Screaming Trees, Queens Of The Stone Age Singer Mark Lanegan Dead At 57

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Mark Lanegan, the lead singer for the early grunge band Screaming Trees, passed away on Tuesday, February 22. The cause of death was not revealed.

“Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland,” reads a statement on his Twitter account. “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. The family asks everyone to respect their privacy at this time.”

Lanegan was also popular as a member of Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins. He released twelve solo studio albums, as well as three collaboration albums with Isobel Campbell and two with Duke Garwood.

Lanegan began his musical career in 1984 as the frontman of the 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.

Following the end of Screaming Trees, he became a frequent collaborator with Queens of the Stone Age and was a fulltime member between 2001 and 2005.

(Photo: Steven Friederich)

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