Nearly half a century has passed since the Allman Brothers Band released their ground-breaking eponymous debut album on Capricorn Records, in 1969. Combining elements of blues, rock, jazz and country, the Brothers forged a unique sound that emphasized virtuoso guitar playing, powerfully emotive vocals, and deft, inspired group interplay and improvisation.
In 2006, the four original members — Steve Howe, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes — reunited and have since released three successful studio albums: Phoenix, Omega and their latest, XXX (pronounced “Triple X”), a flawlessly executed album that continues to push the barriers of progressive rock.
In the new November 2012 issue of Guitar World, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong tells the story behind this year's most ambitious music project! He discusses the band's biggest move yet — the release of three new albums: ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!.