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Gregg Allman skips New York gigs due to bronchitis

March 24th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Gregg Allman
Gregg Allman was forced to skip two concerts with The Allman Brothers Band in New York after coming down with bronchitis.

The veteran rocker missed out on his shows at the Big Apple's iconic Beacon Theatre on Friday and Saturday night (21-22Mar14) as he was recovering from the illness.

Posts on the official Facebook page for the band updated fans with his status, asking that they send "healing vibes his way".

An update posted on Sunday (23Mar14) reads, "No guarantees but Gregg is improving and hopes to return to the stage for the last four Beacon shows."

The Allman Brothers Band began t...

Crew Member Struck & Killed By Train While Filming Gregg Allman Biopic

February 22nd, 2014 2:00pm EST
Crew Member Struck & Killed By Train While Filming Gregg Allman
A crew member working on the Allman Brothes biopic "Midnight Rider" died in a train accident in Wayne County, Ga., on Thursday. While filming a scene on a railroad trestle, second camera assistant Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, of Atlanta, was struck and killed.

The train had unexpectedly travelled down the tracks while the film's crew was doing camera tests, an official told Seven additional crew members were also injured. Two sustained serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

A spokesman for the film told WENN, "All of us on the production team are devastated ...

Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks quit The Allman Brothers Band

January 9th, 2014 3:20am EST
Warren Haynes
Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are leaving The Allman Brothers Band.

Gregg Allman and his iconic group are celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2014 and at the end of this year, two of its members will part ways with the band.

Haynes and Trucks, who have been with the group for 25 and 15 years respectively, announced the news in a statement that reads: "We are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavours and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part of the band."

Haynes leads the group Gov't Mule, while Trucks fronts his Derek Tru...

All-American Rejects' Tyson Ritter Cast As Gregg Allman In Biopic

December 16th, 2013 11:16am EST
The All-American Rejects
The All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter and Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn's actor son Wyatt are teaming up as Gregg and Duane Allman for a biopic.

CBGB director Randall Miller and his screenwriting partner Jody Savin announced the casting news for their new film Midnight Rider.

Miller tells WENN, "The world knows Tyson as a extraordinary musician and performer; now the world will know what an amazing actor he is as well.

"After meeting many of the hottest young actors in town we understood that to tell the Allman Brothers story with the utmost authenticity we needed actor/musici...

Gregg Allman To Wed For The Seventh Time

May 23rd, 2012 10:21pm EDT
Gregg Allman
The Allman Brothers Band star Gregg Allman is to wed a woman 40 years his junior.

The six-times divorced rocker, 64, told newsman Piers Morgan of his wedding plans during an appearance on his CNN talk show on Tuesday night - introducing the Brit to his 24-year-old fiancee, Shannon.

Asked how she feels about becoming Allman's seventh wife, the rock star intervened and said, "That's not what she's becoming. She's becoming wife number one. I don't have a wife. Haven't had one for years... This time, I am really in love."

And in a follow-up interview on breakfast show CBS This Morning, he in...

Gregg Allman Given All-Clear By Doctors For Book Tour

May 2nd, 2012 10:49pm EDT
Gregg Allman
Veteran rocker Gregg Allman's doctors have given him the all-clear to continue with a book tour after undergoing cardiac testing.

The Allman Brothers icon had to pull out of plans to promote his new memoir, My Cross to Bear, on a number of TV and radio shows last week after experiencing an irregular heartbeat following recent hernia surgery.

On Friday, he checked into the Mayo Clinic in Florida, where he received a liver transplant in 2010, and he has since been given the OK to return to his promotional duties.

The 62 year old, whose autobiography was released on Tuesday, will kick off t...

Fan Stabbed At Gregg Allman Concert

January 6th, 2012 5:17pm EST
Gregg Allman
A Tennessee man was treated for minor injuries after he was stabbed at a Gregg Allman concert on Wednesday.

The Allman Brothers Band founder was performing onstage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville when a fight broke out in the audience.

Security officials stepped in to break up the scuffle, but not before Ronald Sixt Jr. had been stabbed in the face after reportedly bumping into a fellow concert goer. He was transported to a hospital and treated for his injuries.

Police were called to the scene and Carl Darren Brothers, 44, was taken into custody and later charged with aggravated ...

Gregg Allman: 'I Feel Like Someone Hit Me With A Sledgehammer'

July 5th, 2011 3:25pm EDT
Gregg Allman
Rocker Gregg Allman is playing through the pain as he tours Europe - he feels like he's been hit "with a sledgehammer" a year after undergoing a liver transplant.

The Allman Brothers Band star went under the knife in his battle with Hepatitis C last summer, but he ignored pleas for a long recovery to get back on the road. Speaking about the operation, he tells Reuters, "(It was) the most horrendous pain I have ever been through."

He is currently performing a string of dates with his group The Gregg Allman Band, although he admits he's struggling through the shows.

Allman says, "I feel...

Gregg Allman To Write Autobiography

May 21st, 2011 1:33pm EDT
Gregg Allman
Rocker Gregg Allman is set to tell all about his colorful life in an autobiography.

The Allman Brothers Band star, who was married to Cher in the 1970s, has signed a book deal with bosses at William Morrow, part of HarperCollins Publishers.

The memoir is said to be an "unflinching" look at his brother and bandmate Duane's death from a motorcycle accident in the 1970s, Allman's substance abuse issues and his relationship with Cher.

Allman follows in the footsteps of rockers Keith Richards, Steven Tyler and Sammy Hagar, who have all recently published their memoirs.

The as-yet-untitle...

Gregg Allman Has Liver Transplant

June 23rd, 2010 8:36pm EDT
Gregg Allman
Rocker Gregg Allman has undergone a liver transplant in Florida.

It is hoped the surgery, which took place on Wednesday morning, will aid the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member in his battle with Hepatitis C.

A spokesman for the Allman Brothers star says, "He had a successful liver transplant operation at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He had been on a waiting list for the transplant and is looking forward to a speedy recovery."

Allman, 62, says, "I feel pretty good, considering everything that's happened. Everybody involved here - my doctors and nurses in the hospital and all the Allman ...

Dickey Betts Says Butch Trucks Fabricated Duane Allman-Robert Plant Feud

April 22nd, 2009 12:55pm EDT
Allman Brothers
Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts has blasted the band's drummer Butch Trucks - accusing him of fabricating a clash between late rock legend Duane Allman and Robert Plant.

In a recent interview with Relix magazine, Trucks recalled Allman's alleged fury over seeing Led Zeppelin rocker Plant prancing around on stage in velvet trousers during a concert in 1969. He claimed his former bandmate had to be held back from attacking Plant after the stage antics, and had lost all respect for his idol.

Trucks said: "Robert Plant starts running all over the stage with his velvet pa...

Taylor Hicks Goes 'The Distance' March 10; Win His New CD - Signed!

March 6th, 2009 6:00pm EST
Taylor Hicks
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Taylor Hicks will thrill longtime fans, and inspire new audiences, with the release of his anticipated new studio album, The Distance, on March 10. The album will be released on Hicks' Modern Whomp Records label and distributed through a partnership with independent artist services company Artist To Market (A2M). Debuting January 27 digitally is the first single "What's Right Is Right," a mid-tempo song about love and commitment, driven by funky keyboards and sax work.

Produced by Simon Climie (Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Faith Hill), and tapping ...

Bruce Springsteen Gets Top Tour Prize

November 22nd, 2008 2:02pm EST
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band claimed the coveted Top Tour honor at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Thursday night.

The group's Magic tour was also named 2008's Top Draw, and Springsteen's manager Jon Landau picked up the Top Manager honor at the Roosevelt Hotel prizegiving.

Country star Kenny Chesney claimed the Top Package award for the fourth time, and Miley Cyrus was named Breakthrough Act.

Meanwhile, the Spice Girls were named Top Boxscore award winners for their 17-show stand at the O2 Arena in London, and The Allman Brothers Band were h...

NOFX To Rock The National Democratic Convention

August 19th, 2008 2:46pm EDT
Punk veterans NOFX have joined the line-up at the U.S. Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.

The band, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will play its album Punk In Drublic in its entirety and in order on August 22. They will be followed onstage by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

My Morning Jacket and Black Keys will headline on the August 21 and The Allman Brothers will close the event on August 30.

The convention - a key landmark in Barack Obama's presidential campaign - will take place between August 25 and 28.

- NOFX Gallery

- My Morning Jacket...

The Allman Brothers Band Sue Label For $10 Million

August 12th, 2008 3:06pm EDT
The Allman Brothers Band
American rockers The Allman Brothers Band have launched a $10 million lawsuit against a record label over unpaid royalties.

The band is seeking payment from Universal Music Group (UMG) over royalties from compact disc sales and digital download services, including Apple's iTunes. The suit seeks payments from the sale of the band's songs recorded for their first label, Capricorn Records, between 1969 and 1980. Band members Greg Allman, Jai Johanny 'Jaimoe' Johanson, Butch Trucks and Dickey Betts are named as plaintiffs in the legal action.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal ...

'Rock Band 2' Setlist Revealed, See The Entire List

July 14th, 2008 3:35pm EDT
Rock Band 2
Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2, the next evolution of the groundbreaking Rock Band music platform. The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of Rock Band’s original set list and...

AARP Tour: Bands That Shouldn't Be Touring Anymore

June 24th, 2008 10:25am EDT
Steely Dan
Sometimes it seems like a band just doesn't know when to quit. Just imagine how many times you've heard some classic rock DJ try to pawn off front row tickets to Steely Dan, or how many advertisements you've seen for a free REO Speedwagon show at the naval base followed by fireworks and the Glen Hill retirement community brass band. While I'll admit that the willingness of these groups to play every major outdoor amphitheater each summer showcases their tenacity, it doesn't exactly work wonders for their dignity. After a while, playing to half-empty audiences of drunken suburbanites has to ...

Gregg Allman Pulls Out Of Bonnaroo Festival

April 16th, 2008 8:43am EDT
Gregg Allman
Gregg Allman's ongoing recovery from Hepatitis C has prompted the Allman Brothers Band to scrap their upcoming performance at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee.

The group announced it would be rescheduling a string of shows planned for May to allow Allman to fully recover from treatment, but it was hoped he'd be able to perform at Bonnaroo in June.

In a statement from Allman, the rocker said, "I'm getting better but I'm still tired. I need to be at 110 percent to do the shows the way we do them."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Hepatitis C Recovery Prompts Gregg Allman To Postpone Shows

March 28th, 2008 8:40am EDT
The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band have been forced to postpone a string of New York shows to let founding member Gregg Allman fully recover from Hepatitis C treatment.

The group was set to perform 15 shows at New York City's Beacon Theater in May, but these concerts will be rescheduled when Allman is fighting fit again.

A statement from the band reads: "For the past six months, Gregg Allman has been receiving scheduled treatments for Hepatitis C, a virus that, with these treatments, has become curable in recent years. The treatments so far have been successful and the virus has been eradic...

Safetysuit Lives Up To Their Name; Debut Disc Out May 13

March 23rd, 2008 10:00am EDT
Meet Safetysuit – four talented musicians from Tulsa who are as comfortable with their music as they are with each other. When asked what makes a good song, singer/guitarist Doug Brown replies with a simple answer, "quintessential good melody and good lyrics." This recipe clearly works for Safetysuit whose songs capture the grandeur and depth of U2, with an imaginative pop sensibility at its core and a dizzying wall of guitars as its backdrop.

After stirring up a huge buzz on Tulsa's local circuit under the name Crew, the band headed off to Nashville to record their first EP, playing g...

Top 10 Unnecessarily Long Songs

February 20th, 2008 2:14pm EST
Pink Floyd
Some of these songs have some good moments but just go on a little too long. Some of them have zero good moments, and then go on a little too long. What they all have in common is that they're too freaking long. Any of these guys ever hear of trimming the fat? Less is more? Your song is too damn long? Any of that ringing a bell, you bloated, self-indulgent rockers?

10. Gordon Lightfoot, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (1976)

Running Tme: 6:28

There are longer songs, yes, but there are no other songs quite like this one in that everything is sang in the exact same melody an...

Fascinating Facts

February 3rd, 2008 5:00pm EST
Tommy Lee Jones
Actor Tommy Lee Joneswas presented with the American Riviera Award at the 2008 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday.

Kid Rock has added former J. Geils frontman Peter Wolf and ex-Allman Brothers star Dickey Betts to his touring Rock And Roll Revival revue. The rap-rocker has already included Run DMC's Rev. Run, aka Joseph Simmons, to his live entourage.

Superproducer Timbaland has been named the U.K.'s biggest selling singles artist of 2007. Combined sales of his hit songs The Way I Are with Keri Hilson, Apologize with OneRepublic, Give It To Me featuring Nelly F...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 12

December 12th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jennifer Connelly
Happy Birthday to country singer Katrina Elam (1983), TV's "Blossom" Mayim Bialik (1975), WWE wrestling's Rey Mysterio, Jr. (1974), "Dark Water" actress Jennifer Connelly (1970), 80s pop-star drummer Sheila E. (1957), jazz musician Grover Washington, Jr. (1943; d. 1999), Allman Brother's Band singer/guitarist Dickie Betts (1943), singer/"psychic friend" Dionne Warwick (1940), singer Connie Francis (1938), "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker (1923), crooner Frank Sinatra (1915; 1998), actor Edward G. Robinson (1893; d. 1973), and Norwegian "Scream" artist Edvard Munch (1863; d. 1944).

Celebrity Birthdays, November 20

November 20th, 2007 3:00am EST
Bo Derek
Happy Birthday to singer Dierks Bentley (1975), Beastie Boy Michael Diamond a.k.a. "Mike D" (1965), actress Cathy Moriarty (1960), actress Sean Young (1959), actress Bo Derek (1956), solo artist and Eagle Joe Walsh (1947), guitarist Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band (1946), TV daredevil Super Dave Osborne (1942), comedian Dick Smothers (1939), game show host Richard Dawson (1932), U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (1925; d. 1968), and astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889).

Headcount Plans To Register Up To 200,000 New Voters Through Live Concerts

November 6th, 2007 2:32pm EST
Dave Matthews Band
HeadCount, the volunteer-run voter registration organization that registered nearly 50,000 voters in 2004 through alliances with Dave Matthews Band and other artists, has announced an ambitious plan to stage voter registration drives at more than 500 concerts over the next year, with a goal of registering 200,000 new voters.

HeadCount will be the only national organization to stage voter registration at concerts on a large scale in 2008, employing registration methods it has tested and perfected over the last three years.

Virginia McEnerney, the former Vice President of Corporate...

Ozzy Sings Dylan

July 25th, 2007 10:09am EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne is the unlikely choice to croon Bob Dylan's Masters Of War on a new metal reworking of the folk rocker's classics. Mountain stars Leslie West and Corky Laing have rearranged and recorded a collection of Dylan tunes and they asked Ozzy to join them in the studio.

The covers album also features Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes.

Osbourne is a longtime Mountain fan - he covered the group's Mississippi Queen on his Prince of Darkness box set in 2005.

-Ozzy Pics

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

2007 New Orleans Jazz Fest Compilation Released

July 12th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Jazz Fest
The 2007 New Orleans Jazz Fest Compilation Album is ready! The album contains 30 live tracks from 30 of this year's New Orleans Jazz Fest performers and represents a selection of the joyous and varied musical styles that have come to signify the essence of Jazz Fest. This year's festival marked a return to normal with record crowds and a stellar roster of artists that just goes to show what an incredible musical treasure the New Orleans Jazz Fest has become.

The 2007 Compilation Album is available on 3 CDs ($29.95) as well as downloads ($24) and includes performances from:

The Al...

Patti Smith's Upcoming Album 'Twelve' Covers Classic Songs

February 6th, 2007 10:33am EST
Patti Smith
Columbia Records will release "Twelve," the eagerly-anticipated album of "cover" versions of classic popular songs newly interpreted by the 2007 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Patti Smith, on Tuesday, April 17.

"Twelve" is Patti Smith's first album of new studio recordings since Trampin', her Columbia Records debut, was released in 2004, and is the artist's first-ever full-length collection of songs originally created by other performers.

On "Twelve," Patti Smith and her band -- Lenny Kaye (guitar), Jay Dee Daugherty (drums) and Tony Shanahan (bass, keyboards) -- work their mag...

Attend Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp for Just Under $10,000

January 12th, 2007 12:05pm EST
Steve Vai
Welcome to the Hotel California!! Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC) goes Hollywood (Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb. 15-19) -- giving campers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn rock from the masters. Over five-days -- and guided by a Who's Who of rock legends -- campers of all musical abilities and backgrounds will form bands, hone their skills, jam with their idols and become "rock stars." The camp culminates in a Battle of the Bands blowout at the House Of Blues on Sunset.

The camp's professors of rock include: Paul Stanley (KISS), Brian Wilson (Co-founder, The Beach Boys), Mickey...

Concert.TV And Relix Magazine Celebrate Jammuary

January 4th, 2007 11:51am EST
Relix, the magazine for music, and Concert.TV, the only television network dedicated to live music performances and documentaries, kick off the new year by kicking out the jams. Re-christening January "Jammuary," these two powerhouses in live music come together for the ultimate music television experience. Concert.TV is airing all the jamtasitc greats as determined by the Relix editorial staff, including Phish, Widespread Panic, Jerry Garcia Band, The Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule.

"Jam bands are among the biggest live attractions--consistently outperforming other forms of music...

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