Mark Lanegan

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Mark Lanegan
Lanegan performing at Bumbershoot in Seattle in 2009
Lanegan performing at Bumbershoot in Seattle in 2009
Background information
Birth nameMark William Lanegan
Also known asDark Mark
Born(1964-11-25)November 25, 1964
Ellensburg, Washington, U.S.
OriginSeattle, Washington, U.S.
DiedFebruary 22, 2022(2022-02-22) (aged 57)
Killarney, Ireland
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active1984–2022

Mark William Lanegan (November 25, 1964 – February 22, 2022) was an American singer-songwriter, author, and musician. He became known as the lead singer for early grunge band Screaming Trees. He was also known as a member of Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins. He released eleven solo studio albums. Lanegan was known for his baritone voice.[4]

Lanegan wrote about his alcoholism and heroin addiction during his early years in 2020.[5] He was sober for almost ten years.[6]

In March 2021, Lanegan was hospitalised with COVID-19 and almost died while in multiple comas.[7]

Lanegan died at his home in Killarney, Ireland, on the morning of February 22, 2022, at the age of 57.[8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dolan, Jon (October 23, 2014). "Phantom Radio". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 6, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  2. Pearson, Rick (August 5, 2015). "Mark Lanegan, Electric Ballroom, review: Magic in grunge rocker's misery". London Evening Standard. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  3. Melis, Matt (October 24, 2014). "Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  4. Matthew Murphy (August 29, 2004). "Mark Lanegan: Bubblegum | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  5. "How Mark Lanegan Outlived Cobain, Bourdain, and His Other Friends". Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  6. Grow, Kory (April 23, 2020). "Mark Lanegan on Why Kurt Cobain's Death Still Haunts Him, How Courtney Love Saved His Life". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  7. Lanegan, Mark (December 20, 2021). "'This thing was trying to dismantle me': Mark Lanegan on nearly dying of Covid". the Guardian. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  8. "Grunge icon Mark Lanegan has died, aged 57". NME. February 22, 2022.
  9. Grow, Kory (February 22, 2022). "Mark Lanegan, Grunge Pioneer and Screaming Trees Singer, Dead at 57". Rolling Stone.