Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead

I'm very proud about my new Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead and hope that you will check it out. The book includes interviews with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Phil and Trey Anastasio together,Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann,…

Buy a sweet Les Paul played by Warren Haynes? You betcha!

Thanks to an arrangement between the Gibson Custom Shop, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Warren Haynes, a special selection of Gibson guitars is now available to the public. Each of the nine hand-selected Les…

Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop is at the Beacon. The story...

It was very moving to see Derek Trucks play Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop at the Beacon Weds. night. Duane is always on stage with the Allman Brothers band but that brought this fact home in a serious way. Enjoy the photo by my friend…

Derek Trucks got some ink

I was at the Allman Brothers' second Beacon rehearsal Friday and Derek was talking to Jaimoe about getting a mushroom tattoo on his calf. Wanting to make sure that his would match the tat that all the original members received together…

Phil Lesh, Bob Weir sing National Anthem before Giants game

Bob Weir returned to music for the first time since he cancelled all remaining tour dates early in the summer. Alongside pal Phil Lesh and San Francisco Giants third base coach (and musician) Tim Flannery, the trio sang the National Anthem…

Geraldo Rivera 1979 Tv report on the Allman Brothers

Check out the video below: a pretty great Geraldo Rivera report about the Allman Brothers Band and their 1979 reunion: Geraldo is a legit fan and did a great radio interview with me when One Way Out came out. Lots of great lines in…

Neil Young on Howard Stern

Neil Young visited Howard Stern for an interview this morning. They covered a lot of ground, including why he thinks Buffalo Springfield's music didn't translate well to record, the act and art of songwriting, bad reviews, and Crosby, Stills,…

The Making of Texas Flood

In honor of Stevie Ray Vaughan's 60th birthday,   I present the following story of the making of Texas Flood. This was written for and originally published in Mojo circa 2001. A new version of the album was released last year: Texas…