Mark Lanegan Biography

Mark William Lanegan (born November 25, 1964) is an American alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, Lanegan began his musical career in 1984, forming the grunge band Screaming Trees with Gary Lee Conner, Van Conner and Mark Pickerel. During his time in the band, Lanegan also started a low-key solo career and released his first solo studio album, The Winding Sheet, in 1990. Since 1990, he has released a further six studio albums and has received critical recognition and moderate commercial success.

Lanegan has also collaborated with various artists and bands throughout his career, including with Kurt Cobain of Nirvana prior to the group's breakout success with their album, Nevermind, recording an unreleased album of songs by the blues singer, Lead Belly. Lanegan also performed with Layne Staley in the side band, Mad Season. It was intended that Lanegan was to take over vocals in Mad Season full-time after Staley declined to make a second album. Following the dissolution of The Screaming Trees in 2000, he became a member of Queens of the Stone Age and is featured on four of the band's albums--Rated R (2000), Songs for the Deaf (2002), Lullabies to Paralyze (2005) and ...Like Clockwork (2013). Lanegan also formed The Gutter Twins with Greg Dulli in 2003, released three collaboration albums with former Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell, and contributed to releases by Melissa Auf der Maur, Martina Topley Bird, Creature with the Atom Brain, Moby, Bomb the Bass, Soulsavers and Mad Season.

Lanegan has a distinctive baritone voice that has been described "as scratchy as a three-day beard yet as supple and pliable as moccasin leather" and compared to Tom Waits.

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Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell stream new album online early – audio

Listen to 'Hawk' exclusively on NME.COM now before its release

  • Aug 11, 2010

Mark Lanegan announces solo European tour and ticket details

Former Screaming Trees man to re-visit solo back catalogue

  • Mar 8, 2010

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan's new album gets US release

American version features five bonus tracks

  • Sep 12, 2008

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan for London chapel show

Duo set for December gig in the capital

  • Sep 12, 2008

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan announce UK tour

The acclaimed duo head over in the summer

  • Mar 10, 2008

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Mark Lanegan Reviews

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Mark Lanegan Band : Bubblegum

Anguished but ultimately life-affirming...

  • Dec 9, 2004

Lanegan, Mark/Masters Of Reality : London Charing Cross Road Astoria

Rock's most fearless family couldn't have wished for a better recruit...

  • Dec 11, 2001

Lanegan, Mark : Field Songs

Ex-Screaming Trees man opens his heart

  • Jun 11, 2001

I'll Take Care Of You

[a]Mark Lanegan[/a], tobacco-chewing loose cannon frontman of [a]Screaming Trees[/a], is a bad man....

  • Sep 27, 1999

London WC2 Astoria

Not so much a rock show, as a reminder of the bottomless pit that awaits...

  • Sep 28, 1998

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