Leading up to the second anniversary of late Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr‘s death, friends and family in the Seattle area are banding together to stage a memorial show to celebrate his life and legacy.
Starr’s sister Melinda, along with several fans and friends, spearheaded the effort to put together a show where everyone can celebrate the bassist’s work through never-before-seen pictures, memorabilia and music performances. The event will take place at Seattle’s Studio Seven this Thursday night (March 7).
On March 8, 2011, shockwaves were sent through the music industry when news broke of former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr’s passing. Like his bandmate Layne Staley before him, Starr’s demons would eventually become his undoing. His battle with substance abuse was put front and center on the VH1 show ‘Celebrity Rehab,’ which left many fans and friends hopeful that he would turn his life around. Unfortunately his story ended like so many other tragedies when Starr passed away at the age of 44.