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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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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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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington plays Duane Allman's Les Paul

I interviewed Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington last week for an upcoming Guitar World story. Just a few nights prior he had played Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop, courtesy of Richard Brent and my friends at the Big House Museum and…

RIP Stevie Ray Vaughan - the story of his final gig

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-1312120505976613", enable_page_level_ads: true }); SRV has played a large role throughout my career. Though I never interviewed…
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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…

Phil Lynott, 1949 - 1986

Phil Lynott formed Thin Lizzy in 1970 when he was 21. Though he had only just learned to play bass, the Dublin, Ireland band recorded their self-titled debut album within a year. They released six more albums over the following five years, gaining…
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Watkins Glen Story and Video

In 1973, the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band and The Band teamed up for the Watkins Glen Summer Jam in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. It was the largest music festival ever, drawing about 650,000 people — nearly twice as many as Woodstock…

RIP Henry McCullough, Wings and Grease Band guitarist. An appreciation by Bob Lefsetz

The New York Times ran this nice AP obit, which notes that McCullough improvised his great solo for Paul McCartney's "My Love" on the spot, in one take. But I wanted to share the following, much more personal take, focusing on the guitarist's…

First Listen: Mudcrutch, '2'

Tom Petty’s pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch is reuniting for a series of shows and a new album, 2, which is now available to stream via NPR. The band features Petty along with Mike Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh and Benmont…
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Eric Clapton announces new album

 I Still Do, due May 20, reunites Clapton with Slowhand Producer Glyn Johns.   The  press release via www.whereseric.com - not a word is mine. Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed…

RIP Glenn Frey - isolated vocals, "Take It Easy," "Hotel California"

Glenn Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) Well,this has been a hard week. David Bowie, now Glenn Frey. Glenn and the Eagles were not without their controversies and they sure had plenty of critics, but the music was the soundtrack…

Photos of David Bowie in Russia, 1976

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); How awful to wake up this morning to learn that Dvid Bowie has died at 69. He did a masterful job keeping his illness secret, right through a flurry of press attention for the…