Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Jam Bands

March 25, 2015

This summer is going to be a bittersweet time for fans of jam bands. If the pain over the end of the Allman Brothers wasn't fresh enough, the Grateful Dead are now about to bow out with a series of farewell shows. Thankfully, Phish hit the road in...


Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Jam Band of All Time?

March 20, 2015

Phish announced dates for their annual summer tour this week, which includes the three-day Magnaball festival in Watkins Glen, New York. It kicks off not long after Trey Anastasio fronts the Dead for their farewell shows at Chicago's Soldier...


'Midnight Rider' Director Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

March 9, 2015

UPDATE: A judge has found Midnight Rider's first assistant director, Hillary Schwartz, guilty of criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter after a brief hearing, according to Variety. He sentenced her to 10 years probation. She must also pay...



20 Best Reissues of 2014

December 18, 2014

Reissues are now, more and more, like airplane flights: an à la carte experience. Historical releases this year by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came in multiple iterations, with the level of bells, whistles and deep...


The Allmans' Last Stand

November 5, 2014

In a low, shy voice, he recalled the date – March 26th, 1969, in Jacksonville, Florida – when he first sang with the original lineup, started by his older brother, guitarist Duane Allman. "Never did I have any idea it would come to this,"...

Live Review

The Allman Brothers Band Take a Final Bow at Epic Beacon Gig

October 29, 2014

The only note of sentiment during the Allman Brothers Band's October 28th concert at New York's Beacon Theatre – their last at that venue and anywhere else, at least for the foreseeable future – came after more than four hours of music: three...


Allman Brothers' 'At Fillmore East' Expanded to Six-Disc Box Set

June 11, 2014

The Allman Brothers Band's classic 1971 live album At Fillmore East will be expanded into a six-disc box set, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, to include 15 previously unreleased performances. The group originally compiled the album from four sets recorded...


Gregg Allman Sued Over Biopic Accident Injuries

May 30, 2014

There has been so much drama on the set of the Allman Brothers biopic Midnight Rider that the story of the production of the film might deserve its own movie someday. Just a month after Gregg Allman asked for production on his own biopic be shut down...


Fricke's Picks: Blues & Speed With the Strypes & Allmans

April 3, 2014

"We're not playing blues or ska or punk – we're playing it all together," singer Ross Farrelly told me recently, describing the sound and moxy of supersonic Irish teens the Strypes for the band's first feature story in Rolling Stone. "I'd call it...


The Last Stand? Fricke on the Allman Brothers at Beacon

March 11, 2014

The first minutes of the Allman Brothers Band's March 8th concert at New York's Beacon Theater – the second of their 14 shows there this month – sounded a lot like goodbye: a free-form ascension of blues-cry guitars, rippled-drone organ and...


'Midnight Rider' May Not Have Been Allowed to Shoot During Fatal Crash

February 25, 2014

The accident that killed one crewmember and injured several others on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider may not have been given proper permission to shoot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Where Does Gregg Allman Rank on Rolling...


Derek Trucks Ending Allmans Run 'In a Full Blaze of Glory'

February 3, 2014

Fans of the Allman Brothers Band were shocked less than a month ago when guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes announced they were leaving the band at the end of 2014 to focus on their own projects. Now, Derek Trucks tells Rolling Stone he thinks...


Reissues of the Year

December 18, 2014

1. Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes Complete: The Boot­leg Series Vol. 11In 1967, Dylan was far off the pop-star grid: writing and recording with his '66 road warriors in upstate New York seclusion. The rough clatter of bar-gig covers, acutely re­flective...


Gregg Allman Plots Solo Tour

November 3, 2014

While the Allman Brothers Band hit the end of their long road together October 28th with a farewell concert at New York's Beacon Theatre, frontman Gregg Allman is showing no signs of slowing down. Just days after the Rock & Roll Hall...


Gregg Allman Biopic Facing Another Lawsuit

June 18, 2014

The Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider continues to find itself embroiled in legal drama. Following a February 20th train incident that resulted in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, the production company – Allman included – has been...


Allman Brothers Band Reveal Final October Tour Dates

June 2, 2014

The Allman Brothers Band have officially announced their final live shows, with six performances booked for late October at their legendary New York hot-spot the Beacon Theatre. Four of these gigs (Tuesday, October 21st; Wednesday, the 22nd; Friday, the...


Gregg Allman Drops Biopic Lawsuit

May 5, 2014

UPDATE (5/13): Allman has dropped the lawsuit against producers of his biopic Midnight Rider, according to AP. It was unclear if the movie would continue, but Allman's lawyer told a judge, "We have come together and reasoned with one another." Gregg...


Allman Brothers Postpone 4 Shows

March 23, 2014

UPDATE (3/24): The group has postponed their four remaining Beacon Theatre performances on March 25th, 26th, 28th and 29th while Allman recovers from bronchitis. The band said in a statement, "As a result of Mr. Allman’s illness, the Allman...


'Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman': First Look

March 4, 2014

In her new, just-released book, Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman, Galadrielle Allman offers a moving and poetic portrait of her late father, the legendary Allman Brothers Band guitarist. In this exclusive excerpt, the author...


Crewmember on Gregg Allman Biopic Killed in Accident

February 21, 2014

A second camera assistant was killed and multiple others injured during the shooting of Midnight Rider, the upcoming biopic based on the life of Allman Brothers Band founding member Gregg Allman, according to The Wrap. Where Does Gregg Allman Rank on...