Former Alice in Chains Bassist Dies
2011-03-08 by Maniac | 109 Comments

Alice in Chains co-founder and former bassist, Mike Starr, has been found dead in his home
today. There has been no publicly announced cause of death.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alice-chains-founder-mike-starr-165400

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Band Page: Alice In Chains

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Willie
Moderator
March 8th 2011

15781 Comments


No cause of death announced yet, but almost every news outlet decided to reference his drug issues anyway. No fucking respect.

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2011

7166 Comments


I'm shocked. R.I.P.

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myhigherpie
March 8th 2011

3027 Comments


Really... I found that article hugely disrespectful as well. No confirmation of death and half the article is about his struggles with drugs.



Ruminations
March 8th 2011

125 Comments


also shocked

RIP

OutOfMyself
March 8th 2011

688 Comments


holy shit...rip...

myhigherpie
March 8th 2011

3027 Comments


R.I.P.

Hep Kat
March 8th 2011

14028 Comments


bummer

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eternium
March 8th 2011

16213 Comments


Surprised the fuck out of me.

R.I.P.

Ire
March 8th 2011

41474 Comments


agreed with willlie

rip

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2011

16126 Comments


Really shitty.

R.I.P.

demigod!
March 8th 2011

41002 Comments


Shit, this sucks.

RIP

37er00
March 8th 2011

1253 Comments


aww shitty

RIP

Maniac!
March 8th 2011

26187 Comments


I'm so sad :[


R.I.P.

Maniac!
March 8th 2011

26187 Comments


Mike Starr left in '93

eternium
March 8th 2011

16213 Comments


Former bassist, not current.

Maniac!
March 8th 2011

26187 Comments


Alice in Chains co-founder and former bassist, Mike Starr,

Dreamflight
March 8th 2011

1760 Comments


Damn

Layne will take care of him, I'm sure.

Willie
Moderator
March 8th 2011

15781 Comments


--Do you think the band will dissolve again like they did when Staley died Willie?--

He hasn't been in the band since 1993, so they'll probably release a statement talking about how upset they are by the tragedy and then move on.

Apollo
March 8th 2011

10087 Comments


holy shit this is sad, RIP

easytiger313
March 8th 2011

62 Comments


I really hope it ends up being something other than drugs...not holding my breath though. RIP

Maniac!
March 8th 2011

26187 Comments


It would be the logical thing to assume. But I don't assume.

Bow2LeperMessiah
March 8th 2011

224 Comments


Makes me want to listen to "Would". - Favorite song of all time no joke.

R.I.P.

MortalKombat
March 8th 2011

138 Comments


RIP

KieranVogel01
March 8th 2011

17 Comments


R.I.P.

Fieryfenderz
March 8th 2011

1379 Comments


RIP

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Yeahtoast
March 8th 2011

2041 Comments


Ugh. This made me feel sick.

R.I.P Mike.

Leatherneck
March 8th 2011

660 Comments


R.I.P

GLaDOS
March 8th 2011

28 Comments


That sucks. Never saw it coming!

RIP Mike Starr.

ShadowRemains
March 8th 2011

19445 Comments


whoa holy shit

RIP

MO
March 8th 2011

17409 Comments


Fuck...rip

bloodsorcery
March 8th 2011

109 Comments


came out of nowhere, total bummer R.I.P

Josh D.
March 8th 2011

13967 Comments


Sucks.

drasticaction74
March 8th 2011

1676 Comments


cool

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Casablanca
March 8th 2011

262 Comments


I literally screamed out loud NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
R.I.P.
Dude was an underrated bassist. Dirt on constant rotation today.


Maniac!
March 8th 2011

26187 Comments


That's the spirit

Romulus
March 8th 2011

8373 Comments


this is a shame, RIP

demon of surveillance
March 8th 2011

757 Comments


RIP. Would? has always been one of my favorite basslines.

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Puzzles
March 8th 2011

3065 Comments


Initially, I thought it was the current bassist, Mike Inez, which I assumed would surely mean the end of the band. I was devastated thinking this could mean a second breakup. Nevertheless, this is shocking and devastating, and he'll surely be missed and remembered. RIP Mike Starr.

Wizard
March 8th 2011

18799 Comments


RIP Greatest grunge band ever!

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MrBirdoWordo
March 8th 2011

236 Comments


R.I.P

mallen-
March 8th 2011

1235 Comments


wow, this sucks.

R.I.P.

WashboardSuds
March 8th 2011

4889 Comments


holy fucking shit, this sucks
RIP

I remember watching him on celebrity rehab

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bobosucks
March 8th 2011

30 Comments


R.I.P.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
March 8th 2011

8591 Comments


that blows, R.I.P. ]:

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shindip
March 8th 2011

3536 Comments


wow...completely unexpected RIP

Relinquished
March 8th 2011

22442 Comments


real shame

RIP

psite45
March 8th 2011

275 Comments


terrible news. RIP

Prince1993
March 8th 2011

527 Comments


What the heck ?
Alice in Chains is also dead.
R.I.P.

AlmightyHabeeb
March 8th 2011

108 Comments


R.I.P.

Letterbomb69
March 8th 2011

8 Comments


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RIP

ifloatwithchino
March 9th 2011

53 Comments


rip dude

Uranium
March 9th 2011

6653 Comments


it was drugs

rip

lensman319
March 9th 2011

62 Comments


Damn, this always sucks no matter how little I actually cared/care about the band involved.

Ovrot
March 9th 2011

10260 Comments


R.I.P.

wyankeif1337
March 9th 2011

6739 Comments


RIP

nash1311
March 9th 2011

1752 Comments


If this was a scene metal band that wasn't good nearly everyone on here would say... who fucking cares? replace him. you couldn't hear him anyway. Yet they are both two normal human beings.

Anyway... this sucks. Poor fella.

StrizzMatik
March 9th 2011

3158 Comments


Absolutely horrible. RIP

profoundword
March 9th 2011

239 Comments


sad, sad, sad

Hawks
March 9th 2011

33363 Comments


Damn. Can't say I'm surprised, but still sucks.

R.I.P.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 9th 2011

5626 Comments


Somebody has thrown a curse upon this band.................

This is terrible news.

R.I.P.

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InFiction
March 9th 2011

3592 Comments


I'm speechless. This is such a tragedy. R.I.P.

Prometherion
March 9th 2011

208 Comments


RIP

Scoot
March 9th 2011

17494 Comments


shit

rip

csl316
March 9th 2011

10 Comments


Very sad news. R.I.P.

EpsilonJSTC
March 9th 2011

247 Comments


There goes another Seattleite. Say no to drugs kids.

R.I.P.

Slum
March 9th 2011

2579 Comments


this is the least metal shit ever

rip

Nagrarok
March 9th 2011

7966 Comments


Can't help but say I'm glad it's not Inez, but R.I.P. He was an important part of their sound, gonna play me some Dirt.

DoubtGin
March 9th 2011

6687 Comments


rip

henryChinaski
March 9th 2011

2460 Comments


R.I.P.

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MoosechriS
March 9th 2011

4647 Comments


Rip bro

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Niceinvader
March 9th 2011

773 Comments


Oh shit, well he took part in making and performing great music. RIP

Tyrael
March 9th 2011

20442 Comments


Tragedy. RIP

TheJackal
March 9th 2011

1005 Comments


R.I.P

Titan50
March 9th 2011

4588 Comments


God must hate this band

RIP :/

R6Rider
March 9th 2011

4089 Comments


wtf

he seemed like he was doing better after being in that drug rehab show

RIP Mike

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YeahYeahYeah
March 9th 2011

10 Comments


is anyone actually surprised?

Edwin
March 9th 2011

1399 Comments


Pretty awful. Rip.

GBJ
March 9th 2011

491 Comments


Hope it turns out he died of natural causes ... fuckin biased journalists

Oathbreaker
March 9th 2011

1649 Comments


R.I.P.

Wizard
March 9th 2011

18799 Comments


If this was a scene metal band that wasn't good nearly everyone on here would say... who fucking cares? replace him. you couldn't hear him anyway. Yet they are both two normal human beings.

Pretty fucking stupid comment right here.

Maniac!
March 9th 2011

26187 Comments


ugh. Stupid people.

XulOnerom
March 9th 2011

1817 Comments


Title is misleading. I thought Inez had died

It should be "Former Alice in Chains bassist dies"

Maniac!
March 9th 2011

26187 Comments


I was gonna fix it last night, but I got busy.

XulOnerom
March 9th 2011

1817 Comments


It's cool, brother. It reminded me of that one time a few years ago when John Rutsey died. Somebody told me "Rush's drummer died" and I almost crapped myself

MasBarHigeuoris21
March 9th 2011

1486 Comments


One of my favorite bands. Sad that drugs took the life of Layne and the bassist. I hope the band can deal with this. R.I.P

Greggers
March 9th 2011

2375 Comments


RIP

nash1311
March 9th 2011

1752 Comments


I'm just saying generally most shitty musicians get hate on sputnik even in death even though they aren't any different than the greats. (Besides musicianship of course)

MutnikSpusic
March 9th 2011

560 Comments


mon dieu rip

LepreCon
March 9th 2011

3545 Comments


Heard of this last night, really this shit doesn't rock, RIP

CrownOfMagnets
March 9th 2011

2193 Comments


I'm a little late but RIP. Alice In Chains will always be one of my favorites. He did some sick ass bass lines.

Rugter32
March 9th 2011

754 Comments


This is sad... RIP. His basslines shall be forever remembered.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 9th 2011

5626 Comments


Blue gives way to black :-(

omnipanzer
March 9th 2011

21391 Comments


RIP

WashboardSuds
March 9th 2011

4889 Comments


lamenting to Down In a Hole man

james420
March 9th 2011

200 Comments


rip

Sciroccu
March 9th 2011

731 Comments


damn, awful news...

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BigHans
March 9th 2011

26455 Comments


RIP

Maniac!
March 9th 2011

26187 Comments


Would? will forever be known as one of the best basslines of the 90's.

FearThyEvil9
March 9th 2011

11411 Comments


Wow that is really sad news R.I.P.

zaruyache
March 9th 2011

4860 Comments


WHY IS EVERYONE DYING?? Rip.

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Counterfeit
March 9th 2011

17819 Comments


damn, that's tragic.

rip

SiliconSunshine
March 9th 2011

77 Comments


R.I.P.

As it has been previously stated, the Would? baseline is the stuff of legend.

Gmork89
March 9th 2011

5412 Comments


R.I.P Mike, your legacy is immortal.

Acanthus
March 9th 2011

9514 Comments


I really feel like the younger generation has a lot to prove before they can even begin to fill shoes like these

R.I.P

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Prince1993
March 10th 2011

527 Comments


Everyone has to die someday.

Maniac!
March 10th 2011

26187 Comments


Seriously, shut the fuck up.

frogenhauser
March 10th 2011

35 Comments


and so Hello! Magazine posts a photo of Michael Starr of Steel Panther instead of Mike Starr of AiC...

james420
March 10th 2011

200 Comments


lmfao wow

Plank
March 10th 2011

217 Comments


r.i.p



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