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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…

RIP Stevie Ray Vaughan, gone 25 years

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-1312120505976613", enable_page_level_ads: true });   Twenty five years ago, we lost Stevie Ray Vaughan. SRV has…
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RIP Darryl Dawkins

Oh no. I'm seeing confirmed reports online that Darryl Dawkins has died at age 58. The Chocolate Thunder - so named by Stevie Wonder! - was one of the great characters in modern sports and one of the first basketball players to go…
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Review of Live at the Fillmore East and West - by Bob Lefsetz

Bob Lefsetz writes a music industry newsletter I find consistently interesting and enlightening. I recommend subscribing and checking out his archives here. He reviewed a new book about the Fillmores. I have not read it yet, but am going…

Interview with Gregg Allman Band guitarist Scott Sharrard

My Gregg Allman Wall Street Journal interview kicked up a lot of dust because of what he said about Dickey Betts: "I would love to play with him again." You probably already saw all that.  The reason for the interview was Gregg's excellent new…