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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

Gimme Three Chords - Inside Lynyrd Skynyrd's greatest hits

This article was written for published in Guitar World a long, long time ago. Don't forget to check out my book, One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. GIMME THREE CHORDS Guitarist Gary Rossington explains the…
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Billy Gibbons Reads One Way Out

As Billy Gibbons prepares for a rare club gig this Weds. night at B.B. King's in Manhattan: "With this fine work, Alan Paul accomplishes the admirable feat of delving the depths of the Allman Brothers, a great aggregation of talent and…
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Robby Krieger on One Way Out: "Great Read!"

"Robby Krieger of The Doors read One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. This is what he said: "I was struck by the similarities between the Doors and Allman Brothers, especially in our origins - the Eureka moment of certainty…

John Fogerty interview in today's WSJ

I interviewed John Fogerty for the Wall Street Journal. He discussed speaking with the Dead, performing CCR tunes again, playing with his son Shane and three upcoming shows at my favorite venue in the world, New York's Beacon Theatre. We…
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Inside B.B. King's breakthrough hit, "The Thrill Is Gone"

Years ago, Guitar World dedicated an entire issue to the 100 Greatest Solos Ever. As with all such lists, it was somewhat arbitrary but a lot of fun. I wrote a lot of the entries, and will be posting them here randomly, as I see fit,sometimes…

RIP, Doyle Bramhall: An appreciation of one of SRV's great friends, collaborators and inspirations.

RIP, Doyle Bramhall, Sr. who passed away at his Texas home over the weekend at age 62. Doyle was a great drummer, singer and songwriter. He was also a dear friend, regular collaborator and huge influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, as can be very…

Prime Cuts with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington is another of the guitarists I have interviewed countless times for Guitar World. I remember the very first time well. I was brand new at the magazine…
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"Alan Paul, A Southern Rock Champion"

There are times when I wish the 12-year-old could see me, and reading a headline calling me a "Southern Rock Champion" is one of them. It makes me think of being in my basement staring at the Skynyrd poster on the wood paneled wall, or laying…
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Feeling "Lonesome"- Woodie Alan Blues

Like the song says, I hit the city and I lost my band. I know that some of you don't understand. I moved back from China two years ago but sometimes I miss my brother Woodie Wu in the most profound ways. I'd give anything to be able to pop…
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From the Archives: 10 Best Southern Rock Albums

From deep in the Guitar World and Alan Paul archives, my list of 10 Essential southern Rock Albums. Note that it was written in about 1998.  I would do some things differently -including using Eat A Peach instead of the box set for the ABB…