Week 8/52 :-)
Another week, another sad news.
As if the news about last week’s focus invasion by its neighbour, Mark Lanegan, one of the prominent figures of the grunge scene, left us this week (after a very long Covid).
He was the lead singer of the Screaming Trees, pioneers of Grunge music (along with bands like the Melvins, Mudhoney) who paved the way for the success of the Grunge mastodons that we know (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and co):-)
Once the Screaming Trees split up, Mark embarked on a solo career. He also started many collaborations (he was very prolific), among the most known, Queens of the Stone Age (cf newsletter 6) and Isobel Campbell.
The Guardian published a very touching column about him.
I discovered him on stage with the Queens of the Stone Age in 2003 and then tried to see him as much as possible since then.
TL:DR; Here are my 6 (I could not decide on 5) favourite tracks of Mark Lanegan or from bands he collaborated with :-)