Mark Lanegan (born November 25, 1964) is an American alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, Lanegan began his musical career in 1985, forming the grunge band Screaming Trees with Gary Lee Conner, Van Conner and Mark Pickerel. During his time in the band, Lanegan also started a low-key solo career and released his first solo studio album, The Winding Sheet, in 1990. Since 1990, he has released a further six studio albums and has received critical recognition and moderate commercial success.

Lanegan has also collaborated with various artists and bands throughout his career, including with Kurt Cobain of Nirvana prior to the group’s breakout success with their album, Nevermind, recording an unreleased album of songs by the blues singer, Leadbelly.[1] Following the dissolution of The Screaming Trees in 2000, he became a member of Queens of the Stone Age and is featured on three of the band’s albums—Rated R (2000), Songs for the Deaf (2002) and Lullabies to Paralyze (2005). Lanegan also formed The Gutter Twins with Greg Dulli in 2003, released three collaboration albums with former Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell, and contributed to releases by Melissa Auf der Maur, Martina Topley Bird, Creature with the Atom Brain, Bomb the Bass, Soulsavers and Mad Season.

Lanegan has a distinctive baritone voice that has been described “as scratchy as a three-day beard yet as supple and pliable as moccasin leather”[2] and compared to Tom Waits.

Review of Mark Lanegan Band's new album 'Phantom Radio

Review of Mark Lanegan Band ‘Phantom Radio’

Mark Lanegan is best known for his rugged voice and doomed lyrics. His rustic voice has a thorny croon to it that one would imagine the Grim Reaper would have if he sang. On Lanegan’s new album, he pairs his unique instrument with a set of songs that look to pair his unique instrument with sounds that range from post punk, to western, to marginalized triphop. Naturally those don’t all sit well together. While Lanegan’s work within other groups like Queens of the Stone Age, Screaming Trees, and the Gutter Twins:

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MARK LANEGAN BAND shares new track, 'Harvest Home', taken from upcoming album Phantom Radio

Mark Lanegan shares new track, ‘Harvest Home’

Mark Lanegan’s chief compositional tool on Phantom Radio was his phone – specifically an app called Funk Box. “I didn’t bother to hook up my 909 and 808 this time,” he says, “because the app had ’em. I’d write drum parts with it then add music with the synthesizer or the guitar.” The album grew organically from these synthetic roots, taking in Mark’s ongoing love of Krautrock:

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Mark Lanegan - Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011. Out January 14th on Light In The Attic Records.

Mark Lanegan Reveals “Has God Seen My Shadow”

Light In The Attic has announced the Mark Lanegan anthology that’s been years in the making and on the eager minds of many. As one of America’s great modern day vocalists and songwriters, Mark Lanegan has much in common with the timeless work of such legends as Fred Neil,

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Record Store Day 2013

Mark Lanegan + Junip On Record Store Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the day where you wake up early and eagerly scamper to unwrap your favorite new thing—VINYL! It’s like the Christmas in April for your earbuds and your record player

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