Entries by AlanPaul

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Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Bob Weir returns to the land of the living

Today is Bob Weir’s 73rd birthday. Happy birthday Bob. Let’s celebrate with this 2000 Guitar World interview. This interview appears in my Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead, along with similarly extensive interview with Phil, Phil and Trey, Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, Mark Karan and Steve Kimock. It costs less than a latte. […]

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Listen Now To The First Track From Duane Allman’s Final Show

Next month,on October 16th, the Allman Brothers Band are putting out The Final Note, one hour of Duane Allman’s final show, n Oct. 17, 1971 at the Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills, Md, just 12 days before his tragic horrible, no good motorcylce accident. It’s kind of wild how this came to be, […]


My 2019 WSJ Profile of David Crosby

Today is David Crosby’s 79th birthday. In honor of that I am reposting my 2019 WSJ profile of him. This was the first of a string of pieces I’m really proud of which have run in the Weekend Confidential column in the Saturday Review section. Since then I have also profiled Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe, Robbie […]

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It’s the 30th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers’ return with Seven Turns

It’s the 30th anniversary of the release of the Allman Brothers Band’s Seven Turns, which came out July 3, 1990. That makes it an excellent day to revisit the most important Story I ever wrote I didn’t even know I had a digital copy of this story until I stumbled upon it on my hard […]

Brothers Show to Be ReBroadcast, Available for Purchase

“THE BROTHERS’” MARCH 10 SOLD-OUT,NEARLY FOUR-HOURSHOW AT MADISON SQUARE GARDENCELEBRATING 50 YEARSOF THE MUSIC OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BANDTO BE RE-BROADCAST THIS WEEKEND VIA NUGS.TV Press Release Below. Not my words.  Surviving members of the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND came together Tuesday, March 10 as THE BROTHERS for an acclaimed, sold-out, one-night-only show celebrating 50 years of the iconic American band’s legacy at Madison Square […]