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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…
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Two years ago today - the Allman Brothers band's final show

Two 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,…

Win this photo!

Less than 24 hours left to enter to win an 8 x 10 copy of the final image in the One Way Out paperback! Kirk West captured this shot just after the final note of the Allman Brothers Band career, Beacon Theatre, 10-28-14. Prize is an…

My coverage of the final Allman Brothers shows

Wow. So it's been almost two weeks now and I can finally communicate with you all about a very intense 10-day whirlwind of emotions, conversations, interviews, rehearsals and, of course, shows. A little update on my reporting on these…

Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop is at the Beacon. The story...

It was very moving to see Derek Trucks play Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop at the Beacon Weds. night. Duane is always on stage with the Allman Brothers band but that brought this fact home in a serious way. Enjoy the photo by my friend…

Allman Brothers band postpone final 4 Beacon shows

The Allman Brothers Band have postponed their final 4 shows at The Beacon Theatre due to Gregg Allman's ongoing struggle with bronchitis. Official Release: "As a result of Mr. Allman’s illness, the Allman Brothers Band is unable…

Allman Brothers prepare for Beacon run/new archival releases

It's going to be a very busy later winter/early spring for fans of the Allman Brothers Band. On February 18, the same day that my book One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band is launched, Sony will also be releasing…

Lots of ABB activity this winter

February and March are looking like exciting times for fans of the Allman Brothers Band. I originally posted all the details of some archival releases to come, but jumped the gun on that, publishing before details were finalized.…

Dickey Betts joins Tedeschi Trucks Band on stage at the Beacon

Dickey Betts joined Derek Trucks and the Tedeschi Trucks Band onstage at the Beacon Theatre Saturday night, September 21 for three songs: "Blue Sky," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," and "The Sky Is Crying." Dickey's son and bandmate Duane…

Allman Brothers' Beacon rehearsal

  I had the pleasure of sitting in on an Allman Brothers Band Beacon rehearsal in a Manhattan studio Sunday night for several hours. It was a really interesting and they sounded very good. I am sworn to secrecy on what specifically…

Andy Aledort jamming with Gov't Mule - and Me

Andy Aledort has been my friend and Guitar World colleague for almost 20 years. As I've said many times, he's also long been one of my favorite guitarists, and that's not just blowing smoke. He has been playing with Dickey Betts for about…