Listen To Taproot Song Layne Staley Was Set To Sing On In 2002

Late Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley had agreed to perform vocals on a track for Taproot’s 2002 album Welcome just a week or so before his death after hearing demos. Layne was actually set to record his vocals in Seattle at Robert Lang Studios in April 2002 with Alice In Chains producer Toby Wright, but Layne tragically passed away before he could record his vocals. According to David de Sola’s new book Alice In Chains: The Untold Story, the track that Staley was set to record vocals on was tentatively titled “Spacey.”

The track was later performed live as an instrumental, with the YouTube description from the band saying: “This is a song we wrote when we were working on Welcome. It’s called Kevin Spacey, which is just a working title that we kept. Stephen never got around to putting vocals on it, but it made for a pretty cool instrumental song and we played it live a few times. It’s possible this may end up on a future release…”

You can watch live video below of the song that made Layne Staley decide to return to music!

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  • Thelonious Funk

    Not sure vocals by even the late, great Layne Staley would have given buoyancy to that turd

    • AL

      you’re a fucking douche bag

      • Brian

        I like the song, but how in the WORLD is he a douchebag for having a differing opinion of a frickin’ song than you? Actually, it makes YOU the douchebag for calling him that over something this trivial.

        Man up.

        • AL

          just my opinion of him…maybe you should man up? is he your boyfriend?

          • Brian

            Typical, unintelligent argument coming from a raging fanboy, which is the thing on the internet I can’t stand the most. Thin skinned fanboys who cry over stuff like this. .

          • AL

            I don’t LOVE taproot….just thought i’d point out how much of a dick worshiping ass thumper that that guy is. If you’re looking for intelligent arguments go join a fucking debate team. dumbass.

          • Brian

            What I mean by, “unintelligent” is your juvenile, low IQ insults and you’re a bad liar. You obviously are showing discontent toward him because of his opinion of the song. You just felt like saying that for no apparent reason? Lies, all lies.

            You’re absolutely pathetic.

          • AL

            Well, then by you’re theory you have obvious feelings and attachment to the original poster. You’re constant rage towards my “elementary” language has caused you severe rage. I suggest you and said poster go have consensual sex with each other and discuss how these hurtful words each of you feel.

            Sincerely, Dr. AL

          • Brian

            Ok, I didn’t want to resort to this, but…

            You’re a complete idiot. I wasn’t raging. that would be you with the wya you’re handling his opinion. You really are a pathetic moron.

          • AL

            LOL wow now you’re really mad. Slapping the keys so hard you can’t spell anything correctly. Jesus. I’d better go easy on you before you call me a big dumb head or something hahahaha

          • Brian

            I made one typo, lol. You’re really grasping at straws. Your argument is as weak as stale bread.

          • AL

            Your insults are as soft as Charmin toilet paper.

          • ggallin

            For fuck’s sake.
            Both of you “T/O”, just breathe….?

          • Brian

            I’m breathing, it’s when I die from laughter from his posts I have trouble with that.

          • Thelonious Funk

            Lol why did you even entertain Ass Licker the Taproot fanboy in the first place. It’s obvious he’s upset because the only talented member of that band is gone and there’s going to be no more Taproot for his homophobic ass to rage out to.

            Maybe nu-metal will become one of those nostalgic retreads and they’ll get back together for this guy and the dozen other people on the planet who are still fighting the good Taproot fight, lololololol

          • Brian

            Because I enjoy calling out hypocritical fanboys who can’t fathom differences of opinion. It’s quite humorous seeing them get bent out of shape over trivial things.

          • Thelonious Funk

            And boy, did that Taproot toolbag ever get bent. Charged right out of the gate with the name calling and homophobia. No foreplay even. Guess that’s indicative of Taproot’s fanbase.

          • Brian

            Yeah, he didn’t even offer to give me a reach around.

          • Thelonious Funk

            Right? Gotta love these phantom doofus posters who show up to start a pissing contest with the frequent AN posters, and then vanish without a trace.

            Didn’t Corndog lay the law down in similar fashion a few weeks ago? Oh the lolz

          • AL

            loser

          • Thelonious Funk

            Man, that’s RICH coming from the resident Taproot fanboy. Lolololol

          • AL

            you enjoy being an overly eccentric prick. Who can’t get laid.

          • Brian

            I don’t have that problem . My GF just turned 34 yesterday. I think you’re projecting your own insecurities.

          • AL

            tell your mother i said happy birthday

          • Brian

            She’s dead and you’re immature.

          • AL

            funk sucks

          • Thelonious Funk

            Lololololol check out the homophobic Taproot fanboy getting all asshurt because I called out his favorite band ever.

          • AL

            homophobic? what does that even mean… I’m scared of homos?? lol no but it is gross to see 2 dudes make out ….apparently you’re more than ok watching that go down…..homo

          • Thelonious Funk

            Not surprised to see you have zero clue what homophobia is, but at least your barrel-scraping anti-gay insults are comical in their obvious desperation. Keep on truckin’, Taprooter

      • Thelonious Funk

        I’m guessing you’re one of the two remaining members of Taproot then?

        • AL

          Ya and I’m fucking awesome.

          • Thelonious Funk

            Wasn’t aware one of the new Taproot members was named “Ass Licker”, but if the shoe fits…

          • AL

            Like licking ass is something to be ashamed of? come on get with the times you 14 year old grow some gonads and go lick some ass

          • Thelonious Funk

            I mean, I’d be pretty embarrassed to be licking Taproot’s ass, but to each their own if that’s your thing, bud..

          • AL

            I’d be pretty embarrassed if I were you’re mother….don’t worry she’s too busy smoking pole ’round the corner

          • Thelonious Funk

            Improper use/confusion of ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ in an insult = automatic dumbass status for you.
            Plus, you know, the fact that you’re now resorting to “your momma sucks dong” retorts like it’s grade school all over again. You Taproot fanboys really take your shitty nu-metal bands seriously, it would seem

  • Hwang Sunghyeop

    so close to his voice. dark, powerful. so sad he is gone.

  • Raj

    Sounds like a nu-metal version of Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir.’ I think if Layne put his vocals on this, he probably would have changed up the arrangement.

  • Amwutiyam Samiyam

    Not bad — very curious as to how it would have sounded with Layne’s irreplaceable, powerful, magnificent voice. Shame we’ll never know. Bittersweet………..

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