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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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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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Happy Birthday Albert King! My interview with the blues giant

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The Allman Brothers band's final bow - four years ago

Four 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. I covered the final shows every which way, posting on Facebook, covering immediately for Billboard,…
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Jimmie Vaughan: Powerful Stuff

Jimmie Vaughan and Steve Miller were terrific last night, playing the music of T-Bone Walker at Jazz for Lincoln Center. Afterwards, I had a great chat with Jimmie whom I had not seen in person in over a decade. It inspired me to dig up this…
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Doyle Bramhall II on his new album

Doyle Bramhall II on his recent album, Rich Man. Originally published in Guitar World. “This feels monumental to me,” says Doyle Bramhall II, about Rich Man, his first album since 2002’s Smokestack. “I spent a year and half recording…
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Buddy Guy Interview

I did this interview and wrote the extended intro for Guitar World in 2001. Buddy Guy has a special place in my heart for the reasons described below. Buddy Guy was the first musician I ever interviewed, 15 years ago, for The Michigan…

Fast Lane: The Underappreciated Genius of Shawn Lane

It would have been easy for memories of Shawn Lane to fade away after his 2003 death. He recorded only two solo albums. His best-distributed work, 1992’s Power of Ten, barely captured his heart and soul and didn’t make a ripple in…

Zakk Wylde's 10 Favorite Virtuoso Albums

I interviewed Zakk Wylde for the cover story for Guitar World's April 2005 Virtuoso issue. This list of Zakk's Top 10 Guitar virtuoso Records ran with it. •Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros, 1978) “It could be anything by Ed.” •Ozzy…

Ween! A day in New Hope with Dean and Gene

The mighty Ween is returning from several years of breakup with three shows this weekend in Bromfield, Colorado. They are promising one massive 94-song set with no repeats = plus fan requests. I know they are an acquired taste and many…