Duane Allman had three primary Les Pauls during his time with the Allman Brothers Band. The 1957 goldtop that he played on the band’s first two albums as well as most of the Derek and the Dominos Layla sessions has been on display at the Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia.
Check out Dimebag Darrell’s “Whiskey Road,” an unreleased home demo from 2001 featuring the Pantera guitarist on all instruments. See below for a 30-second preview clip, and stay tuned for the complete song as well as a guitar transcription in the February 2015 issue of Guitar World.
On January 27, Gov’t Mule will release Sco-Mule, spotlighting two 1999 shows that the original trio of Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Matt Abts played with jazz guitarist John Scofield. The Atlanta performances, which also featured keyboardist Dr. Dan Matrazzo, have been widely traded, discussed and revered by Mule fans for 15 years.
At the end of 1964, Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds, a band still searching for their first hit. His replacement was a player of very different capabilities, a technical and sonic pioneer who helped propel the group from their former status as a blues covers act to become one of the most innovative and daring musical collectives working in the U.K.