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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 Brothers 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 TheWrap.com. 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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'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...
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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 ...
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Safetysuit Lives Up To Their Name; Debut Disc Out May 13

March 23rd, 2008 10:00am EDT
Safetysuit
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...
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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...
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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).
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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).
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Concert.TV And Relix Magazine Celebrate Jammuary

January 4th, 2007 11:51am EST
Phish
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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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 12

December 12th, 2006 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).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 20

November 20th, 2006 3:00am EST
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).
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Musicians Support Headcount.org With "Get Out And Vote" Email Campaign

November 2nd, 2006 11:04am EST
Dave Matthews Band
Non-partisan, non-profit voter registration organization HeadCount.org has enlisted the help of its artist partners to generate over one million e-mails to music fans reminding them to vote.

Dave Matthews Band kicked off the campaign on Tuesday, one week before the election, with an e-mail sent directly to the hundreds of thousands of fans on the band's private e-mail list.

"Election Day Is One Week Away," the e-mail read. "Dave Matthews Band wants to encourage everyone to let your voice be heard by remembering to vote on Election Day."

The message also contained a link to w...
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Guitar Legends JJ Cale and Eric Clapton Unite For An Epic, Soulful CD: "The Road To Escondido"

October 27th, 2006 12:56pm EDT
Eric Clapton
After years of admiring each other's musical masterworks and Clapton covers of Cale songs such as "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," guitar greats J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton have teamed up for the first time to create an original album together, The Road To Escondido. The 14 track CD was produced and recorded by the duo in August 2005 in California. The resulting music defies being labeled into any one category, but instead finds influence across the spectrum of blues, rock, country and folk. A hybrid sound that is unique musically, while still bearing the signature styles of Cale and Clap...
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Peter Frampton's Latest, "Fingerprints," Hits Stores Sept. 12

September 5th, 2006 11:40am EDT
Peter Frampton
"This is the album I've been waiting my entire life to make," says Peter Frampton of his remarkable new CD, Fingerprints. It's an impressive 14-tune collection of guitar mastery that crosses several musical borders, from funked-up R&B to razor-edged rockers to rootsy blues to country-flamed beauties to jazzy Django swing to reflective impressionism. And, on the disc, in what may come as a surprise to longtime fans, Frampton begs off singing to focus exclusively on the six-string.

"I've never done a complete collection of instrumentals," the Britain-born, Cincinnati-based Frampton says....
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"We Are The '80s" Series Celebrates The Hitmakers Of That Decade

August 1st, 2006 2:24pm EDT
We Are The 80s Albums
A quarter century after the premiere of MTV at 12:01 a.m., on August 1, 1981, the cataclysmic changes brought about by the first decade of the video revolution are continuing to be seen and heard in the music of today's twenty-somethings' artists. Celebrating Bangles, Loverboy, Eddie Money, and Scandal (all on Columbia/ Legacy), Bow Wow Wow and Rick Springfield (on RCA/Legacy), and A Flock Of Seagulls (on Jive/Legacy), the first seven We Are The '80s collections arrived in stores on July 18. The title of the series comes from the popular "We Are the '80s" blocks of video programming that r...
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Gov't Mule Get 'High & Mighty' August 22nd

July 18th, 2006 4:21pm EDT
Gov
Big riffs, massive grooves, and expansive improvisations are the hallmarks of Gov't Mule's legendary live shows. Likewise, their well-crafted songs feature larger-than-life characters bearing life's heaviest burdens, performed by four musicians – guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboard player Danny Louis, and bassist Andy Hess – whose powerful musicianship and chemistry along with their tireless work ethic have earned them the respect of their peers.

Their new ATO Records release, High & Mighty, produced by Haynes and Gordie Johnson (former leader of Canada's acc...
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Tom Petty Announces More Dates; The Strokes, John Mayer & Frank Black Open

July 10th, 2006 10:57am EDT
Tom Petty
With sold-out concerts -- including New York's Madison Square Garden and the 80,000-strong Bonnaroo -- house records set, and accolades like the Boston Globe's "one of the finest, most enduring outfits in rock'n'roll," Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers announce dates and support acts for Leg Three of their 2006 U.S. Summer Tour. The third leg, which includes headlining this year's Austin City Limits Festival and a return to the band's Gainesville, FL hometown, kicks off in Chicago on September 14 and will feature The Strokes on their first of several dates as support act. John Mayer and Frank B...
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Derek Trucks Band Release First DVD

June 22nd, 2006 11:59pm EDT
Derek Trucks Band
On July 11th Derek Trucks Band will release 'Songlines Live,' an electrifying concert film from a sold out live performance at the Park West in Chicago on January 28th, 2006 and the DTB's first-ever DVD. The 'Songlines Live' DVD combines live concert footage with in-depth interviews with Trucks and band members Todd Smallie - Bass & vocals, Yonrico Scott - Drums, percussion, & vocals, Kofi Burbridge - Keyboards, flute & vocals, Mike Mattison - Lead vocals and Count M'Butu - congas and percussion. 'Songlines Live' was mixed by producer/engineer Jay Joyce, who also produced the 'Songlines' al...
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