The original Alice in Chains line-up featured Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell, Mike Starr & Sean Kinney.
Mike Starr, the original bassist was kicked out of the band in 1993 because of drug abuse and died of a drug overdose on March 8, 2011. Layne Staley was of course the original AIC lead singer and also died of a drug overdose in April of 2002. Starr was replaced by Mike Inez and Staley was replaced in 2006 with William DuVall.
AIC have released new albums and toured the world but have not forgotten original members Starr & Staley. Sean Kinney has their initials LSMS on his drum kit.
Here’s a close up of Kinney’s bass drum…
Here’s another cool photo of Alice in Chains original members Cantrell & Kinney next to the LSMS tribute.
Gone but not forgotten: