1967- He was born on the 22nd day of August this year in Kirkland, Washington.
1975 – His parents divorced, after which he was raised by his mother and sisters.
1990 – He was battling an addiction. The darker side of addiction had its influence on Staley’s lyrics.
1995 – His band completed an album, titled above, which was released in March this year.
1996 – His last performance was on the 3rd of July this year in Kansas City, Missouri, while they were touring with Kiss after their unplugged appearance.
1997 – He remained out of the spotlight until February 26th of this year, when he and the other members of Alice in Chains attended the Grammy’s after "Again" (from the ‘Tripod’ album) was nominated for "Best Hard Rock Performance".
1998 – He re-emerged to help record two tracks ("Get Born Again" and "Died") with Alice in Chains, which were released on the Music Bank box set in 1999.
1999 – He became more reclusive; little is known about the details of his life during this period.
2002 – He died on the 5th day of April this year in his home.