Mark Lanegan, the singer of Screaming Timber who additionally had a embellished profession as a solo artist, has died on the age of 57. No reason behind dying has been revealed.
“Our beloved good friend Mark Lanegan handed away this morning at his residence in Killarney, Eire. A beloved singer, songwriter, creator and musician he was 57 and is survived by his spouse Shelley. No different info is on the market at the moment. The household asks everybody to respect their privateness at the moment,” a press release obtained by SPIN learn. The identical assertion was later posted on Lanegan’s Twitter account.
Born on November 25, 1964 in Ellensburg, Washington, Lanegan would kind the Screaming Timber in 1984 with guitarist Lee Conner, bass participant Van Conner and drummer Mark Pickerel. Although they have been lumped in with the grunge motion, the group’s mix of laborious rock and psych, which was powered by Lanegan’s booming vocals, stood out. Initially signed to influential punk label SST, the Timber would signal a cope with Epic within the early ’90s. The Screaming Timber would breakthrough on the energy of “Almost Misplaced You,” which featured on the Singles soundtrack in 1992.
Whereas within the Timber, Lanegan kicked off his solo profession with The Winding Sheet in 1990. Launched by Sub Pop and that includes appearances by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, it was the primary of 11 solo studio albums he’d launch. The Winding Sheet would characteristic Lanegan’s cowl of Leadbelly’s “The place Did You Sleep Tonight,” which Nirvana would famously cowl on MTV Unplugged.
After the Screaming Timber broke up in 2000, Lanegan would go on to have success as a solo artist and have in bands like Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins, his collaboration with Greg Dulli. He additionally teamed with Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell on three collaboration albums.
In 2020, Lanegan printed his harrowing memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep. The guide detailed his battle with substance abuse, his time with the Timber and his friendships with artists on the time, together with Cobain and Courtney Love. We spoke with him twice in 2020 about his 12 months, with two totally different vibes captured throughout that point.
Extra lately, the singer shared the impetus behind his newest challenge with Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone. Lanegan shared with us his causes for shifting to Eire, and eerily, instructed the next to our Tom Lanham this about dying:
And if we’re fortunate, we’ll each croak earlier than the massive finish. However this is the reason I lastly mentioned, “Fuck it. I’ve to go away!” And I actually didn’t care the place I went.