Hear Sharon Jones' Groovy Allman Brothers Cover

June 9, 2016

Sharon Jones performed a funky update of the Allman Brothers' standard "Midnight Rider" in a new video.    The forceful singer works with her usual backing group, the Dap-Kings, which had some musical reinforcements on this occasion, including...


Gregg Allman Enlists Frampton, ZZ Top for Laid Back Fest

April 4, 2016

Peter Frampton, ZZ Top, Jason Isbell and Marshall Tucker Band will hit the road this summer for Gregg Allman's Laid Back Festival. The second-annual edition, curated and headlined by the singer-songwriter himself, will travel to five American cities for...


Allman Brothers Band's Fillmore East Run: An Oral History

March 11, 2016

Forty-five years ago, on March 11th, 1971, the Allman Brothers Band took the stage at Bill Graham's vaunted Fillmore East Theater in New York for the first of a series of shows that are among the most celebrated in rock history. The Allmans...


Allman Brothers' Butch Trucks Talks Epic 1971 Radio Concert

March 8, 2016

On April 1st, one of the greatest shows from the Allman Brothers Band's most incendiary year on stage — a live radio concert from A&R Studios in New York on August 26th, 1971, aired over the free-form FM station WPLJ — will finally be...



Warren Haynes Talks Life After Allman Brothers

October 27, 2015

On October 28th, singer-guitarist Warren Haynes will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his final concert with the Allman Brothers Band — an epic and now legendary show at New York's Beacon Theater — by working. He is appearing...


Gregg Allman Previews Peach Fest, Talks Allmans Reunion

August 13, 2015

The Allman Brothers-curated Peach Festival returns for its fourth season of jammy vibes, screaming fiddles and drum circles this weekend, but, according to Gregg Allman, don't expect this to be the moment where his band, who took their final ride to...


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...


'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...


13 Best Things We Saw at Peach Fest 2015

August 17, 2015

Ironically, the first time the Peach Music Festival — founded by the Allman Brothers in 2012 — was held without its signature band in the lineup is the year the eclectic gathering found its identity. While Gregg Allman represented the...


See Gregg Allman's Sentimental 'Ain't Wastin' Time No More'

August 7, 2015

For his new live CD/DVD Back to Macon, GA, Gregg Allman returned to the small riverside town where the Allman Brothers Band first got their start, jamming on psychedelics in the local cemetery; the same place where, in 1971, his older brother and...


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...



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...


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...