Wednesday, April 6, 2011

About a a nutshell...

Kurt Cobain died April 5, 1994 Yesterday was the anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. I was meaning to post in memory..but got my days all mixed up. Is it already the fucking 6th? Damn!

Layne's death is one of those never forget horror stories of sickness and neglect. 
The news read:
Staley, the band's frontman, died on April 5, 2002, after injecting a mixture of heroin and cocaine. According to Seattle Weekly, the 6'1" rocker weighed just 86 pounds at the time of his death and had apparently been dead for almost two weeks before he was discovered in his Seattle apartment.
There is so much passion in both these guys. What is it about heroin and rock stars?
As I crawled in the Virtual Dumpster....
I Googled "heroin and rock stars" and got About 1,780,000 results (0.14 seconds)

go figure....?


Tim Chaney said...

Jerry was also a victim of that drug. Life on the road sounds fun but when you aren't free to go roam the streets and restaurants in peace I imagine you look for an excape. From there it becomes an addiction.

One time the Grateful Dead band confronted Jerry with an intervention. They told him it was either the Band or the heroin, didn't work he chose the heroin and told them that flat out.

The band remained together until Jerry's death.

Bluezy said...

With Layne, I am sure that with AIDS devastating him physically, drugs was all he had to escape the pain.
AIC's Black Gives Way To Blue is pretty decent post Staley.