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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band... Coming Soon!

Just a Friday reminder...  It's Coming soon - February 18, 2014 St. Martin’s will be publishing One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band on February 18, 2014, to coincide with the band’s 45th anniversary. This…

The story behind "Some Kind of Wonderful"

Bob Lefsetz wrote about the song "Some Kind of Wonderful," made into a hit by Grand Funk Railroad, which prompted the song's writer and original singer John Ellison, of the great, forgotten Soul Brothers Six, to respond. I found his story about…
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Dickey Betts joins Tedeschi Trucks Band on stage at the Beacon

Dickey Betts joined Derek Trucks and the Tedeschi Trucks Band onstage at the Beacon Theatre Saturday night, September 21 for three songs: "Blue Sky," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," and "The Sky Is Crying." Dickey's son and bandmate Duane…
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New Warren Haynes interview

My latest interview with Warren Haynes is out in the latest Guitar World... November 2013 issue, on sale now... Go buy it! We discuss Gov't Mule's new album Shout! and the symphonic Jerry Garcia tour. A tiny sample: GW: It’s been four…