Former Allman Brothers Band guitarst Dan Toler died Monday in Manatee County, Florida. He was 65. Toler had been battling Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) and couldn't play guitar or speak during his final months.
On March 5, Rounder Records will release Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, a deluxe, seven-disc box set. The set, which will sell for $139.98, contains Allman's best-known and most commercially successful recordings with the Allman Brothers Band and Derek and the Dominos, plus session work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Clarence Carter, King Curtis, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Arthur Conley, John Hammond, Doris Duke, Eric Quincy Tate, Herbie Mann and others.
As is tradition in recent years, the Allman Brothers Band have announced a 10-date residency in New York City in March. The legendary Southern rock troupe will take over the Beacon Theater March 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15 and 16.
Guitar Legends: Southern Rock brings you rebels, rednecks and triple-threat guitars spanning the seven years of the fast and furious southern rock life. From the story of Lynyrd Skynyrd to the lost interview with Duane Allman, you'll hear about your favorite Southern rock artists and learn how to play some of their greatest licks.
The Allman Brothers Band have disclosed the lineup and details for their Peach Music Festival, which takes place August 10 to 12 at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Sno Mountain Ski Area & Water Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania.