Van Conner Screaming Trees Dead at 55 -
Van Conner and brother Gary of Screaming Trees photo from Garys Facebook page

Van Conner and brother Gary of Screaming Trees photo from Garys Facebook page

Van Conner Screaming Trees Dead at 55

by Paul Cashmere on January 20, 2023

in News

Screaming Trees bass player Van Conner has died at age 55 after battling pneumonia.

Screaming Trees formed in Washington state in 1984 with Mark Lanegan on vocals, Van’s brother Gary on guitar and drummer Mark Pickerel, who was replaced by Barrett Martin in 1991. Lanegan died on 22 February 2022.

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Gary announced his brother’s passing on his socials saying, “Van Conner 1967-2023
When I was about 8 years old I had a dream I have remembered my whole life. I was in a cemetery. Van had died and I desperately wanted to leave a letter on his grave I woke up shocked and never forgot it. I guess this is what the letter said, Love To Van Forever…”

Screaming Trees fifth album ‘Uncle Anaesthesia’ was produced by Chris Cornell. Screaming Trees are best known for ‘Nearly Lost You’ from 1992’s ‘Sweet Oblivion’ album.

Conner played on seven Screaming Trees album until their break-up in 2000. He also released six albums with his side-project Solomon Grundy.

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