Screaming Trees Frontman Mark Lanegan Has Died At 57

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

February 22, 2022

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Mark Lanegan, the lead singer and co-founder of Screaming Trees and former member of Queens of the Stone Age, has died at 57.

Lanegan's management announced his passing Tuesday via his official Twitter account.

"Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland," the post read. "A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician he was 57 and is survived by his wife Shelley. No other information is available at this time. We ask Please respect the family privacy."

Lanegan, originally from Washington State, is credited as an architect of the grunge movement of the late-'80s and early-'90s in Seattle. Screaming Trees was founded in the mid-'80s and built a following in the later half of the decade while playing shows with contemporaries like Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.

Lanegan proved prolific throughout the '90s, releasing his first solo album in 1990 and carrying on with a string of major label releases with Screaming Trees. In the 2000s, Lanegan became a frequent collaborator with QOTSA, contributing backing vocals on Rated R and then singing and writing songs for 2002's Songs for the Deaf.

Beyond Screaming Trees, QOTSA and other collaborations, Lanegan released 11 solo albums in total and authored numerous books, including his memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep, which arrived in the spring of 2020.

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