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,…

RIP Stevie Ray Vaughan, gone 25 years

Twenty five years ago, we lost Stevie Ray Vaughan. SRV has played a large role throughout my career. Though I never interviewed him because he passed away before I started working for Guitar World, I have written many, many articles…

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 straight…

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…