Class of '99
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Class of '99
|Origin||Seattle, Washington, US|
|Genres||Alternative rock, industrial rock, grunge|
|Associated acts||Alice in Chains, Mad Season, Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman, Nine Inch Nails|
|Past members||Layne Staley|
Class of '99 was a short-term alternative rock supergroup consisting of members from notable rock bands:
- Layne Staley of Alice in Chains as the vocalist,
- Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine as lead guitarist,
- Stephen Perkins as drummer and Martyn LeNoble as bass guitarist, both formerly of Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros.
They also had the help of Matt Serletic on keyboards.
These four musicians collaborated to cover Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" (as well as "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 1)") for the soundtrack to Robert Rodriguez's 1998 science-fiction horror film, The Faculty. Contrary to rumors and popular belief, the four musicians collaborated solely to cover the songs for the film and did not create a band or intend on releasing other new material.
The "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" video was directed by Jim Shea, and aired for the first time in January 1999.
Class of '99 is now notable for being one of Staley's final appearances in the studio prior to his death from a drug overdose in April 2002.
Single Chart Positions
|Year||Song||Modern Rock Tracks||US Mainstream Tracks||UK Singles||Album|
|1999||"Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)"||34||18||-||The Faculty: Music from the Dimension Motion Picture|
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