Members of the music world have flocked to social media to pay their respects to the late Mark Lanegan, who passed away at the age of 57 earlier today (February 22).
Iggy Pop, Duff McKagan and Lanegan’s Screaming Trees bandmate Mark Pickerel led tributes for the Queens of the Stone Age icon, the latter of whom wrote, “May you truly Rest in Peace Big Brother. I hope the angels are taking good care of you today.”
Guitarist Jim McCulloch – who played guitar on Lanegan’s collaborative albums iwth Isobel Campbell between 2006 and 2010 – also shared a poignant memory of his friend, writing, “When you are asked to write a song for someone as mercurial as Mark Lanegan there’s a certain worry that it’s going to blow up in your face.
“The man was a true artist,” he continued. “Gracious and uncompromising in equal measure. I will miss him.”
Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook posted, “Mark Lanegan was a lovely man. He led a wild life that some of us could only dream of. He leaves us with fantastic words and music! Thank god that through all of that he will live forever.”
Others who have saluted Lanegan include The Velvet Underground’s John Cale – who wrote, “Mark Lanegan will always be etched in my heart” – while longtime collaborators Greg Dulli and Alain Johannes, who simply shared photographs of the two together.
Further tributes from Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin, J Mascis, Matt Cameron, Lamb of God's Mark Morton, Todd Kerns, Sleaford Mods, Brent Smith, Nadine Shah, Laura Jane Grace, Moby and many more can be found below.
pic.twitter.com/82rmY5l3oJFebruary 22, 2022
https://t.co/klTLpKkfqr when you are asked to write a song for someone as mercurial as Mark Lanegan there’s a certain worry that it’s going to blow up in your face. The man was a true artist. Gracious and uncompromising in equal measure x I will miss him.February 23, 2022
MESSAGE FROM IGGY:Mark Lanegan, RIP, deepest respect for you. Your fan, Iggy PopFebruary 22, 2022
I can't process this. Mark Lanegan will always be etched in my heart - as he surely touched so many with his genuine self, no matter the cost, true to the end. xx jc pic.twitter.com/VDL176nbJuFebruary 22, 2022
I hope the angels are taking good care of you today @marklanegan https://t.co/rXhAJJFDUNFebruary 22, 2022
My brother, my mentor, my pen pal, my great friend. I can’t believe you’re gone my friend. I love you Mark Lanegan. And I thank him for everything, for our friendship and the inspiration. I loved him so much. He was the greatest. The very best of us xxFebruary 22, 2022
Bye Mark I’ll miss youThis is truly sadThat voice soothed us all pic.twitter.com/tF1Se9HoK3February 23, 2022
I am so profoundly grateful to have had the chance to make music & become friends with Mark Lanegan. Few artists ever achieve the level of honesty & authenticity that he did.He was absolutely brilliant.Godspeed my friend. 🖤February 22, 2022
Mark Lanegan was a lovely man. He led a wild life that some of us could only dream of. He leaves us with fantastic words and music! Thank god that through all of that he will live forever. RIP Mark. Sleep well. Love Hooky. X pic.twitter.com/Xnx76y68YCFebruary 22, 2022
RIP Mark LaneganForever In Our HeartsNovember 25, 1964 – February 22, 2022 pic.twitter.com/oO7AJCqj4dFebruary 23, 2022
Devastating news. What a talent. Will be listening to Bubblegum for the rest of the day https://t.co/ySPCyY0GghFebruary 22, 2022
Rest In Peace, old friend. Truly. More and more the best are no longer with us. @marklanegan pic.twitter.com/KPyPC17xadFebruary 22, 2022
So very sad to hear of the passing of Mark Lanegan. #marklanegan #ripmarklanegan @marklanegan pic.twitter.com/MhcatyiyugFebruary 22, 2022
Fuck. Mark Lanegan now?February 22, 2022
Hearing about Mark Lanegan passing away has properly stopped me in my tracks. I’m absolutely gutted. Met him on a couple of occasions and I was nervous because I loved him so much. He was a perfect gentleman, really kind. One of THE great singers of the last 30 years. So sad 💔February 22, 2022
Terribly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Lanegan. A very gifted artist blessed with honey dipped tones, gone far too soon.February 22, 2022
Rest in peace Mark LaneganFebruary 22, 2022
Mark Lanegan rest easy mate. A real singer. ❤️February 22, 2022
Oh no. Terrible news that Mark Lanegan has left us. Safe travels man - you’ll be missed 💔February 22, 2022
I love you. Rest In Peace Mark Lanegan, my brother. No words. Heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/nQblLQNjnAFebruary 22, 2022
Mark Lanegan 1964-2022"That voice. Starless and Bible-black, Pure soul dredged from deep, deep down at the molten core of it all. Once heard, never shaken; a sound that signifies a life lived fully.”Forever Heavenly xPhoto: @driftingcamera, 2015Words: @robinturner, 2020 pic.twitter.com/A6g3qDKCqXFebruary 22, 2022