The rock and roll community is heartbroken after learning that Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees frontman and one-time member for Queens of the Stone Age passed away this past week at the age of 57. This 90s icon revealed a supergroup with Dave Grohl.
In a statement that was shared on The Independent, beloved Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently commented on the death of his fellow 90’s rock brethren His comments were as follows.
“It was so pure and so real. If he sang about pain, you believed it and if he sang about love, you believed it. If you know anything about his story or have read any of his books, you’ll understand why he sang what he did and why he sang it the way that he did. There was nobody like him. In Seattle, he was much loved.”
During the same piece that was penned for the Independent, Grohl also told a tale about the first words that Lanegan stated to him upon first meeting the Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer.
“When I first joined Nirvana, I was living with Kurt [Cobain] in our tiny apartment. One weekend, he said, ‘Hey, I’m gonna go up to Seattle for the weekend and hang out with a friend, do you want to come?'”
“We went up to stay with his friend Dylan,” Grohl said, “and we went to a show. I passed out on the couch and woke up in the morning and opened my eyes, and Mark Lanegan was sitting in a chair right across from me. His first words to me were, ‘Who the f*** are you?'”