Mark Lanegan, the lead singer of the Screaming Trees and an icon of Seattle music in the ‘90s, died on Tuesday in Killarney, Ireland, at 57. No cause of death was specified in the statement posted to Lanegan’s official Twitter account Tuesday.
Lanegan and the Screaming Trees released a dozen albums from the mid-’80s to 2000, and though the band didn’t reach the commercial success of peers like Nirvana, they were one of the most influential and respected Northwest bands of the era. Their biggest hit was the song “Nearly Lost You,” which was on the soundtrack to “Singles” and earned them their only platinum record.
As a singer, and a person, Lanegan himself was unforgettable. Covered in tattoos and sunglasses, and with long hair, he was hard to ignore. His voice was…
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