The first taste of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band can be had in the new Guitar World.

To tie in with the Clapton cover theme, they excerpted the chapter on the making of Layla and how it almost destroyed the Allman Brothers Band.

I also interviewed Warren Haynes about Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theater 1992 and the stories run together.

GW Editor Brad Tolinski reviewed One Way Out, giving it a great reading and writing a review with admirable scope and depth. As a writer, this is truly appreciated, perhaps even more so than a positive review.

You can read the entire Guitar World review of One Way Out here.

Here’s my favorite paragraph:

“The stories are salty, unfiltered and straight from the horse’s mouth. It’s a good thing, too, because the Allmans’ story is often so bizarre and harrowing it’s hard to believe it’s trueThe word ‘definitive’ gets tossed around so often it has lost some of its meaning, but this 400-page journey into the heart of rock and roll darkness deserves the accolade.”                        

-Brad Tolinski, Guitar World Editor in Chief

14 replies
  1. Philip Prine
    Philip Prine says:

    It’s very hard for me to pick one but seeing them in concert is always the best for me.
    Good luck to you and thank you again for getting this book done and out to the fans.
    ~peace~ Philip (thebabe714)

  2. Edward Zinkon
    Edward Zinkon says:

    I can hardly wait to read this book! The ABB has been my hands-down favorite band for years. I’m interested to find out what the inside stories are on many parts of the bands history. Grateful that Alan Paul wrote it!

  3. Eileen
    Eileen says:

    My favorite Allman Brothers moment is always the last show I saw. I’m blessed to live close by the Beacon Theater and always look forward to the March run. I did get to shake Gregg Allman’s hand last year and had him autograph my dog’s pink ABB bandana! That would have to be my favorite memory. I am looking forward to reading this book and hoping for all the dirty details to be exposed!!!…. lol

  4. Billy D
    Billy D says:

    My favorite moment was in 1999 seeing the Allman Brothers Band for the 3rd year in a row at Red Rocks Colorado and seeing Derek Trucks at his first show as a permanent member if the band. My jaw was on the ground the whole night…couldnt believe what i was seeing! Now some years later it is all coming to an end…I cant be sad though, the band has brought me so much joy that it far outweighs the sadness. I read your ebook and have been looking forward to this full version! 🙂

    • AlanPaul
      AlanPaul says:

      Thanks Billy… who knows? Maybe we’ll be at Red Rocks seeing them together some day… Until it doesn’t happen, it might happen. Definitely looking to get to colorado again this summer.. SOMEONE worthy will hopefully be there then.

  5. Sang
    Sang says:

    Favorite was seeing them 2 nights at the Beacon with Clapton, followed by a close second when they had 2 nights of Little Milton – had a big smile on my face both times.

  6. Sam Carle
    Sam Carle says:

    Looking forward to the book. Last saw the ABB in 2000 and moved to Europe shortly afterwards. It was a thrill seeing Gregg and Tedeschi Trucks Band in Germany a few years back. It brought back a lot of memories of good times and a great band.


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