Mark Lanegan, the gruff-voiced singer and songwriter who led Screaming Bushes to reputation all the way through the Seattle grunge explosion of the early Nineteen Nineties sooner than occurring to play as a member of Queens of the Stone Age and in duos with Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs and Belle & Sebastian’s Isobel Campbell, died Tuesday at his house in Killarney, Eire. He was once 57.
His demise was once introduced by means of a spokesman, Keith Hagan, who did not specify a explanation for demise.
Caked in guitar distortion however graced with a craving melody that Lanegan delivered in his parched croon, “Just about Misplaced You” changed into a top-five alternative-rock radio hit for Screaming Bushes in 1992. It benefited from each Nirvana’s good fortune the yr sooner than with its blockbuster “Nevermind” and from the music’s placement in Cameron Crowe’s grunge-scene romantic comedy “Singles.”
The movie’s soundtrack, which additionally featured song by means of Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Mudhoney, bought 2 million copies and helped force grunge’s mainstream leap forward.
But by means of that time Lanegan had already been enjoying with Screaming Bushes for just about a decade; the band launched 1991’s “Uncle Anesthesia,” its first album for a significant label, months sooner than “Nevermind” got here out in September 1991.
Lanegan started freeing solo information in 1990; his first, “The Winding Sheet,” featured appearances by means of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic. In 2000 he sang on “Rated R” by means of Queens of the Stone Age, whose Joshua Homme had toured as a guitarist with Screaming Bushes.