In 1985, Layne Staley formed a band called Sleze, a band he described as “dressed in drag and played speed metal.” Sleze performed around the Seattle area mostly playing Slayer and Armored Saint covers.
Check out this photo of Staley’s blonde locks perfectly “Crimped” in mid 80’s style.
Stayley’s band Sleze was also featured in a low-budget Seattle Public Access movie called “Father Rock“. Check it out…
Luckily, Staley met guitarist Jerry Cantrell while working at Music Bank rehearsal studios, where the two struggling musicians became roommates, living in the rehearsal space they shared, turned grunge and eventually formed Alice in Chains. Thank God!!!
Rock on Layne!!!
Click photo or link below to check out the classic Layne Staley Prom photo.
AIC is a good enough reason for the demise of 80's hair metal.