Gutter Twins Reveal Release Date, Gigs; Cash Money’s ‘Birdman’ Arrested for Pot, Guns
The grunge icons prep for debut LP release and live shows, while Bryan "Birdman" Williams get pinched.
Gutter Twins, the duo comprised of ex-Screaming Trees mouthpiece Mark Lanegan (currently on tour with Soulsavers) and Greg Dulli, former frontman of the Afghan Whigs, have announced the March 4 release of Saturnalia, the project’s debut album set to arrive courtesy of longtime home, Sub Pop. What’s more, is Dulli and Lanegan, also known for their contributions to the Twilight Singers and Queens of the Stone Age, respectively, will perform a handful of gigs prior the album’s release, including a Valentine’s Day performance in New York!
Commenting on the new, much-anticipated record in a statement, Dulli said, “I couldn’t tell you what Saturnalia‘s theme is, but there’s a seeking of transcendence that’s new,” he explained. “I have never written songs like this before… it’s a different temple I’m visiting.”
Gutter Twins tour dates:
2/14, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
2/19, Paris, France (Maroquinerie)
2/21, London, England (Koko)
2/23, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Melkweg)
3/1, San Francisco, CA (Noise Pop)
Cash Money’s ‘Birdman’ Arrested for Pot, Guns
Breaking news: another rapper arrested on drug and gun charges! And this time the honors go to… drum roll please… not one but two heavyweights — Cash Money Records’ CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams and co-founder/brother Ronald “Slim” Williams, both who, along with 14 others, were arrested in Kingsport, TN and charged with possessing a pound of marijuana.
According to AllHipHop.com, Williams and crew were pulled over while making an improper lane changes in an RV, and an officer smelled marijuana and subsequently searched the vehicle discovering their stash. An added bonus: an assault rifle, a handgun, and a clip for a .45 caliber handgun were also discovered. But according to the report, none of the party has yet been charged for weapons possession as the ATF conduct further investigations.