Mad Season Searching For Vocalist

Screaming Trees' singer Mark Lanegan will not be on the upcoming Mad Season album. Too bad.

The second Mad Season album seems to be experiencing a difficult birth. The

group, whose debut, Above, was released in 1995 and featured Pearl Jam's

Mike McCready, the Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin and Alice in Chains singer

Layne Staley, is now apparently down to McCready and Martin, and, according to

a source.

Reports (including one in ATN last Oct.) that the new CD would

contain vocals from both Staley and Trees singer Mark Lanegan, are not true. At

one point it was rumored that the collection might be a double-CD with each

singer doing vocals over the instrumental tracks, which have already been

finished. Now, the source told ATN, neither singer will appear on the

still-untitled album and McCready is in talks with a number of prospective

singers, none of whom have signed on just yet. Hey, we hear some former Van

Halen and Motley Crue vocalists are looking for work...