The singer is present as the band kick off their European tour…

MARK LANEGAN made a surprise appearance with the Queens Of The Stone Age last night (February 14) in MILAN.

Despite the band announcing almost a year ago that Lanegan would “officially no longer be playing” with them, the former Screaming Trees man sang co-vocals on eight songs at the Transilvania Club.

The show also marked Queens Of The Stone Age’s official return to live duties. They had performed earlier this month at a secret gig in Los Angeles as The Clocks, but the Italian date was their first in a year under their own name.

The band continue their tour throughout the month, and play two shows in a night in London on March 3.