If you were a fan of rock music in the ’90s — particularly the dark, loud variety that came from the Pacific Northwest — you probably knew of Mark Lanegan. He was the singer of one of Seattle’s most respected bands, Screaming Trees. But early on, it was clear that he wasn’t going to be defined by one group, or one sound, and he started making solo albums pretty early into his career. And after Screaming Trees split up, his career saw him collaborating with a number of artists and even joining Queens of the Stone Age briefly.
But if you’re unfamiliar, here are some songs you might want to check out in the wake of his untimely passing to pay tribute to a great talent, and one who died way too young.