Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation? Part 7, 1996: The Death of Layne Staley and Bradley Nowell

There really is life after death in ’90s rock, provided you can retain enough of your old sound to convince people to move forward with you. But while the surviving members of Alice In Chains made sure to present their band as a newly evolved entity, Sublime’s Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson are trying to pick up where they were forced to leave off in 1996, when their lead singer, Bradley Nowell, died of a heroin overdose at age 28.

Source: Onion A.V. Club
Published: Jan 12, 2011
Length: 16 minutes (4,022 words)
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