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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…
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The story behind Southern Blood, Gregg Allman's stirring farewell album

Southern Blood was released one year ago yesterday. In honor of that and in memory of Gregg Allman, here is my story on the making of Southern Blood, originally published in The Wall Street Journal. It's still quite an emotional read for…
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That infamous interview with Duane Allman

On December 3, 1970, Duane Allman sat for an infamous interview with Dave Herman of New York's WABC. Why was it infamous? Well, he was pretty hopped up and he said some crazy stuff, and some not-so-nice things about being a husband and…

From the archives: Dickey Betts and his custom Gibsons

In 2001, I went out to Long Island to introduce Dickey Betts to Andy Aledort, who would be working with him on a column for Guitar World. Dickey only wanted to do interviews with me, but I assured him that if he met Andy he would love him. That…
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Albert Collins with the Allman Brothers

The great bluesman Albert "Iceman" Collins' final US tour was opening for the Allman Brothers on a Midwestern swing. Every night he would come out and play with the Brothers. On 7/1/93 at Deer Creek in Indiana, he joined them for their…
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Publishers Weekly Reviews One Way Out

Publishers Weekly weighs in with the second review of  One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. Obviously, Im pleased that it's positive, but I also really like the reading and interpretation. Thanks PW.  An excerpt:  "One…
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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…