Gregg Allman returns to the stage

Last night at Red Rocks Gregg Allman returned tot he stage for the first time since cancelling a number of shows after being hospitalized with pneumonia. He played an abbreviated acoustic set with guitarist Scott Sharrard. It was part of Gregg's…

Allman Bros Volunteer Jam 1986 Reunion - full show

Well, this is cool. 07/12/86, Starwood Ampitheatre, Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam. Reunion of the Allman Brothers Band Lots of sartorial and grooming jokes that could be made, but I'd say that it's pretty amazing that this is the first…
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Gov’t Mule The Tel-Star Sessions Reviewed

I reviewed Gov't Mule's new archival release The Tel-Star Sessions in the current issue of Relix.  Kicking Asses In 1994, a year before their self-titled debut and just two months after their first show, the original Gov’t Mule…

9-11, 15 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. The following summer I visited the Flight 93 crash sight in Shanksville, PA and paid my respects. All the same feelings… Fifteen…

John Mayall to tour as trio for first time

  The following is a press release I thought you might enjoy. I did not write or edit. -AP LOS ANGELES - With a new studio album titled Talk About That in the can for release in early 2017 on Forty Below Records (which includes special…
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Gov't Mule - Just Got Paid video

Gov’t Mule recently releases a new archival album, The Tel-Star Sessions. The album features songs taken from the group’s June 1994 demo sessions at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton, FL. The sessions with Allman Brothers Band sound…

RIP Stevie Ray Vaughan - the story of his final gig

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 about Stevie, including a massive oral history which…
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The Recording of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

This week in 1970, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman and the rest of Derek and the Dominos recorded Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs in Miami. Here's the story of that landmark album, in an excerpt from One Way Out: The Inside History of the…
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Remembering Brian Farmer, gone two years

  I am re-upping this today, marking two years since Farmer's death. I am very proud that I own his Strat. Miss this guy very much. Very few crew members have ever had such a deep impact.  * Warren Haynes’ longtime and much…
Bob Weir has a new solo album coming. It's called Blue Mountain and I've been hearing very good things about it. Here's a first taste, the single "Only A River." You can preorder the album on Amazon right here. From the video post: Before…