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RIP Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan
Mark Lanegan at Shepherds Bush Empire 2012

My love for Mark Lanegan began back around 1992, one night in the Coventry University Student Union, when I heard "Nearly Lost You" for the first time. You couldn't help but be drawn in by that voice.

Through Screaming Trees, Gutter Twins, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulsavers, his trio of albums with Isobel Campbell, and his solo work, he has been a constant soundtrack to my life.

Of course there's that voice, but he also brought an emotion, dignity, and heart to everything he did. One of the great musicians of the last 30 years.

RIP Mark x