Greg Dulli

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, Mark Lanegan.
Birth_name =
Born = Birth date and age|1965|5|11
Origin = Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.
Instrument = vocals, Guitar, drums
Genre = Alternative rock, Indie rock
Occupation = Singer-songwriter, Musician
Years_active = 1987–present
Label = Sub Pop, Elektra, Columbia, One Little Indian
Associated_acts = The Afghan Whigs, The Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins

Greg Dulli (born May 11 1965) is an American rock singer and 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, Greece and his mother comes from West Cork, Ireland. He first came to public attention in Cincinnati in 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 Records in 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 Fighters first record aside from Dave Grohl. He added a guitar part to the song "X-Static"

In 1997, Dulli (with Ted Demme and director Mark Pellington) bought the movie rights to a book by Ann Imbrie called Spoken in Darkness but the film was never made. He is now the lead singer and main songwriter of the band The Twilight Singers who released their fourth album titled "Powder Burns" in May 2006.

Dulli provides vocals for the song "Somebody Needs You" off of The Lo-Fidelity Allstars 2002 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 Singers EP, 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.

olo Album

*"Amber Headlights" LP (September 6, 2005) ( [ Infernal Recordings] )

External links

* [ The Twilight Singers official site]
* [ Summer's Kiss Fan Site]
* [ Lazy-i Interview: November 2003]
* [ Greg Dulli Interview on May 2006]
* [ Transform Online Interview: October 2006]
* [ The Twilight Singers on Myspace]
* [ The Gutter Twins on Myspace]
* [ Twilight Singers/Gutter Twins Comprehensive Discography at The Shawn Smith Collective]

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