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Marianne Lane for AnOther Magazine A/W15

Exclusive: the iconic musician opens up about her vocal crisis and recovery from substance abuse in a trans-media conversation with Glenn O'Brien for the new issue of AnOther

Fashion DirectorKatie ShillingfordPhotographyCollier SchorrTextGlenn O'Brien

For the first time, the legendary singer talks about her vocal crisis, her career-threatening surgery, her recovery from substance abuse and her controversial "recovery from recovery". For the first time she speaks about the tragic and mystery-shrouded death of Svengali producer Harry Hawks and shows that she hasn't lost any of her famous feistiness. Glenn O'Brien interviews Marianne Lane, in AnOther Magazine A/W15, with an accompanying backstage shoot by Glen Luchford and Katie Shillingford.

"It's a fucked-up situation, being visible to so many more people than can ever know you, and being judged by a few 'interpreters' who can paint you badly" – Marianne Lane

"My voice just stopped working. I was with my mother when she was dying and when I first tried to talk after she died, I had this sort of knot in my throat that I couldn't swallow" – Marianne Lane

"I found it extremely liberating. Like a major freedom: to be quiet; to be allowed to be quiet and not be expected to respond all the time. It was grace [...] like smoothing aloe on burned skin" – Marianne Lane

Creative Consultation by Jerry Stafford; Creative Direction by Laura Genninger; Hair Duffy at Streeters, Session and Editorial Ambassador at Vidal Sassoon; Hair Colourist Gary Burke at Premier Hair and Make-up for John Frieda salons; Make-up by Sam Bryand at D + V Management; Set design Andy Hillman at Streeters; Manicure Adam Slee at Streeters using Rimmel London; Photographic assistant James Deacon, Michel Bewly-Bienvenu; Digital tech Jax Harney; Lighting Jack Webb; Styling assistants Isabelle Sayer, Jayme Miller; Hair Assistant Joshua Knight; Make-up artist Louise O’Neil; Post production Gloss Studio; Production Sylvia Farago Ltd; Production coordinators Rose Easton, Samantha Jourdan; Production assistants Andy Niblostree, Raphy Bliss; Location scout Dorothy Burns.

See this and more in the latest issue of AnOther Magazine, out now.