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The Gutter Twins: Saturnalia

Rob Hughes, Uncut, April 2008

GREG DULLI AND MARK LANEGAN share much common ground. After troubled teenhood, each passed through Seattle's emergent Sub Pop label at the turn of the '90s before finding cultdom with, respectively, Afghan Whigs and Screaming Trees. Products of dysfunctional families, both had drug problems: Lanegan with heroin, Dulli, cocaine. And when their bands split, they began playing on each other's records and tours, with Lanegan a travelling staple of Dulli's The Twilight Singers. The bonds go deep, too. In 2003, Dulli confessed that Lanegan saved him from his potentially fatal coke habit.

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