- Greg Dulli
Infobox musical artist
Name = Greg Dulli
Background = solo_singer
Img_capt = The Gutter Twins at The Bowery Ballroom in 2008. From left: Greg Dulli,
Born = Birth date and age|1965|5|11
Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.
Instrument = vocals,
Alternative rock, Indie rock
Years_active = 1987–present
Sub Pop, Elektra, Columbia, One Little Indian
The Afghan Whigs, The Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins
Greg Dulli (born
May 11 1965) is an American rock singerand instrumentalist.
Dulli was born and brought up in a working-class suburb of
Hamilton, Ohio. Dulli's father's side of the family comes from Kalamata- Peloponnese, Greeceand his mother comes from West Cork, Ireland. He first came to public attention in Cincinnatiin the late 1980s with The Afghan Whigs, when Dulli joined D.C. transplant bassist John Curley and Louisville, Kentucky, guitarist Rick McCollum. The band was comic punk rock. One indie rock critic wrote that The Afghan Whigs were "the most cartoony band in all of hairdom".Fact|date=February 2007 Dulli's half-hour-long on-stage cigarette breaks, complete with running commentary on sexual politics and attempts at matchmaking at first enraged, but later fascinated the clientele.
Dulli's budding career in the rock and roll production business was halted as The Afghan Whigs began playing more and better gigs, drawing bigger and bigger crowds. The band was soon brought to the attention of
Sub Pop Recordsin Seattle. Sub Pop's signing of The Afghan Whigs created quite a stir; they were the first non- Northwestern U.S.band to record for the label. The Whigs split in 2001.
In 1994, Dulli was a lead vocalist in the
Backbeat Band, an alternative-rock supergroup that recorded the soundtrack to The Beatles biopic, "Backbeat". Other members of the Backbeat Band were Thurston Moore( Sonic Youth), Don Fleming (Gumball), Mike Mills(R.E.M.), Dave Grohl(Nirvana, later Foo Fighters), and Dave Pirner( Soul Asylum). Dulli was the only musician that appeared on the Foo Fightersfirst record aside from Dave Grohl. He added a guitar part to the song "X-Static"
In 1997, Dulli (with
Ted Demmeand director Mark Pellington) bought the movie rights to a book by Ann Imbriecalled Spoken in Darknessbut the film was never made. He is now the lead singer and main songwriter of the band The Twilight Singerswho released their fourth album titled " Powder Burns" in May 2006.
Dulli provides vocals for the song "Somebody Needs You" off of The
Lo-Fidelity Allstars2002 album "Don't Be Afraid of Love"
In 2005 Dulli produced Ballads for Little Hyenas of the Italian Rock band, Afterhours.
Dulli is working with
Mark Lanegan( Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan Band) in the project, The Gutter Twins. Lanegan also appears on The Twilight SingersEP, A Stitch In Time.
Dulli always marks the booklets to his records with sentences in nicely-clumsy Italian.
Greg Dulli is also an agnostic, though he was raised Catholic he denounced it in 1978.
Amber Headlights" LP (September 6, 2005) ( [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B8DIUA Infernal Recordings] )
* [http://www.thetwilightsingers.com/ The Twilight Singers official site]
* [http://www.summerskiss.com/ Summer's Kiss Fan Site]
* [http://www.timmcmahan.com/twilight.htm Lazy-i Interview: November 2003]
* [http://www.skinnymag.co.uk/content/view/1226/142/ Greg Dulli Interview on skinnymag.co.uk: May 2006]
* [http://www.transformonline.com/music/features/005303.php Transform Online Interview: October 2006]
* [http://www.myspace.com/twilightsingers The Twilight Singers on Myspace]
* [http://www.myspace.com/theguttertwins The Gutter Twins on Myspace]
* [http://www.sscollective.net/twins Twilight Singers/Gutter Twins Comprehensive Discography at The Shawn Smith Collective]
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