Entries by AlanPaul

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Capturing that moment when Derek got some ink

  Four years ago I as honored to sit in for several of the rehearsals for the Allman Brothers band’s final shows. It was incredible then and is more incredible now, on reflection. Wow. Did that happen? Even more remarkable was being in the room when Derek Trucks decided to get the famed mushroom tattoo. […]

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The Allman Brothers band’s final bow – four years ago

Four 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. I covered the final shows every which way, posting on Facebook, covering immediately for Billboard, with a story I had to get up and write with about two […]

9/11 17 years later – still raw

Reposted today, as I do every year on this date. I don’t think the words will ever be any less true. Last year, I took the whole family to visit the Flight 93 crash sight in Shanksville, PA and paid our respects. All the same feelings… Seventeen years later, 9-11 is still very, very raw to […]

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The night the Allman Brothers shut down the Fillmore East

In honor of the 47th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s epic show that closed the Fillmore East down on June 27, 1971,  I present the following brief excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. To read the full story and learn about the making of At Fillmore East, pick up […]

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Exclusive Premiere: “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” From ABB Peach Picks

You can buy the album here.  THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND last week released Peach Picks: Cream of the Crop 2003, a collection of the best performances culled from six shows in July and August 2003. The collection includes 36 tracks recorded between July 25 and August 10, 2003 in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Darien Center, NY, Hartford, Charlotte and Raleigh, with no song […]