ALICE IN CHAINS: 'Layne Staley' Biography Used By Social Workers And Drug Counselors

ARTS Publications has announced that the previously published biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, "Layne Staley: Angry Chair" — now retitled "Layne Staley: Get Born Again" — was recently ordered by a big number of social workers and drug counselors from different group therapy programs in the United States. Many of these specialists have been extremely touched by Layne's story and message. Argentinean journalist-author Adriana Rubio "feels grateful and fully expects to get them working on new programs for heroin users soon," according to a press release.

According to the publisher, "Layne Staley: Get Born Again" is a "brand new book" that has been revised and updated with the inclusion of two new chapters: "Hate To Feel" and "Get Born Again" as a revival of the acclaimed "Angry Chair" book. The covers — front and back — are new. More pictures and artwork have been added to this title in which the author transcribed, in full, Layne Staley's last interview, revealing the harsh truth behind heroin addiction and the reality of his family life.

Layne Staley died in April 2002. He was once on top of the music world as the lead singer for ALICE IN CHAINS and MAD SEASON. "Layne Staley: Get Born Again" is filled with exclusive interviews with his mother, Nancy, his sister, Liz, and Layne himself, as he broke his five-year public silence just months before his death. The book also includes pictures from Layne's childhood, drawings, poetry and a lot more.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, Rubio began the book with the Staley family's blessings, but the singer's mom later said it "lacked concern for basic human dignity" and withdrew support.

Rubio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a member of "The Latin American Journalists Federation" (FELAP) and also of "The Union Press Workers of Buenos Aires" (UTPBA). She is an investigative journalist who has published three books in the United States: "Dave Mustaine: Are you Ready to Take the Risk?" (Vantage Press), "Layne Staley: Angry Chair" (Xanadu Enterprises) and "Jim Morrison Ceremony" (ARTS Publications).

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