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9/11 Still Hits Hard, 19 Years Later

Reposted today, as I do every year on this date. I don’t think the words will ever be any less true. Three years ago, I took the whole family to visit the Flight 93 crash sight in Shanksville, PA and paid our respects. All the same feelings… Now…
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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…
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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.…
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Robbie Robertson - My Guitar World interview

Robbie Robertson: "While playing with Bob Dylan I remember thinking, 'They’re going to wake me up tomorrow because all of this is impossible'" The guitar legend discusses his time with The Band, Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan - as well as…
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It's the 30th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers' return with Seven Turns

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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…
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My complete interview with Bruce Springsteen

Bruce and Clarence at the Uptown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, 10-10-80. Photo by Kirk West. See and buy his work here. I profiled Dion for The Wall Street Journal. It is in today's paper (June 13, 2020) and available online here.  I…
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Derek Trucks - 2002 Guitar World story

I've been having fun digging through my archives during Lockdown. Today, to celebrate Derek Trucks' 41st birthday, I present this 2002 Guitar world article focused on the Derek Trucks Band's third album, Joyful Noise. Derek with the ABB,…
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Jaimoe Remembers Gregg Allman

“There’s not anybody I ever heard who sang with more truth and passion than Gregory,” says Allman co-founder. I interviewed Jaimoe and wrote this story for Rolling Stone after Gregg died. I was in Beijing, actually, which is why I missed…