1:00 AM  
Anonymous W. Dirtmurder said...

theres a big difference between you and Layne, He was a talented amazing person who met a dark end.

Your an untalented worthless person who's only goal in life is to bash people who saved lives wile you stuff your face, grow old, and fade into a even deeper abyss of obscurity than your already in. It really sucks that someone like you had a chance to see Layne when people like the fans can only dream of the chance.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moron heroin addiction is a horrible disease Layne is/was a beautiful talented person and you are a no talent ugly bag of shit

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a fucking loser, only losers that have no life like you bash deceased musicians like Layne.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are an idiot too, heorin causes your teeth to rot and fall out

9:29 AM  
Blogger CharltonSamhain said...

yeah, wow, Let me ask you nay-sayers this: what the fuck have you done with your life. What's your name? oh, that's right, no one knows it. Because you'll never do .000001 percent of what he accomplished. You guys are pathetic. Layne played drums, guitar, sang, wrote half the lyrics amongst other things. What have you done? Oh, you've got a shitty webpage that I only heard about because I was looking up info. on Layne. lol... you guys suck.

12:53 PM  
Blogger CharltonSamhain said...

"Layne Staley - the Biggest Junkie in Seattle History" And that statement right there is a load of crap.. really.. a LOAD of shit that apparently you can't get out of your ass because it's been so FAR packed up there.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest piece of shit in world history is the stupid faggot who wrote this article,what a lower life form you are to say such evil,rude,and maddening bullshit that you said about Layne,I hope when your time comes to an end you meet Layne on the other said and he kicks your teeth in.....DICK!

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASSHOLE!!!!

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you see the movie Red Dragon? if you haven't, ...see it.

but if you did...there's a part that i love about the movie where a guy who worked for a shitty tattler got glued to a wheel chair... his tongue was bitten of...and for jolly pleasure he was set on fire and rolled over a hill... hahahaha..
and he was fat like you...

this might happen to you because you spoke badly about a person...

12:34 AM  
Blogger Venera said...

You write spiteful, gloating words. Is it your vocation in life?
Layne had vocation for art. He was gifted with a great voice, poetic abilities and he was a humble, sweet person. Believe me, there are thousands and thousands of people in different places, in different countries, they speak different languages and live different lives, - but all of them appreciate Layne. His songs have given them peace, and Layne has always been a person they adore. So am I. You tried to insult all these people. But I, personally, don't feel insulted. Because your words are vacuous and pitiful.
Layne was a great, god-touched person, he was a sunshine, he was a gift, he was a lonely soul who embraced a tragic end. These words have sense. Your words haven't.

2:54 AM  
Blogger Venera said...

You write spiteful, gloating words. Is it your vocation in life?
Layne had vocation for art. He was gifted with a great voice, poetic abilities and he was a humble, sweet person. Believe me, there are thousands and thousands of people in different places, in different countries, they speak different languages and live different lives, - but all of them appreciate Layne. His songs have given them peace, and Layne has always been a person they adore. So am I. You tried to insult all these people. But I, personally, don't feel insulted. Because your words are vacuous and pitiful.
Layne was a great, god-touched person, he was a sunshine, he was a gift, he was a lonely soul who embraced a tragic end. These words have sense. Your words haven't.

2:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is sad how cynical you are on a talent lost. youre pathetic and will never even amount to the person he was even in death

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must you be so disrespectful to the dead? What is the purpose of this? He had millions of adoring fans..perhaps your parents are YOUR adoring fans but when you are gone, i guarantee no one will even care. You will be an unimportant blip just passing through. Wheres your compassion? Thats very god-like of you now isnt it. Fuck you

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Kristen Schell said...

Do you not have respect for the dead? People do drugs for many reasons and some people can come back from them. It is a sad and total misfortune to the world that Layne had to be taken or rather let himself be take away by addiction. Rather then being hateful and judging, you should have compassion and understanding. You will to be in front of your maker!

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a total piece of shit. Layne accomplished more in his short life as a junkie then you will ever accomplish as a non-addict. What in the fuck does that say about you? You're a talentless motherfucker and this lame blog is a shameful waste of bandwidth.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laynes story breaks my heart. I think about him often. i wish i could have helped. His tragedy saved my life. Thank you Layne. I love you.

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you shitbag.... Like someone already said... When your time comes, Layne will be waiting for you on the other side to kick your Fucking teeth in

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you shitbag.... Like someone already said... When your time comes, Layne will be waiting for you on the other side to kick your Fucking teeth in

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an awful person you are to write such things. Weather it be about Layne Staley or any other dead musician. I kindly hope you rot in your computer chair that you spend so many hours in.

You sir, are a loser and a nothing.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a dispicable, miserable piece of shit you must be. Who are you to judge, when it appears you will never have one, one millionth the love every one of the posts that I've read had for him. What a hateful human being you must be. I rarely respond to this type of trash, but this article pissed me off like I haven't been pissed in years. How can you even live with yourself?

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you, RIP, Layne,like that other anon said, you only choose to pick on him because he's famous. There was a MUCH bigger junkie than Layne, ever heard of Tom Hansen? He wrote American Junkie, that motherfucker was unbeatable. Leave Layne the fuck alone, he accomplished more in his short, pained life than you ever will, fat faggot

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Rosebud420 said...

Wow, how sad are you to post such vile bs. You must be a sad lonely person and powerless... you must feel a false sense of power...disrespect the dead as you have. Burn baby, burn... RIP Layne, you were loved by many, such a shame you didn't know.

3:02 AM  
Blogger aaronma said...

Layne staley was the biggest junkie in seattle history? Ill take that as a compliment that man could out party anyone with his skinny ass what are you jealous because your a fucking light weight as far as im concerned layne went out the way he wanted too high and im sure he got a good nod on and felt good so dont hate on him bc you obviously know nothing about it

9:22 AM  
Blogger aaronma said...

Oh and by the way as a proud pot smoker im ashamed that a person as lame as you is representing other pot smokers because your fucking stupid and the drug world is scary? No your a fucking pussy try driving to the hood to cope dope you would piss yourself and dont act cool and try to give advice on drug dealing bc im sure your a piss poor one you obviously know nothing about drugs or you wouldnt hate on other people that do them your probably just jealous as layne said " whats my drug of choice well what have you got I DONT GO BROKE AND I DO IT ALOT!" Haha you suck

9:34 AM  
Blogger aaronma said...

Oh and also i get some good ass weed straight from cali and ill roll up the whole cut into a big ass blunt and smoke it up with my homies bc i party like layne im cool unlike your stingy ass and it took you a long time to score some good bud thats bc we are an elite race the stoners junkies and freaks and we dont sell to fucking losers like you

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Rex Lameray...
After accidentally ending up here on this " blog " of yours I researched the person that was so very brave to have written this article/blog on Layne Staley. Guess what I found out ? Well I would love to share with you all the interesting details but I think I will forward the details to others who are going to be more than happy to respond to this pure hateful & sick words that you have chose to speak. Have fun Mr.Rex Lameray. It will be my pleasure to pass this along. By the way...don't you find it a little interesting that of all the "blogs" that you have wrote, that this one has the most comments/feedback ? Like I said...Have fun. KARMA IS A BITCH!

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you blogtard. Layne was a legend you are a stain

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's awsom

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad, Layne's still remembered, cherished and loved worldwide.

Too bad, I'm in India and so cannot come there and facefuck you for this hateful article.

Suck a big fat dick.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Smith said...

Your comments offend me, however, Layne, being the man that he was, would accept total responsibility for his addiction and discourage anyone from ever experimenting with this deadly drug.
That being said, your words would burn him to his core, and continue to baffle him, as to why people couldn't see the other dude, who was a pretty killer musician, artist, poet and person.
Layne was kind, generous, soft spoken and he had a heart that radiated so intensely that anyone who knew him could feel it's warmth.
I miss him and still love him and not a day goes by that I don't think about him.
I wish I was half the human being he was. BUT, I am not and I hope you get ball cancer, you disgusting, putrid, waste of oxygen, filthy, ignorant motherfucker. ROT!

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add this to your dumbass opinionated blog

You're a huge faggot who writes bullshit on the internet, and Needs to slander or make fun of a dude who had an amazing heart but was just an addict. You gotta say bullshit for attention, so heres some attention for you. Fuck you and your mother, cockboy. Feel better now dickhead?

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were you at laynes home when he was found? Did you know him? Do you have any concept of the hurt that your sad and pointless ranting might cause the family and friends of layne? You probably dont care because you think your smart mouth bullying crap is clever. Well pal it isnt, its just spite. No matter that he had an addiction he paid the ultimate price. He died alone, never having had a family of his own or the chance to do the things in life that evil little fools like you take for granted. I hope you regret every spiteful disrespectful word.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never read such low life piece of fucking shit title in my fucking life...this should be taking off the fucking internet and I hope you have lost your fucking job you piece of fucking trash....he is not what you call a junkie...get it right mother fucker...he was an addict and so am I so fuck you!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got all these worshippers and syncophants worked up, Bravo to you

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I,Dave Hageage, spent my teenage years with Layne Staley(Elmer was his last name at the time, check Meadow dale high school class of '86 I believe. His pic is there under Layne Elmer). At the time he would get on my case about my drug use. Then a few years later, after joining Diamond Lie (soon to be Alice in chains). That is when his drug use started. As we already know. Mike Starr , former bassist of AIC,and Celebrity Rehab dropout, also left us a trail of drugs slug as he slipped out for goid. So, I got the great opportunity to watch an amazing and talented friend slip away to the point of no return. Leaving behind only his unbelievable music, but a reputation that may never dissappear. Even in writing something to his defense.
Stardom can take you places you have never been. Money you couldn't even imagine, and when you reach the top (?) No return.
Unfortunately, and inevitablely, Layne lost his return birding pass to normality. It is hard to imagine not even being able to walk down the street without nonstop attention/almost harassment. I experienced it with him, and many others in the same boat, and Layne lost the capacity to return. God Bless you my Buddy. I hope u found permanent tranquility

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a wonderful person! Probably better than the fu#ktard that wrote this crap about him!! He was a person just like everyone else!! It is God's place to judge him no one else's!! No one knows what he went through in his life. I guarantee the idiot that wrote this isn't perfect!

1:33 PM  
Blogger teecriz said...

Layne Staley I will love and cherish your legacy forever. I can not even comprehend where the dickhead who posted this bullshit is coming from. Like someone said, Layne accomplished so much in his short time and in spite of his addiction.

You are not human...you are so far beneath Layne on his worst day...dude, you don't even matter.

This response is probably turning you on isn't it. All of these responses are I bet.
Do the world a favor and kill yourself.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You made this shit up you liar, he was not bald, i cant confirm or deny about the urine, feaces and vomit, but i doubt it, he was a heroin abuser not a 2 year old that was incapable of disposing of his bodily waste...

1:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes!!!!

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really dude? Why you gotta be like that? Fuck off.

2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the Hell are you to post such degrading trash about a man who was Loved and Honored by many including myself? How dare you! You are an ASSHOLE!

7:08 AM  
Blogger Lee Kilgore said...

Layne Staley was awesome. He was my voice in so many ways. His lyrics hit home sometimes. I'm a addict . I have a disease. I still struggle, but I am clean. He was the voice of Seattle Grunge and I miss him..so to all those who are judging, and, small minded,I hope you never have to experience the pain, and, madness addiction brings with it. It's hard for the user,but, for the family, it's even worse. I just hope if it's your children, or,other family, your more helpful and not judgemental.. Love you Layne..

3:40 PM  
Blogger Aundrea Kelley said...

Aww thanks for sharing! Layne was amazing and talented. He was much more than how this article claims he was. Bashing someone who's passed away isn't very classy.

1:03 PM  
Blogger teecriz said...

If I had one wish that could come true, I'd wish that I could have hung out just one day with Mr. Staley...I have always loved Alice in Chains..they are all amazingly talented..they worked their way out of obscurity and made fucking musical magic...but Wtf didn't someone bust in and drag his ass to rehab? Like for real Idgaf about his wants or privacy ..if that was my son I'd have fucking hog tied him and carted his ass off to a secluded rehab/detox..too late now...he seems like he was incredible and his voice haunts my brain

8:06 PM  

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