News - February 23, 2022

Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan dies, aged 57
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Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan dies, aged 57

A statement posted to Lanegan’s social media profiles delivered the news on on Tuesday evening: 

 

A co-founder of Screaming Trees in the 1980s, whose sound proved highly influential on grunge bands such as Nirvana and Soundgarden, Lanegan recorded eight albums with the band before their, but also went on to enjoy a successful and varied solo career, releasing several albums under his own name as well as working with many other bands and artists.

Lanegan’s solo debut included contributions from Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, while his other collaborations include working on albums by PJ Harvey and Moby, as well as recording three albums with Scottish singer-songwriter Isobel Campbell, including the Mercury Prize-nominated 2006 album Ballad of the Broken Seas.

During the early 2000s Lanegan also joined the line-up of Queens of the Stone Age, helping the band to craft their Grammy-nominated album Songs for the Deaf alongside Josh Homme and Dave Grohl. Later he formed another band with Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli, The Gutter Twins, releasing an album together in 2008.

Lanegan’s death caused shock throughout the music industry, in which he had become well known as a supportive figure in the careers of many artists- something reflected in the many tributes which have poured onto social media in the hours since the news arrived on Tuesday, some of which you can find below…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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