Yes you could hear in Marc's voice it affected him. Me too. I loved Screaming Trees, their 3rd album is in my top 10 ever. So talented, but unfortunately like many also so troubled.
I don't know if you have ever watched 'Parts Unknown' on Netflix which is a brilliant travel series by Anthony Bourdain. The Seattle episode features Lanegan as a guest, and he also contributed a lot of the music to the series, including the brilliant theme track.
He was a real survivor, I highly recommend his autobiography ’Sing backwards and Weep’ - led quite a life!
His solo work post Trees is very prolific and really shows his song writing talents as does his debut album The Winding Sheet, mostly acoustic, that he released between ST albums -
He was working on a second part to his autobiography (post rehab) I believe and new material.
a huge talent and loss