A hotel suite in Berlin. Greg Dulli slurps an iced coffee and looks more like a university professor than a rock star with his turtleneck sweater, shirt collar, pleated trousers, short haircut and discreet overweight. Which brings a certain irony. After all, the 51-year-old is a studied historian, but (in the past) also one of the most eccentric representatives of the post-grunge generation. Today he owns four bars and enjoys life between Los Angeles and New Orleans.
eclipsed: The Whigs' last album was called "Do To The Beast". Three years later, you come up with a demon as a cover motif. What fascinates you about devils?
Greg Dulli: (laughs) You are very present, in politics, in business, wherever. Our modern civilization is dominated by beasts in human form. And when I'm on stage and a few thousand people cheer for me, I also feel diabolical - in a positive sense.
Whole Lotta Phallus
It was pure sex, above all. Along with Jimmy Page's ubiquitous guitar and John Bonham's powerful drums, he seemed to be the driving force in the Led Zeppelin cosmos. Their highly potent and vibrant hardrock seemed like a permanent penis to the audience of the late sixties and early seventies.
Number 4 lives!
Reunions seem to be the order of the day in the current rock business. The times in which bands like the Beatles or Led Zeppelin separated once and for all are over. Anyone who breaks up today will come together again, it's only a matter of time. It is not uncommon for separation to take place only in order to unite again one day - not too far away - in a way that is effective for the public.
We can confidently forget many of these reunions, because they have virtually no meaning. It's different with the Afghan Whigs. From the late eighties until shortly before the turn of the millennium, Greg Dullis' troupe made an amazing transformation from garage punk to white soul. When all was said and done, she split up. A decade and a half later, she now comes together again to lay down one of the most important records of her career
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.