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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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Kirkus Reviews One Way Out

KIRKUS REVIEWS, Starred Review One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band Author: Alan Paul “I have viewed everything with the eyes and ears of a journalist but the heart and soul of a fan,” writes Guitar World senior…
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Albert Collins with the Allman Brothers

The great bluesman Albert "Iceman" Collins' final US tour was opening for the Allman Brothers on a Midwestern swing. Every night he would come out and play with the Brothers. On 7/1/93 at Deer Creek in Indiana, he joined them for their…

How to play like the great Freddie King,1934 -1976

Freddie King, September 3, 1934 -- December 28, 1976 It’s an appropriate quirk of fate that three of electric blues’ most revered guitarists share the same regal surname: King. But while Albert and B.B. became grand old men of the blues,…

Willin' - Little Feat Bio. Lowell George!

I bought Willin': The Story of Little Feat yesterday and I am really looking forward to reading it. Long live Lowell George. Here's two Fotos by my friend Kirk West, who also served as an ace photo editor for One Way Out: The Inside History…

Crossroads 2013

In honor of the November 19 release of Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 on Blu-ray and DVD, I present my report from the two-day festival. The story originally appeared in Guitar World. Crossroads DVD is also available from my friends…

Len Bias, 1963-1986

I just realized that Len Bias should have celebrated his 50th birthday today, November 18, 2013. This made me so sad,  and it made me pause and reflect about his loss and remember what a terrific basketball player he was, and how much fun he…
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Robby Krieger on One Way Out: "Great Read!"

"Robby Krieger of The Doors read One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. This is what he said: "I was struck by the similarities between the Doors and Allman Brothers, especially in our origins - the Eureka moment of certainty…

John Fogerty interview in today's WSJ

I interviewed John Fogerty for the Wall Street Journal. He discussed speaking with the Dead, performing CCR tunes again, playing with his son Shane and three upcoming shows at my favorite venue in the world, New York's Beacon Theatre. We…

George Lange, photographer and philosopher

I interviewed my old neighbor George Lange for the WSJ about his new book, The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life. George is a brilliant photographer and a deep, creative thinker.…