Alice In Chains were set to open up for Metallica during their 1994 Summer Shit tour.
Unfortunately, Alice In Chains had to back out of the tour because Layne Staley was in no shape to tour due to his ongoing drug problems. So, James Hetfield thought it would be cool to make fun of Layne while the band played “Man In The Box” during the tour.
Here’s another one…
Really??? And we were supposed to feel sorry for Hetfield and his mullet when he had his own drug and alcohol problems years later??? In 2002, Hetfield must have felt bad for making fun of Layne because he penned a touching musical tribute to Layne for the album “Death Magnetic” but the song titled “Shine” did not make the final cut for the album.