Happy birthday Mike Starr! (b. April 4, 1966- March 8, 2011) Alice in Chains gained attention in the Seattle area and later signed a record deal with Columbia Records. They enjoyed extensive success in the grunge rock movement of the early 90's. Starr was with the group for the "Facelift" and "Dirt" albums and the "Sap" EP. Starr parted ways just as the band was achieving its greatest commercial success while touring for "Dirt" in 1993.