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Mark Lanegan

Singer/musician Mark Lanegan was born in Ellensburg, WA on November 25, 1964.  Lanegan is known primarily for his role as lead singer for Seattle-based Screaming Trees, a band that became popular during the early 1990s.

In 1986, Screaming Trees released their first album Clairvoyance.  Lanegan was joined by brothers Van and Gary Lee Conner and drummer Mark Pickerell.  Together this lineup released Even if And Especially When (1987), Invisible Lantern (1988), Buzz Factory (1989), and Uncle Anesthesia (1991).  Barrett Martin replaced Pickerell on drums prior to the release of Sweet Oblivion in 1992.  The band took time away from each other after the Dust tour and briefly re-formed with Josh Homme joining the band on rhythm guitar.  They played their final show at the Experience Music Project.

Lanegan began a solo career while still in Screaming Trees, releasing The Winding Sheet in 1990, featuring a cameo from his friend Kurt Cobain.  He followed that up with 1994's Whiskey For the Holy Ghost.  In 1998, he released Scraps at Midnight and in 1999 released an album of covers I'll Take Care of You.  In 2001, he released Field Songs and in 2004, Bubblegum.  In addition to his solo albums, Lanegan recorded with supergroup Mad Season, Queens of the Stone Age, and also recorded two duet albums with Isobel Campbell, The Ballad Of The Broken Seas and Sunday At Devil Dirt.  In 2008, he recorded Saturnalia with Greg Dulli under the moniker The Gutter Twins.

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