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At least two of The Afghan Whigs’ extended family are believed to be missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Alex Chilton of the recently reunited Big Star performed on the Whigs’ 1965. The Whigs also covered Big Star’s “Nighttime” for an unreleased tribute album. He is believed to have stayed in New Orleans to ride out the storm. → Story

Roderick Paulin, the talented saxophonist, also appeared on 1965 and Twilight. Paulin performed as a duo with Dulli on the Late Show with Craig Kilborn in 1999. He has been credited by Dulli numerous times in interviews and onstage as introducing him to New Orleans’ music scene. → Missing NOLA Musicians

Update: Roderick was living in Baton Rouge, so it’s likely he was able to escape the hurricane.

Update 2: Several websites are saying that Chilton has been seen and is OK. Safe NOLA Musicians List – Chilton confirmed OK Story

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