Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees has died, tributes pouring in

Singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan died this morning at his home in Ireland. Lanegan, lead singer of the Screaming Trees during the grunge era and a longtime solo recording artist and collaborator, was 57.

No additional information is available at this time, according to a statement published on his official social media accounts. 

Lanegan formed the Screaming Trees in 1984, and the band went on to be a key part of the Seattle grunge scene that also included Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Mudhoney. By the time the Screaming Trees split up in 2000, Lanegan had already started recording under his own name, beginning with 1990’s The Winding Sheet. Throughout his career he released 11 solo albums, with his deep, rich voice taking center stage. 

He also collaborated with many artists across the rock and roll spectrum, including recording as a duo with Belle and Sebastian’s Isobel Campbell, with Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli under the name Gutter Twins, and recording and performing frequently with Queens of the Stone Age. 

Lanegan and Queens bandleader Josh Homme even cowrote the theme song for the late Anthony Bourdain’s show Parts Unknown


In late 2021, Lanegan released a memoir, Devil in a Coma. His UK publisher, White Rabbit Books, released a statement today. 

Tributes from friends and fellow musicians have been pouring in on social media. 








More information to come as the story develops.