15 times Mark Lanegan conjured dark magic with alternative music's greatest guitarists

Mark Lanegan and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performing at the 2002 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
(Image credit: L. Cohen/WireImage)

Even in a city of era-defining voices, Mark Lanegan was a singular talent. In many ways, the Screaming Trees frontman was the closest thing ’90s Seattle had to an old-soul bluesman: his gravelly baritone could rattle windows, but it was accompanied by a vulnerability that bared his soul with every rasp.

Accordingly, the singer was perpetually in demand – charting back to his days in Screaming Trees and well into what would become his final years, Lanegan was one of the most prolific collaborators in rock. While he would often write and occasionally record on guitar, he was always keen to broaden his horizons by working with a series of trusted players, local pals and occasional A-list stars.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.