Mark Lanegan, the co-founding singer of seminal grunge band Screaming Bushes, has died at age 57. The information was confirmed in a press assertion and the musician’s social media.
No reason behind loss of life has been introduced.
“Our beloved good friend Mark Lanegan handed away this morning at his residence in Killarney, Eire,” the assertion reads. “A beloved singer, songwriter, creator and musician, he was 57 and is survived by his spouse Shelley. No different data is on the market right now. The household asks everybody to respect their privateness right now.”
Screaming Bushes fashioned in 1985, with Lanegan becoming a member of guitarist Gary Lee Conner, bassist Van Conner and drummer Mark Pickerel in Ellensburg, Wash., a small city positioned slightly greater than 100 miles from Seattle — the long run residence of the grunge motion that bloomed within the ’90s with Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.
Whereas by no means as commercially standard as these teams, Screaming Bushes have been massively influential, melding psych-rock, exhausting rock and even hints of people throughout their eight studio albums (together with 2011’s Final Phrases: The Remaining Recordings). Lanegan’s surging, shadowy voice grew to become the band’s signature on traditional LPs like 1992’s Candy Oblivion and 1996’s Nightfall.
After — and even earlier than — the band’s breakup in 2000, Lanegan remained energetic on his personal and in different bands. He launched 12 solo albums, from 1990’s The Winding Sheet by 2020’s Straight Songs of Sorrow. His different notable initiatives embrace the Gutter Twins, a collaboration with the Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli, and contributing occasional vocals to Queens of the Stone Age.
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