Mark Lanegan, guest vocalist on the Twilight Singers Blackberry Belle, and partner with Greg Dulli on The Gutter Twins project, has left the Queens of the Stone age. “Mark is officially no longer playing with Queens of the Stone Age so as to devote more time to his own band,” read a statement from Lanegan’s camp. Lanegan’s new solo album, Bubblegum, will be released in the spring. His recent EP, Here Comes that Weird Chill, includes an appearance by Dulli.
Tonight is the last night in the 2004 Twilight Singers European tour. The gig is at Villaggio Globale, Rome, and the band is opening for Afterhours. A big THANK YOU to all of the fans that sent in press from the tour (and an extra big thanks to those that translated!).
The Twilight Singers’ Blackberry Belle came in at number 108 in the Village Voice’s 2003 Pazz and Jop poll. The album received 119 points overall, with appearances in 9 lists. Critics Bret McCabe and Andrew Strickman picked the album as their top choice. The Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair EP came in #1772, with 5 points.
Cincinnati’s “future of rock and roll,” 97X has sold its local broadcast license. The official transition should occur around May 1. WOXY has been a strong supporter of native son Greg Dulli and his bands The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers. The station will be moving to an internet only format. Their stream is available via their website at WOXY.com and on iTunes radio. A Jimmy Stewart-esque column on the change (with a brief Whigs mention) can be read at the Enquirer
The Feathers single and companion promo CD have been added to the discography. The single is UK only; but both items can be found right now on eBay.
A review of the Glasgow, Scotland show has been posted to Scotsman.com. Five stars. TS Glasgow Review Liverpool tonight. Backbeat, anyone?
An English translation of the Goteburg show review from the Goteborgs-Posten is up in the press section. Original | English Thanks to Kim for the translation!
The Guardian has a 5 star review of the Twilight Singers show at Islington Academy in London. Thanks, Tim
Greg Dulli makes an appearance in Fender Frontline 2004, an annual catalog of Fender musical products. On page 46, in the Telecaster section, is an image of Greg (taken at the 2003 Newport, KY show) along with the endorsement: “I play Telecasters exclusively on stage. They’s my babies!”
A new Italian Twilight Singers fan site is online. http://www.twilightsingers.cjb.net/ Thanks, Vale