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Layne Staley’s mom files suit against his Alice in Chains bandmates

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SEATTLE– The mother of the Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley is taking legal action against her son’s former bandmates, Seattlepi.com reported.

The online newspaper said Nancy McCallum is alleging that the surviving members owe her half of the money due to Staley. The singer died of an accidental overdose in 2002.

The PI said that is about 16 percent of the band’s income. The lawsuit McCallum filed said the remaining band members have tried to cut her out of receiving further royalty payments. Lawyers for the group contend McCallum has already been paid much more than she is due.

Staley was 34 years old when he was found dead at his University District condo.

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    • RKS

      If the band is trying to cut her out of what she is entitled under contract, then it sounds like mom is going after what is hers.


    It's sad that Layne and so many other younger people die from drug overdoses. What a waste!!! Don't they realize that their lives could be cut short at anytime from doing drugs?

  • RKS

    You misunderstood what was written. She was being payed half of what Layne would have been paid if he was alive. This equates to about 16% of the bands income.