Mark Lanegan (born November 25, 1964 in Ellensburg, Washington) is a singer and songwriter. He has had a noteworthy career as a solo artist, but is best known for his tenure as the lead singer of Screaming Trees, a band that was part of the Seattle grunge phenomenon of the 1990s.
Screaming Trees put out their first album, Clairvoyance in 1986 and recorded 9 albums and EPs of original material between 1986 and 1996. The band was among the pioneers of Seattle's grunge music phenomenon, but never achieved the success or notoriety of other Seattle grunge acts such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Lanegan's solo career began while he was still working with Screaming Trees, but has continued beyond the band's dissolution in 2000.
In 1990, Lanegan released his first solo album, The Winding Sheet, on the legendary label Sub Pop, which also hosted Nirvana and many others. Nirvana's frontman Kurt Cobain was a notable guest artist on this album, appearing on the tracks "Down in the Dark" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" as a backing vocalist and guitar player, respectively. Nirvana's bass player Krist Novoselic played bass on the latter trac...
|Born||November 25, 1964|
|Genre||Grunge, Rock, Alternative rock, Blues|
|Years active||1985 - Present|
|Associated acts|| Screaming Trees|
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