Lanegan died yesterday (February 22) at the age of 57. He began his musical career with the Seattle-based band The Screaming Trees, before releasing a series of solo albums, beginning in the 1990s. Winding panels. Lanegan also played with Queens of the Stone Age and released several popular collaborations with Scottish singer Isobel Campbell.
Talking to The Independent, Grohl – also an occasional member of Queens of the Stone Age – praised the late musician’s talent. “It’s very pure and very real,” says Grohl. “If he sings about pain, you believe it, and if he sings about love, you believe it.”
“If you know anything about his story, or have read any of his books, you will understand why he sang what he did and why he sang it the way he did. he did. There’s no one like him. In Seattle, he is much loved,” said Grohl, who is also a member of Nirvana.
Lanegan’s 2020 Memoir, Sing back and cry, chronicles his long battle with addiction as well as his musical career. Lanegan released another memoir in 2021, titled Devil in a Coma and inspired by his near-death experience from Covid-19.
Grohl continued to tell The Independent how he first met Lanegan over 30 years ago. “When I first joined Nirvana, I lived with Kurt [Cobain] in our little apartment – one weekend he said, ‘Hey, I’m going to Seattle this weekend and hang out with a friend, do you want to come?’
“We went to stay with his friend Dylan and we went to see a show. I passed out on the couch and woke up in the morning, opened my eyes, and Mark Lanegan was sitting in the chair across from me. His first words to me were, ‘Who are you?’
He continued: “I just discovered his first solo album, it’s a masterpiece af***ing. It’s one of my most influential records. I don’t necessarily know him as the singer of Screaming Trees, I just know him as he is. It is heartbreaking.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/dave-grohl-mark-lanegan-death-tribute-b2021815.html Dave Grohl pays tribute to Mark Lanegan