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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…

Allman Bros At the Fillmore East, 1970

In case anyone is still wondering why I spent half of my life writing and reporting  One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. Enjoy the Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East, 1970. This clip features four songs…
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"One Way Out" with Mike Barnes

Well, you have to give me this much: you get more than blah blah blah at my book talks. What other author sings you his title? I started out my book talk at Malaprop's Books in Warren Haynes' hometown of Asheville, NC by playing and singing…
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An Interview With Albert King

Let's take another look at this old story, one of the highlights of my years at Guitar World. I wrote the intro a few years ago when the piece ran in Hittin' the Note. See many more great rock, blues and country photographs at www.kirkwestphotography.com. * Just…

Gimme Three Chords - Inside Lynyrd Skynyrd's greatest hits

This article was written for published in Guitar World a long, long time ago. Don't forget to check out my book, One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. GIMME THREE CHORDS Guitarist Gary Rossington explains the…

From the archives: Dickey Betts and his custom Gibsons

In 2001, I went out to Long Island to introduce Dickey Betts to Andy Aledort, who would be working with him on a column for Guitar World. Dickey only wanted to do interviews with me, but I assured him that if he met Andy he would love him. That…

A very different take on "Little Martha"

I think this captures the eerie solitude and beauty of Rose Hill cemetary, which I've visited many times, and also reflects the structural sturdiness and melodic beauty of Duane's only composition. It's worth noting that Dickey Betts disputes…