Nine remastered Allman Brothers albums to be released on vinyl

On July 22 Mercury/UM will reissue nine classic The Allman Brothers Band albums on 180-gram vinyl. The albums span 1969 to 1979 and will be remastered from the original analog tapes for the upcoming vinyl release. There will also be a limited…

Zakk Wylde's 10 Favorite Virtuoso Albums

I interviewed Zakk Wylde for the cover story for Guitar World's April 2005 Virtuoso issue. This list of Zakk's Top 10 Guitar virtuoso Records ran with it. •Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros, 1978) “It could be anything by Ed.” •Ozzy…

Gov’t Mule, ZZ Top Announce Tour Dates

Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule will play seven September dates with ZZ Top. Both before and after those dates, the band will be on the road with Blackberry Smoke. The Mule's archival album The Tel-Star Sessions, due out August 5,…

First Listen: Mudcrutch, '2'

Tom Petty’s pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch is reuniting for a series of shows and a new album, 2, which is now available to stream via NPR. The band features Petty along with Mike Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh and Benmont…
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Oteil on One Way Out

In October, 2014, as the Allman Brothers band were preparing to play their final shows at the Beacon Theatre, I received the following email from Oteil Burbridge about his reaction to reading One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman…
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Gov't Mule to Release The Tel-Star Sessions - first demos. Hear ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid."

Gov’t Mule  will release a new archival album, The Tel-Star Sessions, on August 5 via Warren Haynes’ Evil Twin Records. The album features songs taken from the group’s June 1994 demo sessions at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton,…
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Allman Brothers' Jessica - keyboards only

I thought this was pretty cool. Dickey Betts and the Allman Brothers' classic instrumental"Jessica" - keyboards only (or emphasized). Obviously, Chuck Leavell is the star here, but pay attention to some of Gregg's organ licks and harmonies. //…