Alice in Chains Welcome Layne Staley’s Father Onstage in Canada
Alice in Chains invited late frontman Layne Staley‘s father Phil onstage with them in Burnaby, British Columbia during the July 1 date of their tour, which was the “Fox Fest” date. Mr. Staley was met with a massive chorus of cheers from the crowd, which had to warm his heart.
“Good to be here” was all that he said, but in all honesty, he didn’t need to say anything else. It was a sombre but heartfelt moment. The band then performed a rendition of ‘Nutshell,’ which was dedicated to their late “brothers” — Staley and the late bassist Mike Starr.
Having Staley’s father present in the moment almost made the viewer feel like the late singer, who died in 2002, was there as well. It’ll give you goosebumps when you watch it, that’s for sure.
In other Alice in Chains family news, Staley’s mother Nancy McCallum has filed suit against the band, seeking royalty payments due to her son. She claims that she is owed money and the band has not made good, while the band’s attorneys claim that McCallum has been paid more than her fair share. You can read up on that drama here. But first, make sure you’ve enjoyed the performance of ‘Nutshell’ above.