Some of former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan’s friends and influential peers in the Seattle music circle disappeared because of drugs or depression, from Kurt Cobain of Nirvana to Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Now with Queens of the Stone Age, he laments, “All the guys who were my close friends are dead. It’s a shame that most of my friends died when they were young. I’ve got plenty of friends left … I wish I could hear Layne Staley sing again. I wish I could hang out with him. I wish I could hang out with Kurt and listen to records. But there’s lots of other friends that I don’t have anymore, either, who didn’t have anything to do with music, and I miss them as well.” The full story at reviewjournal.com has since been removed.