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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…

Frank Fenter Honored By The Georgia Music Hall Of Fame

Frank Fenter Honored By The Georgia Music Hall Of Fame     1936 - 1983 Frank Fenter co-founder of Macon's Capricorn Records to be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame October…

A (pretty damn good) interview with Paul Westerbeg

In honor the Replacements' recent reunion shows, I present to you this interview with Paul Westerberg. I would have loved to go see them in Queens Friday night, but I had my own gig going on. The Replacements were a very important band…

Happy Birthday B.B. King: An appreciation and personal history

B.B. King turns 89 today. Happy birthday Mr. King. Three years ago, I took my son Jacob, then 13, to see B at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. I wanted Jacob to see him, and he had a truly memorable experience. When Jacob went up front…
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The time I interviewed James Brown about Say It Loud and I'm Black and I'm Proud

In 1999, Guitar World devoted an entire issue to the 30th anniversary of 1969, which we proclaimed the greatest year in rock. I wrote the histories of several landmark albums, including James Brown's Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud). The…