Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age Singer Dies at 57

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Mark Lanegan, singer for Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and his eponymous band has died, according to a statement on his official Twitter account.

The statement reads, "Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland. A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician he was 57 and is survived by his wife Shelley. No other information is available at this time. We ask Please respect the family privacy."

Lanegan broke into the music scene with Screaming Trees in the mid 80s. The band was part of the Northwest grunge scene along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden but the band never quite reached the level of fame as their contemporaries.

In 1990, Lanegan released the solo album The Winding Sheet, which Dave Grohl once called "one of the best albums of all-time."

In the 2000s, Lanegan joined Queens of the Stone Age and performed on the albums Rated R, Songs for the Deaf, Lullabies to Paralyze, Era Vulgaris and ...Like Clockwork.

Lanegan had an extensive solo catalogue which was critically acclaimed and featured appearances from the likes of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, PJ Harvey, Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Greg Dulli and Duff McKagan, among others.

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