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Afghan Whigs Hit Studio!

Following the current leg of The Twilight Singers 2006 world tour, the band will take a short break while Greg Dulli, John Curley, Rick McCollum and a to-be-named drummer convene to work on four Afghan Whigs tracks for the upcoming Rhino retrospective. An updated release date for that album has not been publicized.

These recordings will be the first new tracks from the band in 8 years, since The Afghan Whigs’ swan song, 1965.

Earlier this year, the band’s previously unreleased cover of Nightime appeared on the Big Star Tribute Album.

Note: The content of some of the comments is derived from a previous version of this entry that also discussed The Twilight Singers 2006 tour stop in Israel.

16 Responses to “Afghan Whigs Hit Studio!”
  1. blugel says:

    …i dont like the sound of ‘select dates’, especially if it means both the US AND Europe in one month =(

  2. chalkoutline says:

    I bet that mean no Cleveland.

  3. abechang says:

    wait wait…the WHIGS are gettting back together to record 4 new tracks???

    Any chance of a reunion tour???

  4. Lee says:

    Sorry, Abe. In a recent interview GD said not to expect any Whigs touring.

    And, ‘select dates’ is merely my wording regarding the upcoming Twilight legs. Hopefully, it will be another good number of shows. By select, I mean “not where I live.” Your mileage may vary.

  5. The last I heard, the Rhino retrospective release date was moved to 2/13/07. But don’t quote me on that…yet.

  6. stjames says:

    I can’t even face the thought of AW even recording again….wow!!

  7. scarredgod says:


  8. todd says:

    Unless they had a falling out in Europe, I’m about 100% sure that Bobby will be the drummer here. I had a chance to talk with him on the tour and he mentioned a project with Greg and John in the fall. And really has Dulli ever played with a better drummer? I think not.

  9. gordon_getgo says:

    this is good

  10. ron says:

    very good news !!!
    hope they’ll come in paris !!

  11. monochrome says:

    Do you think they’ll record “Umbretta”?

    I can’t put into words how much that would mean to me…

  12. scarredgod says:

    i love Umbretta and would love to hear a proper version of it. and if the Whigs have fun together and decide to play a few shows, i will be at every one of them.

  13. Sullivan40 says:

    Someone explain to me what is the “real story” of Steve Earle leaving the Whigs. It would make sense to use him since they don’t have a drummer.

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