Mark Lanegan Reveals If Screaming Trees Will Reunite

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Mark Lanegan shot down fans hopes of a Screaming Trees reunion on Twitter last night. Lanegan said it would break his heart to reunite the band, as he’s been ‘free too long.’ He did indicate that the Trees would reunite if it made the Trump administration step down.

A fan asked, “why not do a screaming trees reunion? You and the Mudhoney boys are all we have left.”

Lanegan responded, “I’m sorry but that’s not in the cards.”

A fan then wrote, “Loved the Trees in the day, but I prefer the path you’ve taken since then.”

Lanegan responded, “thanks man! I do too…..”

Another fan said, “My heart ?.”

Lanegan responded, “I’m truly sorry but to do it would break mine. I’ve been free too long.”

A fan asked, “What if it made the administration step down?”

Lanegan responded, “then i’d do it in a heartbeat.”

Former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan discussed once hearing that his music had played a role in a close friend’s suicide in a new Metro Times interview, but the friend’s widow allayed his concerns.

Lanegan often draws comparisons to Nick Cave, an artist with a similar predilection for dark places. “There’s a master and pupil relationship. That’s about as deep as it goes,” Lanegan laughs. “He’s one of the all-time greats. Really inspiring and always impressive. I love his music and he’s a great guy as well.”

There was a moment where Lanegan wondered if his music had played a role in a close friend’s suicide. “He was listening to one of my records a lot and I thought, ‘This is terrible, this music somehow had something to do with this.’ But his widow said, ‘No man, he was listening to it because it was comforting,'” Lanegan says.

“When she put it in that perspective I thought to myself of some of the music that has gotten me through really hard times,” he continues, comparing his love for Joy Division’s Closer. “It was all I listened to for six months in this bleak wintertime in the ’80s when it came out. I was so depressed and that record got me through it, so I understood it in that way.”