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One Way Out excerpt and review in Guitar World

The first taste of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band can be had in the new Guitar World. To tie in with the Clapton cover theme, they excerpted the chapter on the making of Layla and how it almost destroyed the…

The making of “Sultans of Swing”

In 1997 or '98, Guitar World did a cover story on the 100 greatest guitar solos of all time. I wrote many of the entries and will repost a bunch of them over the next month or so. I've been listening to Mark Knopfler's new album Privateering,…
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First One Way Out Review is in – Booklist

Highlights from the starred review in Booklist: Perhaps no music journalist has written as extensively about the Allman Brothers Band as Paul...and his deep familiarity with the band and its music shows everywhere in this fluid account. Framed…
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One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band… Coming Soon!

Just a Friday reminder...  It's Coming soon - February 18, 2014 St. Martin’s will be publishing One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band on February 18, 2014, to coincide with the band’s 45th anniversary. This…
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New Warren Haynes interview

My latest interview with Warren Haynes is out in the latest Guitar World... November 2013 issue, on sale now... Go buy it! We discuss Gov't Mule's new album Shout! and the symphonic Jerry Garcia tour. A tiny sample: GW: It’s been four…
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An Interview with Warren Haynes: Gov’t Mule’s Georgia Bootleg Box

  Please check out my Amazon Ebook One Way Out: An Oral History of the Allman Brothers Band (Kindle Single). Gov’t Mule recently released the first installment in their 'Bootleg Series.’ The Georgia Bootleg Box is a 6-disc…

Fishing with Capt. Mickey, aka Dean Ween

Mickey Melchiondo aka Dean Ween of New Hope, PA has been my bud for about 20 years. It's not like we talk all the time, but our friendship has endured for a long time. It was all based on the simple fact that I loved his music with Ween.…
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One Way Out: An Oral History of the Allman Brothers Band

"No one knows the ins and outs of the Allman Brothers Band better than Alan Paul.”              --Warren Haynes One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band will be released by St. Martin’s on February 18,…

Robby Krieger breaks down The Doors’ LA Woman – final album recorded with Jim Morrison

LA CONFIDENTIAL Originally published in March, 2012 issue of Guitar World. The Doors were at a low point in December 1970, when they gathered to record their sixth studio album. They had been banned from performing after singer Jim Morrison’s…

Behind the scenes of James Brown’s “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)”…Yep, I interviewed him.

In 1999, Guitar World devoted an entire issue to the 30th anniversary of 1969, which we proclaimed the greatest year in rock. I wrote the histories of several landmark albums, including James Brown's "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)."…