Mark Lanegan Book Says Late Singer Co-Wrote Nirvana Song, Reveals Why He Didn’t Take Credit

of Nirvana I don’t care The album helped change the musical landscape in 1991, and although a new biography claims the late Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan was involved in writing one of the record’s songs. , it was never credited.

Lanegan contributed the lyrics to Nirvana’s hit record “Something in the Way,” in a story told by Nick Oliveri of Lanegan’s former Queens of the Stone Age cohort. It became clear that it seems to be. From the record, it has gained considerable fame over the years.

Oliveri spoke Lanegan Writer Greg Plato explains how Lanegan and Kurt Cobain came to work together, and why the Screaming Trees vocalist didn’t get credit.

“Mark said he wrote the lyrics with Kurt on ‘Something in the Way’. I don’t careAs Consequence shares, Oliveri explained. “But Kurt played on some of Mark’s solo songs. winding sheetSo instead of getting paid, they said, ‘Hey, I added lyrics to your song and you added lyrics to my song. Little did Mark know if he had published ‘Something in the Way’ I don’t care, he would have had a lot of money. I remember him kicking ass a little bit about it – “If I had published that ‘Something in the Way’…”

Lanegans winding sheet was released in May 1990 and actually features Cobain on “Down in the Dark” and also includes a cover of the folk song “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”. The latter is notable for Cobain playing guitar, Kris Novoselic on bass, and Nirvana later also covering “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”

Nirvana, on the other hand, I don’t care The album hit No. 1, sold over 10 million copies in the US, and was certified Diamond. “Something in the Way” was never released as a single, but charted in 2020 after being featured in a movie trailer. BatmanIt then reached number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by the time the film was released in 2022.

Nirvana “Something In The Way”

It seems that this is not the only time Lanegan has had a stroke of luck thanks to his friendship with Cobain. Elsewhere, the book reveals that Courtney Love provided an unreleased version of Nirvana’s ‘You Know You Are Right’ to Screaming Trees for recording after Cobain’s death. It has been. However, according to Lanegan’s Screaming Trees bandmate Gary Lee Conner in the book, Lanegan didn’t feel like singing the song after Cobain’s death.

Connor revealed this was during the period they were working on dust The album was released in 1996, two years after Cobain’s death. “We learned it, but we never recorded it,” he reveals Conner. “We learned it without Mark and Mark came to sing it and he couldn’t. He changed his mind and that was it.”

“You Know You’re Right” eventually surfaced in her 2002 self-titled nirvana A collection of hits that serves as the album’s lead single. Topping the Mainstream Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative Airplay charts upon release, it peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Nirvana “You Know You’re Right”

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