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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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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

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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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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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…
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Eric Clapton with the Allman Brothers 3/19/09

It's March 19. On this day in 2009, Eric Clapton played the first of two nights with the Allman Brothers Band, the emotional and musical climax of an incredible 40th anniversary Beacon run. I was in the house for night one, one of the handful…
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RIP Ed King: The story behind his creation of "Sweet Home Alabama"

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); RIP Ed King, the Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist who wrote the riff that kicks off "Sweet Home Alabama," one of the most enduring licks and songs in rock and roll history. He died…