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The remarkable story of Allman Brothers Band's epic final show

Five 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. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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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. Bob, with his 335 This interview appears in my Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead, along with similarly…
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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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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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Lockdown Lowdown Volume One: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr

I've been doing a series of video interviews during the Lockdown. Time to share here. Volume One: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr.

The GW Inquirer with Trey Anastasio - 1998

I completely forgot about this. In 1998, I somehow got Trey Anastasio to do a little ol' Guitar World Inquirer, around the release of Phish's The Story of the Ghost. Enjoy. ** Who or what inspired you to play guitar?If I was honest, I’d have…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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Rolling Stone excerpt of Texas Flood live now!

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan is excerpted in Rolling Stone! It's a chapter on recording, rehearsing, then falling out with David Bowie. Read it here > http://bit.ly/2MEy2tx Then order the book! >…
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Texas Flood AudioBook is something very special!

The Texas Flood Audiobook is off the hook good! Andy Aledort and I read the prose - but much more exciting so did all three members of Double Trouble: Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans. You read that right! They read their own…
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Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review: An Interview With David Mansfield

I eagerly watched Martin Scorsese’s new “documentary” Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, as soon as it debuted on Netflix. It’s an incredible movie, featuring footage from the legendary, always intriguing 1976 Rolling Thunder…