GrungeReport.net has posted some articles recently on a new Layne Staley photo that is confirmed to be from at least September 1998 at the earliest (when the shirt Layne is wearing in it was released with a video game). The guy who e-mailed me the story about the photo being from 2001, Scott Farro, has been revealed to be a liar. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s looking more likely that the photo may be from Halloween 1998, somebody claimed they talked to the guy Jimmy in the photo and he said that’s when it was taken. I contacted Jimmy myself but got no response. The story is that Layne was backstage at Jerry Cantrell’s solo show on Halloween 1998 in Seattle. Obviously don’t take this as fact, the only 100% fact about the picture we know is it was taken sometime between 1998-2002 because of the shirt.
When I dig into stories like this, I always run the risk of disinformation being sent to me and posted on here since there’s so much mystery behind this period of Layne’s life. Since I solely run the site it’s just the way it goes, but my hope is that with stuff like this it eventually leads us to the truth.
I really do apologize, I just had a little bit too much faith in people I guess. Didn’t think anybody would be low enough to make up stuff like that, and then leave a comment saying they were going to send Layne’s mother more photos.