Entries by AlanPaul


John Mayer on Bob Weir – exclusive

Looking forward to seeing Dead & Company again tomorrow (Saturday 6/24), even at CitiField. In honor, my interview with John Mayer about playing with Bob, from last year when I wrote a Guitar World cover story on Bob. How would you describe Bob’s guitar style? Bob’s approach to guitar playing is sort of like Bill […]


Don Was on Warren Haynes

Don Was produced two tracks on Gov’t Mule’s Revolution Come… Revolution Go . I interviewed him about this for my Guitar World cover story, but could only use a quote or two. Here’s a bunch more. You probably know this, but Don has produced the Rolling stones, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison and so many other great artists. […]

Betts on Looking Good

I came across this little nugget in an old Dickey Betts interview and thought you’d enjoy. Do you think that a big problem with the video age is that bands now have to look as good as they play? Not necessarily, because looking good doesn’t mean you have to be a sex star in leather […]


RIP Gregg Allman

This is just a very sad day Really just a very hard day. Thank you for all your thoughts and notes. My personal loss is a tiny fragment of the big picture. It’s a giant loss for the community, for music and, of course, for Gregg’s family. Gregg was a huge part of my personal […]

An interview with Bill Kreutzmann

On the occasion of his birthday…. Give the Drummer Some  As he prepared to release his memoir, Deal, Bill Kreutzmann reflected on the joy and frustrations of life in the Grateful Dead, working with Jerry Garcia – and what Phil Lesh had against John Belushi. Going deep with the drummer. A small portion of this […]