Nobody ever set out to be a grunge icon — at least nobody who actually became one.
Within minutes the veneer of 'interview' was gone, and we were simply having a chat.
Mark Lanegan, onetime singer of Seattle grunge band Screaming Trees, has made a venerable solo career out of delivering varying (and invariably dark) approaches to the blues.
Mark Lanegan is one of the few '90s alt-rockers who can boast that pre-‘Nevermind’ Nirvana guested on his solo debut (the nearly lost gem ‘The Winding Sheet'). He also also inspired Kurt Cobain to cover his version of Ledbelly’s ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’ for Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged in New York,’ released months after Cobain's suicide.
Mark Lanegan is a man of many faces.
In the years since he fronted grunge forefathers the Screaming Trees -- who put out seven albums and scored a surprise hit with 1992’s ‘Nearly Lost You’ -- Lanegan has reinvented himself so many times it’s practically impossible to remember he was once an adopted Seattleite.
Two seemingly opposite musical titans, electronica mastermind Moby and gruff-throated rocker Mark Lanegan, have teamed up for the new song 'The Lonely Night.' Both are veteran musicians -- Moby the DJ behind 1999's diamond-certified 'Play,' Lanegan a former Screaming Trees/Gutter Twins member and serial collaborator whose list of credits includes the Twilight Singers and Mad Season -- and each brings his distinct sound on the slow-burning electronica ballad, which will be released Saturday as a Record Store Day 7-inch single, with the flip side featuring a remix from Phoenix.