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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…

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…
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Wilson Pickett, R.I.P.

One of my favorite singers, "Wicked" Wilson Pickett died yesterday. He sang “Mustang Sally,” “In the Midnight Hour” and many more. It’s also worth digging up a copy of him singing lead on the Falcons’ 1962 “I found A…