PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LAYNE STALEY TRACKS TO APPEAR IN TERRIBLE-LOOKING MOVIE
I had never even heard of the political comedy Grassroots before this morning, and while everyone in the cast is someone you’ve probably at least heard of before, it still looks pretty bad I think (although certainly well-intentioned):
But the quality of the movie — or lack thereof — is really way, way behind the point here, because, BIG NEWS ALERT: the soundtrack is going to feature two previously-unheard tracks from the late, great Layne Staley, according to Classic Rock.
Apparently either the character played by Jason Biggs or the character played by the seventh lead from Avatard begins the story as a Seattle music critic, so I guess the Staley tracks will be used to illustrate his, y’know, Seattleness. But whatever, the chance to hear anything Staley did is A++++ in my book. I’d listen to that guy’s old answering machine greeting if given the chance.
Unfortunately, those are all the details we have right now. I have no idea in what context Staley recorded these tracks (They obviously weren’t for Alice in Chains — was he working on another project at some point prior to his death?), nor can I seem to find a release date for the movie’s soundtrack, assuming the tracks actually appear on the soundtrack and not just in the movie, which would be a real bummer. In any case, the film is scheduled to get a limited release in the United States on July 20, so some answers ought to present themselves between now and then.