“If he sang about pain, you believed it and if he sang about love, you believed it,” Grohl told The Independent about the late singer.
“If you know anything about his story, or have read any of his books, you’ll understand why he sang what he did and why he sang it the way that he did. There was nobody like him. In Seattle he was much loved,” Grohl added.
He also reflected on how he met Lanegan 30 years ago, which you can read about here.
Lanegan, the former Screaming Trees frontman and soloist in his own name, died at the age of 57 on Tuesday (February 22) at his home in Killarney, Ireland. Tributes have been paid by Manic Street Preachers, New Order‘s Peter Hook and many others.
The singer appeared on a number of early Queens Of The Stone Age albums including ‘Rated R’ (2000) and ‘Songs For The Deaf’ (2002). Grohl, too, is an occasional member of the band that has a revolving roster of members and collaborators.
Lanegan’s 2020 memoir Sing Backwards And Weep documented his long battle with addiction as well as his music career. He also released another memoir last year called Devil In A Coma which was inspired by his near-death experience from COVID.
It’s not yet been revealed what Lanegan’s cause of death was.