According to Louder Sound, the estates of late ALICE IN CHAINS members Layne Staley (vocals) and Mike Starr (bass) have sold their stakes in the band’s songs.
The company Primary Wave announced today (February 7) that they had acquired the publishing rights from both artists as well as their master recording income stream for an undisclosed amount.
Primary Wave’s David Weitzman said in a statement: “Primary Wave is pleased to partner with the estates of Layne Staley and Mike Starr to honor their musical legacies as part of the classic era lineup of Alice in Chains, who created the amazing songs and records that comprise the albums Dirt and Facelift, and the acoustic EPs, Jar of Flies and Sap. These projects represent the greatest works from one of the best artists of the iconic Nineties Seattle-based grunge era.”
ALICE IN CHAINS’ Layne Staley died on April 5, 2002 from a heroin overdose while Mike Starr died in 2011 as the result of a prescription drug overdose.