Screaming Bushes bassist Van Conner has handed away on the age of 55. The Washington band co-founder’s brother Gary Lee confirmed the information in a current social media publish. The message reads: “Van Conner bassist and songwriter of Screaming Bushes died final night time of an prolonged sickness at 55. It was pneumonia that received him ultimately. He was one of many closest mates I ever had and I beloved him immensely. I’ll miss him ceaselessly and ever and ever.”
Three days earlier, Lee had taken to Fb to elucidate that his brother had been unwell for a while: “He’s nonetheless fairly out of it however he’s coming again once more. It’s going to be a protracted street for him however his household is giving him quite a lot of assist. He has many extra songs to write down.”
Conner’s passing comes a bit underneath a 12 months after Screaming Bushes’ singer Mark Lanegan handed away at residence in Killarney, Eire, on the age of 57. Conner shaped Screaming Bushes alongside Lanegan, Lee and drummer Mark Pickeral in 1984. Amid the grunge explosion of the Nineteen Nineties, they change into firmly related to the choice scene.
After producing a number of EPs, Screaming Bushes signed with SST Data to supply their 1987 sophomore album Even when And Particularly When. By 1990 the band had signed with main label Epic Data and began work on Uncle Anaesthesia, which was produced by Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.
The band’s most profitable single was 1992’s ‘Mattress of Roses’, which was launched on Candy Oblivion and sat alongside lead single ‘Almost Misplaced You, the latter of which appeared in Cameron Crow’s beloved rom-com Singles. Following an prolonged hiatus, the band launched Mud in 1996, solely to announce their official break-up in 2000.
Numerous musicians have paid tribute to Van Conner since studying of his loss of life. Dinosaur Jr.’s Mike Johnson took to Twitter to write down: “Relaxation in Peace and Energy to one of many very biggest, a real gentleman and nice songwriter/musician Van Conner you can be dearly missed by so many. Like to you ceaselessly.”
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