I had no idea that Mad Season featured Layne Staley of Alice in Chains until I watched a documentary about Pearl Jam. Many of the songs on this one and only album feature a side of Staley I’ve never heard before.
Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the Roskilde concert tragedy. Nine concertgoers were tragically killed and another thirty injured during Pearl Jam's performance at Roskilde. The tragedy shook the festival to its core including the band. This is the article I wrote last year in commemoration of the tragedy. I thought it fitting that we revisit it again this year.