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Mark Lanegan

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Mark William Lanegan (November 25, 1964 – February 22, 2022) was an American singer and songwriter. First becoming prominent as the lead singer for the early grunge band Screaming Trees, he was also known as a member of Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins. He released 12 solo studio albums, as well as three collaboration albums with Isobel Campbell and two with Duke Garwood. Lanegan was known for his baritone voice, which was described as being "as scratchy as a three-day beard yet as supple and pliable as moccasin leather and has been compared to Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave."Lanegan began his musical career in 1984 as the frontman of the alternative band Screaming Trees, with whom he released seven studio albums and five EPs before their disbandment in 2000. During his time with the band, he also started a solo career and released his first solo studio album, The Winding Sheet, in 1990. He subsequently released a further ten solo albums, which received critical recognition but only moderate commercial success. Following the end of Screaming Trees, he became a frequent collaborator of Queens of the Stone Age, and was a fulltime member between 2001 and 2005 during the Songs for the Deaf and Lullabies to Paralyze eras.

Lanegan collaborated with various artists throughout his career. In the 1990s, he recorded an unreleased album of Lead Belly covers with Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, and joined Layne Staley of Alice in Chains and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam in the band Mad Season. He formed the alternative rock group The Gutter Twins with Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs in 2003. Between 2004 and 2011, he released three critically acclaimed albums of duets with Scottish singer Isobel Campbell of Belle and Sebastian. He has also contributed to releases by Moby, Bomb the Bass, Soulsavers, Tinariwen, The Twilight Singers, Manic Street Preachers, and Unkle, among others.

Lanegan struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism throughout his life, but sustained sobriety for over a decade up until his death. Encouraged by his friend Anthony Bourdain, Lanegan released his first of two memoirs Sing Backwards and Weep in 2020, followed by Devil in a Coma, about his near-death experience with COVID-19, the following year. He died in 2022 at the age of 57.

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June 1, 2022

Primal Scream play ‘Deep Hit Of Morning Sun’ to honour Mark Lanegan

Lanegan had previously covered the 2002 track with The Twilight Singers The post Primal Scream play ‘Deep Hit Of Morning Sun’ to honour Mark Lanegan appeared first on NME.

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May 13, 2022

Watch Mark Lanegan’s final video with side project Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe

It was filmed after Lanegan's near-death experience from COVID-19 The post Watch Mark Lanegan’s final video with side project Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe appeared first on NME.

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May 13, 2022

Mark Lanegan’s ‘Final Filmed Footage’ Released in Side Project’s New Video

Dark Mark and Skeleton Joe's "Hiraeth" filmed in Killarney, Ireland following Lanegan's coma and Covid battle

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May 3, 2022

The Afghan Whigs Announce New Album and Tour, Share New Song: Listen

How Do You Burn? features the late Mark Lanegan, who was also responsible for coming up with the album’s title

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April 4, 2022

Sondheim Medley and Taylor Hawkins Montage Lead 2022 Grammys In Memoriam Tribute: Watch

The performance also honored DMX, Meat Loaf, Ronnie Spector, Mark Lanegan, Young Dolph, Betty Davis, and more

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April 1, 2022

Watch Manic Street Preachers cover Madonna as they kick off BBC 6 Music Festival

The Manics treated their fans to live debuts and classics, and paid tribute to the late Mark Lanegan, at the intimate Cardiff show The post Watch Manic Street Preachers cover Madonna as they kick off BBC 6 Music Festival appeared first on NME.

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March 7, 2022

Confessions of a Grunge God: Hear Mark Lanegan on Addiction, Losing Kurt Cobain, and More

"When a drug addict loses a friend, they just do more drugs," the late Mark Lanegan says on the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now

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March 4, 2022

Screaming Trees drummer regrets throwing beer can at Mark Lanegan

"I think we actually became brothers in that moment because we understood certain things about each other" The post Screaming Trees drummer regrets throwing beer can at Mark Lanegan appeared first on NME.

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February 27, 2022

Courtney Love remembers Mark Lanegan: “Safe travels Lanegan”

Love paid tribute to Lanegan on social media The post Courtney Love remembers Mark Lanegan: “Safe travels Lanegan” appeared first on NME.

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February 25, 2022

Nick Cave Says Mark Lanegan’s ‘Voice Tears Right Through You’ in Moving Tribute

Bad Seeds leader pays tribute to late Screaming Trees frontman in Red Hand Files newsletter, calls Lanegan's "Brompton Oratory" his "favorite ever Nick Cave cover"

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February 25, 2022

Nick Cave pays moving tribute to “beautiful soul” Mark Lanegan

"A true singer, a superb writer and beautiful soul, loved by all" The post Nick Cave pays moving tribute to “beautiful soul” Mark Lanegan appeared first on NME.

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February 24, 2022

Dave Grohl pays tribute to Mark Lanegan: “If he sang about pain, you believed it”

Foos frontman says "there was nobody like" Lanegan The post Dave Grohl pays tribute to Mark Lanegan: “If he sang about pain, you believed it” appeared first on NME.

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February 23, 2022

Eddie Vedder pays moving tribute to Mark Lanegan at Seattle concert: “We will always have his voice to listen to”

The grunge icon passed away yesterday morning The post Eddie Vedder pays moving tribute to Mark Lanegan at Seattle concert: “We will always have his voice to listen to” appeared first on NME.

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February 23, 2022

Remembering Mark Lanegan With 8 Essential Tracks

The Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age singer, who passed away yesterday at age 57, was known for his corroded growl and collaborative spirit.

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February 23, 2022

Eddie Vedder Honors ‘One of a Kind Singer’ Mark Lanegan at Seattle Concert

The Screaming Trees frontman died Feb. 22 at the age of 57

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February 22, 2022

Hear Mark Lanegan Duet With Kurt Cobain on ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’

They cut this Lead Belly cover three years before the legendary acoustic rendition from Nirvana's Unplugged special

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February 22, 2022

Mark Lanegan, Grunge Pioneer and Screaming Trees Singer, Dead at 57

Musician also played with Queens of the Stone Age, released 11 solo albums, and authored numerous books

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February 22, 2022

Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age Singer, Dies at 57

The musician, who collaborated with Kurt Cobain, Moby, Neko Case, Isobel Campbell, the Armed, and more, died at his home in Ireland this morning

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February 22, 2022

Grunge icon Mark Lanegan has died, aged 57

"A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician" The post Grunge icon Mark Lanegan has died, aged 57 appeared first on NME.

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January 5, 2022

Andrew Weatherall’s Heavenly Recordings remixes compiled for new album

Featuring Mark Lanegan Band, Saint Etienne, Gwenno and more The post Andrew Weatherall’s Heavenly Recordings remixes compiled for new album appeared first on NME.

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November 3, 2021

Mark Lanegan details COVID-19 battle in new memoir

The grunge icon went completely deaf from the virus and was "slipping in and out of a coma" The post Mark Lanegan details COVID-19 battle in new memoir appeared first on NME.

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October 31, 2021

Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe Drop Halloween Treat With ‘Living Dead’ Video

Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan also appears in spooky first visual for Mark Lanegan and the Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone's sinister dance project

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August 28, 2021

Mark Lanegan and Joe Cardamone detail self-titled Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe album

The duo also shared the album’s lead single, ‘No Justice’ The post Mark Lanegan and Joe Cardamone detail self-titled Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe album appeared first on NME.

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August 20, 2021

Manics look back on infamous US tour with Oasis and Screaming Trees

The tour saw a feud erupt between Liam Gallagher and Mark Lanegan The post Manics look back on infamous US tour with Oasis and Screaming Trees appeared first on NME.

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May 28, 2021

Moby Returns With Orchestral Redux LP ‘Reprise’ Featuring Kris Kristofferson, Mark Lanegan & More: Listen

Featuring assists from Gregory Porter, Kris Kristofferson, Alice Skye, Mark Lanegan and others, "Reprise" is released on the venerated classical label Deutsche Grammophon.

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April 8, 2021

13th Floor Elevators Frontman Roky Erickson to Receive Tribute Album

Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy, Margo Price, Neko Case, Gary Clark Jr. Mark Lanegan, Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe, and more contributed to May the Circle Remain Unbroken

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Discs

The Lonely Night (Reprise Version)

April 16, 2021

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Idea of Love

April 9, 2021

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Another Knock At The Door (IYEARA Remixes)

August 21, 2020

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She Loved You (IYEARA Remix)

August 5, 2020

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Playing Nero (IYEARA Remix)

July 8, 2020

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Straight Songs Of Sorrow

May 8, 2020

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Stockholm City Blues

April 22, 2020

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Bleed All Over

March 23, 2020

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Skeleton Key

February 19, 2020

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Somebody's Knocking

October 18, 2019

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Night Flight to Kabul

August 26, 2019

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Letter Never Sent

July 22, 2019

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Playing Nero

June 3, 2019

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Stitch It Up

April 23, 2019

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With Animals

August 24, 2018

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Scarlett

July 23, 2018

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Save Me

May 21, 2018

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Still Life With Roses (Gargoyle Remixes)

September 29, 2017

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Nocturne (Adrian Sherwood Remix)

July 5, 2017

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Beehive (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

May 5, 2017

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Gargoyle

April 28, 2017

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Beehive

March 6, 2017

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Nocturne

February 7, 2017

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Bloodline

May 18, 2016

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Houston Publishing Demos 2002

August 21, 2015

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Phantom Radio

October 15, 2014

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Phantom Radio + No Bells On Sunday EP

October 14, 2014

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Black Pudding

January 1, 2013

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Imitations

January 1, 2013

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Light In The Attic 10 Year Anniversary: Karen Dalton "Same Old Man"

October 30, 2012

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Blues Funeral

February 6, 2012

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The Gravedigger's Song

December 5, 2011

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Hawk

August 16, 2010

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Come Undone

January 1, 2010

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Sunday at Devil Dirt

May 13, 2008

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Ballad of the Broken Seas

March 7, 2006

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Bubblegum

August 2, 2004

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Sideways in Reverse

July 12, 2004

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Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras and Oddities)

December 1, 2003

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I'll Take Care of You

September 21, 1999

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Field Songs

January 1, 1999

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Scraps at Midnight

July 21, 1998

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Whiskey For The Holy Ghost

January 18, 1994

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The Winding Sheet

May 1, 1990

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