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Layne Staley’s mom suing Alice in Chains (who are playing the MMRBQ w/ Soundgarden & Cheap Trick)

Layne Staley

“The mother of deceased Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley has sued her son’s former bandmates, claiming they cut her out of royalties owed on the band’s hits.

Staley’s mother Nancy McCallum contends the surviving members of Alice in Chains owe her half of the money due Staley – about 16 percent of the hard rock band’s income. According to the lawsuit, the band has attempted to cut her out of any further payments. [seattlepi {via)]

The Staley-less Alice in Chains meanwhile are on the road and play the MMRBQ at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on Saturday (5/18) with Cheap Trick and fellow grunge representatives Soundgarden (who we just caught in Jersey earlier this month).

Later in the summer Alice in Chains join Jane’s Addiction for a “Rockstar Energy” tour that hits CT, NJ and NY among other places. All of those dates are listed below…


Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival tour dates

“The fourth annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival will include…. Alice In Chains, also with Jane’s Addiction. These seminal alternative rock bands will be joined by Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive on the Rockstar Energy Main Stage. The Ernie Ball Festival Stage will host performances from Walking Papers (featuring Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and the local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner in each market.”

Fri 9-Aug Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sat 10-Aug Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
Sun 11-Aug Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue 13-Aug Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed 14-Aug Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Fri 16-Aug Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat 17-Aug Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 18-Aug Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Tue 20-Aug Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Thu 22-Aug Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Fri 23-Aug Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sat 24-Aug Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
Tue 27-Aug Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
Wed 28-Aug Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Thu 29-Aug The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
Sat 31-Aug Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
Sun 1-Sept Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Mon 2-Sept Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sun 8-Sept Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater *
Wed 11-Sept San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Fri 13-Sept Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
Sat 14-Sept Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sun 15-Sept Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
*Main Stage bands only

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