Grunge Pioneer & Screaming Trees Vocalist Mark Lanegan Passes Away

23 February 2022 | 11:59 am | Staff Writer

“A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician."

Rock icon Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees vocalist and former Queens Of The Stone Age member, has passed away, aged 57.

A statement on the musician’s official Twitter revealed that Lanegan passed away overnight at his home in Ireland,

“A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician he was 57 and is survived by his wife Shelley,” the statement reads.

“No other information is available at this time. We ask Please respect the family privacy.”

Lanegan co-founded Screaming Trees in the mid-‘80s, a band that cut their teeth alongside the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and more; their 1991 album Uncle Anesthesia was co-produced by Chris Cornell before Queens Of The Stone Age’s Joshua Homme joined the band as a touring member in the mid-‘90s.

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The first of 12 solo studio albums from Lanegan, 1990 Sub Pop release The Winding Sheet featured Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, while follow-up records saw him collaborate with Homme, J Mascis, Duff McKagan, PJ Harvey and stacks more.

Lanegan also became a member of Queens Of The Stone Age in 2000, first appearing on R Rated and working with the band until 2013’s Like Clockwork.

In 2008, Lanegan and longtime collaborator Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs, The Twilight Singers) released an album, Saturnalia, under the name The Gutter Twins.

Lanegan’s final solo album, Straight Songs Of Sorrow, was released in 2022 and featured fiddle from Warren Ellis across its tracks.

Other notable collaborations across his career include projects with Moby, Neko Case and Isobel Campbell.

Mark William Lanegan passed away today, 2.22.2022, at his home in Killarney, Ireland. He was our true brother and we all...

Posted by Screaming Trees on Tuesday, February 22, 2022