Wow! The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS - Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez, Sean Kinney, William DuVall - are being sued by Nancy Staley (Layne Staley's mother).
Seattlepi reports that Staley’s mother claims that the surviving members of the band owe her half of the
money due to Staley – about 16 percent of the their income.
According to the lawsuit, the band has attempted to cut her out of any
Attorneys for the band contend Mrs. Staley illegally attempted to trademark the Alice in Chains
name and that she has already been paid far more than she is due.
Staley’s ex-bandmates also say Staley’s heirs will be able to collect
royalties on songs he wrote or co-wrote, while arguing McCallum no
longer has a role in the band’s business decisions.
AIC are currently on a North American tour in support of their latest project 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'. Here are the remaining tour dates:
May 14 - Sioux Falls, SD - Lyons Fairgrounds
May 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
May 21 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre
May 22 - Evansville, IN - Aiken Theatre
May 24 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
May 25 - Pryor, Oklahoma - Rocklahoma
Jun 15 - Donington Park, England - Download Festival
Sep 19 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rock in Rio
The bands first single out of their upcoming NEW record is called "Hollow" and is now available via iTunes at this link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hollow-single/id586393217 Watch the music video for "Hollow" HERE!
Alice In Chains' Official Site