Allman Brothers Band http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/481/all en Warren Haynes Offers Details on His Split with Allman Brothers Band http://www.guitarworld.com/warren-haynes-tells-story-behind-his-split-allman-brothers-band <!--paging_filter--><p>When Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced their intentions to leave the <a href="http://allmanbrothersband.com/">Allman Brothers Band</a> in early 2014, it seemed to most people that the two guitarists were stepping down independently of the rest of the band.</p> <p>But as Warren Haynes reveals in the July 2015 issue of <em><a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/warren-haynes-reveals-the-truth-behind-his-and-derek-trucks-split-with-the-allmans/52566">Guitar Player,</a></em> what happened behind the scenes was much more complicated.</p> <p>As he told GP's Jimmy Leslie:</p> <p>“The way that actually went down is very confusing. During several meetings over about a three-year span, the band decided to call it quits after the 45th anniversary. As it got closer and closer to fruition, at least one band member started getting cold feet—but keeping it together wasn’t a possibility for Derek or I. We had already made plans well beyond the next year or two.</p> <p>“It all came about when [Allman Brothers drummer] Butch [Trucks] ‘accidentally on purpose’ told a small group of people on a Jam Cruise that Derek was leaving the band, which was not true. Writers from <em>Relix</em> and <em>Rolling Stone</em> were on the boat. They called ABB manager Bert Holman, who claimed he didn’t know anything about it.</p> <p>“ ‘We’ll give you a few days to sort it out,’ they said, ‘but we’re going to have to write something.’</p> <p>“ ‘I feel like I’ve got to make a statement either way,’ Derek told me on the phone.</p> <p>“ ‘For five or six years we’ve been saying that if one of us left the band, then we would both leave, because neither wants to be there without the other,’ I responded.</p> <p>“So we decided to make a joint statement, even though it convoluted the truth that it was a group decision to stop in 2014. It turned into an interpretation that he and I made that decision. People eventually saw so many different statements that nobody knew what to believe.”</p> <p>For more of this interview with Haynes—including a discussion of his gear, setups, new solo album <em>Ashes and Dust</em>, the Sco-Mule archival release of a 1999 Gov’t Mule performance with John Scofield and his legacy with the Allmans—check out the July 2015 issue of <em><a href="http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/warren-haynes-reveals-the-truth-behind-his-and-derek-trucks-split-with-the-allmans/52566">Guitar Player.</a></em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zXmQsKSnOTY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/warren-haynes">Warren Haynes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/warren-haynes-tells-story-behind-his-split-allman-brothers-band#comments Allman Brothers Band Guitar Player Warren Haynes Interviews News Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:08:28 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24728 at http://www.guitarworld.com Top 10 Best (and Worst) Comeback Albums of All Time http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-best-and-worst-comeback-albums-all-time <!--paging_filter--><p><em>"Don't call it a comeback / I've been here for years."</em> </p> <p>So said LL Cool J in the title track from 1990's <em>Mama Said Knock You Out</em>, which came out when many fans and critics thought his career was just barely limping along. </p> <p>The album turned out to be a massive critical and commercial success. So, with our apologies to Mr. Cool J, we <em>are</em> calling it comeback. </p> <p>Because a comeback—as defined here at <em>Guitar World</em>—is any critically and/or commercially successful or significant album that follows a career-altering absence (breakup, retirement) or low point (death of band members, "dead" careers, being dropped by your label, critical uber-flops, telling a London audience that you're ashamed that George W. Bush is from Texas ...). </p> <p>So, with that in mind, here's our list of the 10 best (and worst) comeback albums of all time. </p> <p><strong>10. U2 — <em>All That You Can’t Leave Behind</em> (2000)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> Sitting-on-top-of-the-world stadium rockers U2 took some chances in the '90s, releasing three adventurous, occasionally bizarre albums. The last of the bunch, 1997's <em>Pop</em>, the techno-, dance- and electronica-influenced culmination of their self-inflicted reinvention, was harshly panned and widely misunderstood. It was as if fans and critics collectively said, "Enough already, guys." </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> <em>All That You Can't Leave Behind</em> was, in every respect, a homecoming. With producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno back at the helm, the band returned to its classic sound (although brilliantly updated) with an emphasis on grand melodies and a renewed reliance on guitar, bass and drums. <em>Rolling Stone</em> called it U2's third masterpiece, next to <em>The Joshua Tree</em> and <em>Achtung Baby</em>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/co6WMzDOh1o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>09. Allman Brothers Band — <em>Brothers and Sisters</em> (1973)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> Allman Brothers Band co-founder and slide guitar master Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in late 1971 while the band was recording <em>Eat A Peach</em>. As if that wasn't terrible enough, bassist Berry Oakley was killed the same way—in the same Georgia town—one year later. Although the band—fortified by talented replacements—forged ahead, it was as if a dark cloud had found them and decided to stick around for a spell. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> The album that would follow the band's tragedies, <em>Brothers And Sisters</em>, was, by far, their greatest success, settling in for five longs weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. albums chart. It also was a high point for guitarist Dickey Betts, whose composition, "Ramblin' Man," would become the band's only hit single, reaching No. 2 on the charts. The album featured two more eternal FM radio staples, "Southbound" and "Jessica," both written by Betts. Simply put, it was the band's—and Betts'—commercial high point.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6VxoXn-0Ezs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>08. Foo Fighters — <em>Foo Fighters</em> (1995)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> There's no doubt that Nirvana changed everything, and that by 1994 they were one of, if not <em>the</em> biggest band in the world. For a few years, all of the United States felt like Seattle, and the sale of thrift-store sweaters was at an all-time high. That is, until the suicide of lead singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain in April of that year. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> It would take one hell of an effort for anything Dave Grohl released from that point on to not be considered a mere footnote in the history of Nirvana. The fact that we now know Grohl as one of the biggest personalities in rock—who also has shared the stage with the likes of Jimmy Page and plays in a band with John Paul Jones—is a testament to his tenacity and talent for crafting memorable hooks. </p> <p>It could be argued that the second Foo Fighters album (and their first as a real band), <em>The Colour and the Shape,</em> is better suited for this position because it spawned the first mega-hits for the band, but the first Foos album was Dave Grohl playing everything himself, a lone man trying to forge ahead and create something meaningful after the demise of the biggest band on the planet. If that's not the meaning of a comeback, we don't know what is. </p> <object width="620" height="365"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/X_rTTsZZ9KE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/X_rTTsZZ9KE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object> <hr /> <p><strong>07. Metallica — <em>Death Magnetic</em> (2008)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> Napster, Tom Cruise film soundtracks, <em>St. Anger.</em> Let's face it, the turn of this century was not kind to Metallica when it came to public opinion. </p> <p>Their latest, guitar-solo-free album had left fans more confused than betrayed, and the follow-up film, <em>Some Kind of Monster</em>, showed the band in a new, vulnerable light that left fans of <em>Ride the Lightning</em> scratching their heads. It would take one hell of an album to get the image of the band in group therapy talking about feelings out of the heads of fans. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> Enter <em>Death Magnetic</em>. While the album itself was met with some criticism—mainly for its over-compressed sound—there's no doubt that it re-ignited interest in the band's thrashier roots and made people forget about "I Disappear," perhaps for good. One might even venture to say that, had the band made another <em>St. Anger</em> or <em>Load</em>, the Big Four shows might not have ever happened. Can anyone imagine Kerry King, Dave Mustaine, Charlie Benante and others joining James and crew onstage for a rendition of "Tuesday's Gone"? Didn't think so. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sqA0V8UoOVo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </p> <hr /> <p><strong>06. Johnny Cash — <em>American Recordings</em> (1994)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> Although Johnny Cash never really went away (much like LL Cool J), during the 1980s, record sales and support from his longtime label, Columbia, were at all-time lows. After putting out a string of fine yet occasionally overproduced albums (Check out his cheesy cover of CCR's "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" from 1985's <em>Rainbow</em> album), Cash found himself without a label in the early '90s. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> Enter Rick Rubin. The producer, known for his work with A-list hip-hop artists and heavy metal bands, offered Cash a contract with his label, American Recordings, and got right to work, stripping the Man in Black's sound down to the basics: voice and acoustic guitar. The album, considered his finest release since the late '60s, transformed Cash from museum piece to the ultimate in cool.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T8tGCVavS5s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>05. Aerosmith — <em>Pump</em> (1989)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> The early Eighties were not kind to Aerosmith. The had band lost both their guitarists by the time of the recording of <em>Rock in a Hard Place</em> (you know, the album with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay) and were in serious danger of being a footnote of Seventies American rock. </p> <p>Aerosmith in the mid-'Eighties can be summed up as this: When the movie <em>This Is Spinal Tap</em> came out, Steven Tyler actually thought the movie was about Aerosmith. In a 1997 interview, Brad Whitford was quoted as saying, "The first time Steven saw it, he didn't see any humor in it." </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> Sure, Run DMC gave them another taste of the spotlight, and <em>Permanent Vacation</em> gave us "Dude Looks Like a Lady" and "Rag Doll," but if anything is going to be called a comeback album for Aerosmith, it would have to be 1989's <em>Pump</em>. </p> <p>Commercially, <em>Pump</em> does have a slight edge over <em>Permanent Vacation</em>, with the latter going a measely five-times platinum as opposed to <em>Pump</em>'s seven-times, good enough to make it the second-best-selling Aerosmith album of all time behind <em>Toys in the Attic</em>. But beyond numbers, <em>Pump</em> just <em>felt</em> like an Aerosmith album (yes, even the horn section). That's not to knock the strong numbers on <em>Permanent Vacation</em>, but Steven Tyler singing about needing to get away to St. Tropez when the whole world was still wondering "Where were you?" may have been a bit premature. </p> <object width="620" height="365"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/h3Yrhv33Zb8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/h3Yrhv33Zb8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object> <hr /> <p><strong>04. John Lennon and Yoko Ono — <em>Double Fantasy</em> (1980)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> The mid-'70s weren't the best of times for John Lennon. He had endured a separation from Yoko Ono and a complicated lawsuit filed by Morris Levy (regarding breach of contract and the messy <em>Roots</em> / <em>Rock 'n' Roll</em> scandal), not to mention the disappointing — by former-Beatle standards — sales of his 1975 greatest-hits album, <em>Shaved Fish</em>. </p> <p>So, after taking part in a recording session for Ringo Starr's 1976 <em>Ringo's Rotogravure</em> album, Lennon made the shift from rock star to house husband, living a private, tame existence at the Dakota in New York City with Ono and their 1-year-old son, Sean. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> In 1980, after taking several years off, Lennon felt it was time to get back to work. Inspired and/or awakened by new music by Madness, The Pretenders and the B-52s, he decided it was "time to get out the old axe and wake the wife up," as he told <em>Rolling Stone</em>. The album he and Ono made, <em>Double Fantasy,</em> was the perfect comeback, representing a fresh start for a well-rested couple who were ready to greet the world again. The irony is that when Lennon was killed on December 8, 1980, <em>Double Fantasy</em> went from comeback to sad farewell.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iAJ2AoEwDvY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>03. Deep Purple — <em>Perfect Strangers</em> (1984)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> After releasing a string of heavy, successful albums between 1969 and 1973, including <em>Deep Purple In Rock, Made In Japan</em> and <em>Machine Head,</em> the classic "Mk II" lineup of Deep Purple — Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards) and Ian Paice (drums) — basically just fizzled out. By the mid-'70s, when only Lord and Paice remained (David Coverdale, Tommy Bolin and Glenn Hughes had come onboard), the band was just a shell of its former self. Their lackluster late-1975 album, <em>Come Taste the Band,</em> was sonic proof of that. Deep Purple disbanded in 1976.</p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> In 1984, Deep Purple regrouped — with the Mk II lineup, thankfully — and released <em>Perfect Strangers</em>, a major worldwide hit that went platinum in the U.S. The band reached back and dusted off its classic sound, spotlighting Gillan's ageless vocals and Blackmore's lightning-fast snake-charmer scales. The album spawned several radio hits and a tour that just kept on going — because people just couldn't taste enough of the band.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gZ_kez7WVUU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>02. Ozzy Osbourne — <em>Blizzard of Ozz</em> (1980)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> After two less-than-stellar releases from Black Sabbath — 1975's <em>Technical Ecstasy</em> and 1976's <em>Sabotage</em> — Ozzy Osbourne took a brief break from the band to work on a project he called "Blizzard of Ozz." At the request of the band, Ozzy dropped the project to return to the band for the recording of 1978's <em>Never Say Die!</em>, which brought tensions in the band to a new high. </p> <p>A myriad of drug problems and mounting tensions between Osbourne and Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi led to the group unanimously deciding to fire Ozzy. Within two years, the band had recorded <em>Heaven and Hell</em> with new vocalist Ronnie James Dio, which proved that the band could remain relevant without Osbourne. The question then became, could Ozzy pull himself out of the gutter and remain relevant as well? </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> It turns out all Ozzy needed was new management. Of course, not just any manager would do. It took then-girlfriend Sharon Arden (daughter of Sabbath manager Don Arden) to pull Ozzy out of his haze and set him to work on his "Blizzard of Ozz" project. With the help of bassist/lyricist Bos Daisley and a young guitar prodigy named Randy Rhoads, Ozzy finally finished the album, <em>Blizzard of Ozz</em>, which would re-ignite his career and eventually lead to his being one of the biggest personalities in rock and metal.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZcoweoZ6jpM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>01. AC/DC — <em>Back in Black</em> (1980)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> In late 1979, AC/DC unleashed <em>Highway to Hell</em> on the world. While not a departure in sound from their previous albums, the production efforts and arrangement contributions of producer Mutt Lange, alongside the wry lyricism of lead singer Bon Scott and always-fiery guitar efforts of Angus Young, made <em>Highway to Hell</em> the band's most commercial success to date. Less than six months later, Scott was found dead in the back of a car, having choked to death on his own vomit. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> Whether or not to continue the band without their charismatic frontman wasn't an easy choice for the remaining members of AC/DC, but after much soul-searching, the band recruited former Geordie singer Brian Johnson to try and fill the void left by Scott's death. </p> <p>Johnson had his own troubles after joining the band, struggling to pen lyrics he felt were up to the lofty standards set by his predecessor. As fate would have it, a storm rolling in one night over the Bahamas, where the band had retreated to in order to write, inspired the opening lyrics to "Hells Bells," the opening track from the ultimate comeback album — not to mention the second-highest-selling album of all time — <em>Back In Black</em>. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pAgnJDJN4VA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Next: Honorable Mentions</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Honorable Mentions</strong> </p> <p>Iron Maiden – <em>Brave New World</em> </p> <p>Eric Clapton – <em>461 Ocean Boulevard</em> </p> <p>Avenged Sevenfold - <em>Nightmare</em> </p> <p>Alice in Chains – <em>Black Gives Way To Blue</em> </p> <p>Van Halen – <em>5150</em> </p> <p>Red Hot Chili Peppers – <em>Californication</em> </p> <p>Celtic Frost - <em>Monotheist</em> </p> <p>Heaven &amp; Hell - <em>The Devil You Know</em> </p> <p>Judas Priest - <em>Painkiller</em> </p> <object width="620" height="365"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YlUKcNNmywk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/YlUKcNNmywk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object><p> </p> <p><strong>Next: The Top 10 Worst Comeback Albums of All Time</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Top 10 Worst Comeback Albums</strong></p> <p>01. Guns N' Roses - <em>Chinese Democracy</em> </p> <p>02. Iron Maiden - <em>The X Factor</em> </p> <p>03. Kiss - <em>Psycho Circus</em> </p> <p>04. Queen + Paul Rodgers - <em>The Cosmos Rocks</em> </p> <p>05. Aerosmith - <em>Done With Mirrors</em> </p> <p>06. Tony Iommi - <em>Seventh Star</em> </p> <p>07. Motley Crue - <em>Motley Crue</em> </p> <p>08. Poison - <em>Hollyweird</em> </p> <p>09. Ozzy Osbourne - <em>Down to Earth</em> </p> <p>10. Judas Priest - <em>Angel of Retribution</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-best-and-worst-comeback-albums-all-time#comments ACDC Aerosmith Allman Brothers Band Black Sabbath Dave Grohl Deep Purple Foo Fighters John Lennon Johnny Cash Metallica Ozzy Osbourne U2 Guitar World Lists News Features Wed, 13 May 2015 17:42:14 +0000 Damian Fanelli, Josh Hart 11377 at http://www.guitarworld.com Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Slide Guitar Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/essential-listening-10-great-slide-guitar-songs <!--paging_filter--><p>Not content with the status quo, industrious young guitar players have endeavored over the decades to make things more difficult for themselves. </p> <p>Some have tried playing the guitar behind their back, over their head, with their teeth, with their friends' teeth, etc. </p> <p>And then there was the inventive guitarist who, many decades ago, decided to slip a bottle over his finger and slide it along his guitar's strings to produce a magical sound (He probably emptied the bottle himself, if you know what I mean). </p> <p>While playing the guitar with your teeth is, was and always shall be a novelty, slide guitar—and slide guitarists—is and are here to stay. They actually started digging in their heels long before Robert Johnson made his haunting Delta blues recordings in Texas in the 1930s. </p> <p>Since Johnson's time, players—including guys like George Thorogood, Derek Trucks, Ry Cooder, Jerry Douglas and Roy Rogers—have built entire careers around slide guitar and its many stylistic varieties.</p> <p>Below, we present 10 tracks that represent essential listening in the world of slide guitar. Please note that we're sticking with regular ol' six-string guitar—no lap steel, sacred steel, pedal steel, etc. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) These songs are presented in no particular order. I repeat: These songs are presented in no particular order.</p> <p>Also, if you want to track down any of these tracks, you'll find all 10 original album covers in the photo gallery below. Enjoy!<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>The Allman Brothers Band, "Statesboro Blues" (Duane Allman)</strong></p> <p>A generation of blues-influenced rockers toyed with slide guitar for several years, slowly bringing it into mainstream music (Check out Jeff Beck's performance on "Evil Hearted You" by the Yardbirds), but no one dragged it into the modern era quite like Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band. He used the slide to imitate the sound of a blues harp—not to mention mesmerize countless concert goers who were knocked out by his dexterity and intensity. Perhaps his quintessential slide performance is the Allmans' <em>At Fillmore East</em> version of Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues." As <em>Rolling Stone</em> put it, it features the sort of playing that gives people chills. Of course, be sure to seek out other live versions of the song, including the one on the band's recently released <em>SUNY at Stonybrook</em> album.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ezPZxfS1jys" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Sonny Landreth, "Überesso"</strong></p> <p>Respected Louisiana-based slide player Sonny Landreth started appearing on music fans' radar in earnest after the release of the 2007 Crossroads Blues Festival DVD. It features a few tracks by Landreth (jamming with Eric Clapton and such), including the uber-exciting instrumental, "Überesso." Landreth's unique slide technique lets him fret notes and play chords and chord fragments behind the slide. He plays with the slide on his little finger, so his other fingers have more room to fret. Check out his performance of "Überesso" from the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival below. Yes, he's awesome.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sJ3IVTPPPLw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Steve Miller Band, "The Joker" (Steve Miller)</strong></p> <p>Although not primarily known as a slide player, Steve Miller put the slide to fun and creative use on his 1973 hit single, "The Joker," playing a hummable, tasteful slide solo for the masses (and imitating a whistle a few times in the process). Although it's no "Überesso" (See above), it shows that slide guitar has been invited to the chart-success party, especially in the early Seventies, much like our next selection ...</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DzSC2__LXk4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>George Harrison, "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)"</strong></p> <p>You'll read it in other roundups of great slide guitar songs—comments like, "Although he wasn't a virtuoso like these other players ... ." Yeah, whatever. OK, he wasn't Jeff Beck, Steve Howe or Ritchie Blackmore, but George Harrison, who, as a member of the Beatles, influenced millions of humans to play guitar, suddenly started playing slide guitar in 1969, inventing an entirely new "guitar persona" for himself. What he came up with was a distinctive, non-blues-based style that incorporated hints of Indian music, some pointers he picked up while learning sitar and other Beatles-esque odds and ends. While "My Sweet Lord" and Badfinger's "Day After Day" (featuring Harrison on slide) are better known, 1973's "Give Me Love" perfectly displays his new-found style. For some quality later work, check out "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7HGkdDuIZ4">Cheer Down</a>" from 1989 and "Any Road" from 2002.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s-KAvPbO8JY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Foghat, "Slow Ride" (Rod Price)</strong></p> <p>Staying in the Seventies for a moment, let us consider Foghat's "Slow Ride," another slide-based song that topped the charts. Perhaps the polar slide opposite of George Harrison, the heavily blues-influenced Rod "The Bottle" Price (Yes, they called him "The Bottle") let it all hang out in his solo near the fadeout of Foghat's signature track. Be sure to also check out Foghat's "Drivin' Wheel" and "Stone Blue." Price, a product of the UK, died in 2005.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GcCNcgoyG_0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Led Zeppelin, "In My Time of Dying" (Jimmy Page)</strong></p> <p>Although the "big three" guitarists who emerged from the Sixties rock scene in England—Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page — flirted with slide guitar at different points in their careers, none took it as far, or used it with as much success, as Page. For proof, just listen to "In My Time of Dying" from <em>Physical Graffiti</em>. The recording (the most popular version of a song Josh White recorded in the mid-Forties), features Page sliding away in open A (E / A / E / A / C# / E). Although Page also played slide on "When the Levee Breaks," "Traveling Riverside Blues" and "What Is and What Should Never Be," his distinctive slide style simply defines the powerful and dark "In My Time of Dying."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eoBKd0HXb9o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Elmore James, "Dust My Broom"</strong></p> <p>We've mentioned a few "blues influenced" players, which is basically another way of saying "players who were influenced by Elmore James." James—who was actually dubbed the "King of the Slide Guitar"—is best known for his 1951 version of "Dust My Broom (I Believe My Time Ain't Long)." The song's opening riff is one of the best-known and most influential slide guitar parts ever. Yes, it sounds a lot like what Robert Johnson played on his "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" several years earlier, but James played his riff on an electric guitar, pretty much claiming it for himself in the process and sending chills down the spine of a new generation. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LIGxeQKQs-0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Johnny Winter, "Highway 61 Revisited"</strong></p> <p>The lanky Texan (and former Brit) simply burns it up in his legendary cover of Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" from <em>Second Winter,</em> his second album. Be sure to <A href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjcOSmmTTiE">investigate the acoustic "Dallas" from Winter's self-titled 1969 album</a>. If you can convincingly play these two songs, it's time to hang up your T-square and/or apron and look for session work! </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yclRjptWlW8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Derek Trucks Band, "Sahib Teri Bandi/Maki Madni" (Derek Trucks)</strong></p> <p>The list takes an exotic turn with this middle-eastern-flavored track by Derek Trucks. With his deep Allman Brothers Band lineage, we know Trucks (and Warren Haynes, of course) can tackle roots rock, extended blues jams and more, but this 10-minute instrumental track from his 2006 album, <em>Songlines</em>, steps way out of those boundaries and truly shows what Trucks is capable of. He makes the guitar sound like an exotic instrument from a distant land and time. Check out this live performance from 2008, below. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/N65cP52NC8s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Rory Gallagher, "Want Ad Blues/Wanted Blues"</strong></p> <p>For our official acoustic entry, let's not forget the late, great Rory Gallagher, shown here playing a version of John Lee Hooker's "Wanted Blues." It's hard to believe this Irish master of the Stratocaster was also a ridiculously accomplished traditional blues slide player. By the way, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kGUXtEMbPU">in this brief video (Click here), Gallagher explains some slide basics. Be sure to check it out.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/88eLFmaVDdg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Damian Fanelli is the online managing editor at </em>Guitar World<em>. He's a B-bending guitarist who collects B-bender-equipped guitars; he has four (sort of five, actually) at the moment. Follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/DamianFanelli">Twitter.</a></em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/duane-allman">Duane Allman</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/george-harrison">George Harrison</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/derek-trucks">Derek Trucks</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/johnny-winter">Johnny Winter</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/elmore-james">Elmore James</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/essential-listening-10-great-slide-guitar-songs#comments Allman Brothers Band Damian Fanelli Derek Trucks Duane Allman Elmore James George Harrison Jimmy Page Rory Gallagher Videos News Features Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:32:26 +0000 Damian Fanelli 17948 at http://www.guitarworld.com In Deep with Andy Aledort: Slidedog — the Slide Guitar Mastery of Duane Allman http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-slidedog-slide-guitar-mastery-duane-allman <!--paging_filter--><p>Last month, we examined the guitar genius of the great Duane Allman, who, as founder of the Allman Brothers Band, rose to prominence as one of the greatest and universally heralded blues-rock guitarists of all time. </p> <p>In honor of the expansive new box set from Rounder Records, <em>Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective</em>, we focused on his single-note soloing on classic Allman Brothers’ cuts like “Stormy Monday” and “Whipping Post.” This month’s column is dedicated to Duane’s mastery of the art of slide guitar.</p> <p>Duane possessed an instantly recognizable sound on electric slide, earmarked by masterful phrasing and smooth, “singing” vibrato.</p> <p>Great examples of his slide guitar prowess include “Trouble No More” and “Dreams” from the band’s debut release, <em>The Allman Brothers Band</em>; “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’,” from <em>Idlewild South</em>; “Statesboro Blues” and “Done Somebody Wrong” from <em>At Fillmore East</em>; and “One Way Out” from <em>Eat a Peach</em>. </p> <p>He also lent inspired slide work to the title track and many others on the Derek and the Dominoes album <em>Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs</em>.</p> <p> Incredibly, Duane had been playing slide guitar for only about a year at the time of the band’s debut release. He recalled, “I heard Ry Cooder playing slide on Taj Mahal’s debut album, and I said, ‘Man, that’s for me.’ ” Brother Gregg Allman concurs. “He just picked it up and started burnin’. He was a natural.”</p> <p> For slide playing, Duane wore a small glass Coricidin bottle (Coricidin was a cold medication) on his ring finger. He usually played slide in open tunings, most often open E (low to high, E B E G# B E) and occasionally open A (E A E A C# E). He also played slide in standard tuning on songs such as “Dreams” and “Mountain Jam.” </p> <p>In the early days, Duane would retune his gold-top Gibson Les Paul between songs in order to play slide. Later, co-guitarist Dickey Betts gave Duane a two-pickup 1961 Gibson SG/Les Paul Standard that was used solely for slide playing. The design of the SG, with its double-cutaway body, is well suited to slide work, allowing easy access to the upper regions of the fretboard.</p> <p> Duane chose to wear the SG high on his body to facilitate navigating the board overall. The musical examples in this column focus on the use of open E tuning for slide. <strong>FIGURE 1</strong> illustrates how to tune to open E: the sixth, second and first strings are tuned normally (E, B and E); the fifth and fourth strings are tuned one whole step higher (A to B and D to E); and the third string is tuned one half step higher (G to G#). The resulting tuning is, low to high, E B E G# B E. Strumming across all of the open strings sounds an E major chord.</p> <p>The same is true when barring or placing the slide across all of the strings at the 12th fret. Likewise, barring a finger or placing the slide across all of the strings at any given fret will form a major chord, as shown in <strong>FIGURE 2.</strong> A great majority of slide licks in open E tuning are formed by moving back and forth between a two-fret span of the fretboard.</p> <p><strong>FIGURE 3</strong> illustrates one such pattern, which forms an E hybrid scale, one that combines elements of E minor pentatonic (E G A B D) and E major pentatonic (E F# G# B C#). Two notes are sounded on each string at either the 10th or 12th fret, and three notes are sounded on<br /> the fifth string with the inclusion of Gs, at the ninth fret. </p> <p>Practice this pattern by first fretting normally, and then play it using the slide. Some basic rules for slide playing: For proper intonation, you’ll want to, in most cases, position the slide directly over and parallel to the fret wire. Apply only enough pressure against the string to sound a note clearly; do not allow the slide to “bang” into the frets. Also, lightly lay unused fret-hand fingers across the strings behind the slide to help suppress unwanted overtones and ghost notes.</p> <p> When playing slide, Duane fingerpicked exclusively, using his thumb, index and middle fingers to pick the strings. A major element in the uniqueness of his sound was his pick-hand muting techniques: while one finger picked a string, the other two were used for muting. </p> <p>For example, when he picked a string with his thumb, his index and middle fingers would rest lightly on the higher strings, muting them; when he picked a string with his index finger, his thumb would mute the lower strings; and when he picked with his middle finger, he would mute the string with his thumb and index fingers. This technique afforded Duane’s slide playing unparalleled clarity and precision. An essential slide exercise involves sliding back and forth between notes of the E hybrid scale, with careful attention paid to playing “in tune.” </p> <p> <strong>FIGURES 4 and 5</strong> offer two different ways one can practice sliding to and from each note in this position. One of the most common vehicles for slide soloing in blues and rock is the 12-bar blues shuffle. <strong>FIGURE 6</strong> illustrates a basic shuffle rhythm part played in the key of E using open E tuning. Use only conventional fretting (no slide) to perform this part. <strong>FIGURE 7</strong> offers an example of how to play a slide solo over this rhythm part: repeatedly moving the slide back and forth (higher and lower) on the fretboard creates the sound of a slide vibrato. </p> <p>The “width” of this movement, as well as the speed, is every player’s choice; strive to keep the center of the vibrato movement over the fret for proper intonation. The aforementioned “Statesboro Blues” and “One Way Out” are celebrated slide guitar masterpieces. <strong>FIGURE 8</strong> illustrates a “Statesboro Blues”-like solo, and <strong>FIGURE 9</strong> offers a solo in the style of “One Way Out.”</p> <p>Work through each example carefully, and for inspiration, listen to the recordings and pay strict attention to every detail in Duane’s articulation.</p> <p><strong>PART ONE</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yJjV1-7ZMd4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-20%20at%2011.59.04%20AM.png" width="620" height="669" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.59.04 AM.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-20%20at%2011.59.51%20AM.png" width="620" height="340" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.59.51 AM.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-20%20at%2012.00.12%20PM.png" width="620" height="435" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 12.00.12 PM.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-11-20%20at%2012.00.35%20PM.png" width="620" height="670" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 12.00.35 PM.png" /><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>PART TWO</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience2294181381001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2294181381001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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She made sure that both guitars made it to the Beacon, along with Duane’s goldtop, for the Allman Brothers Band’s final performances this past October.</p> <p>“I’ve always wanted to see them play the guitars, knowing that it would be amazing for everyone,” Galadrielle says. “It’s a daunting thing to try to imagine these fragile and valuable things out in the world, and it had to be the right time and place.”</p> <p>The guitars’ histories are long and varied. In September 1970, Duane traded the goldtop for the cherry burst after swapping the pickups between the instruments. The cherry burst became his primary guitar, heard on <em>At Fillmore East</em>. In June 1971, guitar dealer Kurt Linhof sold Duane the dark burst, which became his main guitar until his death on October 29, 1971.</p> <p> According to Galadrielle’s moving memoir, <em>Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father</em>, Duane Allman, her mother Donna took the cherryburst from Duane’s apartment after his death and soon lent it to a musician friend—who had introduced Duane and Donna. She asked him to return it when her daughter was 21. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-january-15-ac-dc?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=AlanPaulSidebar">[[ For more about the Allman Brothers' six-night run at New York City's Beacon Theatre, pick up the January 2015 issue of Guitar World! ]]</a></strong></p> <p>Gregg had the darkburst, but the band’s road manager Twiggs Lyndon was worried about its fate. A classic car aficionado, Lyndon traded Gregg a 1939 Ford Opera coupe for the guitar, determined to hold it for Galadrielle until she was “old enough not to give it to the first guitar player she dated.” He took the guitar on tour with the Dixie Dregs, and it was on the road with him and band when Lyndon died in a skydiving accident in 1979. </p> <p>Dregs guitarist Steve Morse safeguarded the guitar for over a decade, recording several tracks with it. On April 2, 1990, Twiggs’ brother Skoots Lyndon met Donna Allman at Duane’s Macon grave and presented her with the guitar for her daughter. </p> <p>Fittingly, it was Skoots who traveled to Cleveland to transport the guitars to New York, guarding them with the expected vigilance. After decades behind glass, both guitars were not in playable shape. Lyndon, who is on the Deep Purple crew, asked Morse guitar tech Tommy Alderson to prep the guitars. He began working on them at 10:30 at night on an ironing boarding in room 805 of the Millburn Hotel, pronouncing them done at about three in the morning.</p> <p> “I kept it really simple because they are very fragile,” Alderson says. “I cleaned the pots real good and got the intonation as right on as you can get with flattened frets. I flattened the necks with the truss rod so I could measure and set the bridge so it didn’t buzz or fret out.” </p> <p>Alderson was struck in particular by the pickup setup on the cherry burst. “They are set different than anything I’ve ever encountered,” he says, “dropped down a fair amount below the pickup ring. The pickup pole adjustments had the screws turned up so they would pick up the signal. Also unusual, the bridge pickup is a lot weaker than the neck pickup. I plugged it in and put it in the middle, and it was the ‘One Way Out’ sound. It was just crazy to hear.” </p> <p>The guitars’ unique sounds were apparent the moment Haynes and Trucks played them. </p> <p>“You plug them in and the sound of Duane is unmistakable,” Haynes says. </p> <p>“The sound is so distinct and powerful,” adds Derek Trucks. “There was definitely some extra spirit in the room. At one point, [his uncle, drummer] Butch looked down, saw I was playing Duane’s goldtop and was really struck.” </p> <p>“It was during ‘Dreams,’ ” Butch recalls. “And seeing and hearing Derek play the solo on the guitar Duane used was very emotional.”</p> <p><em>Alan Paul is the author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/One-Way-Out-History-Brothers/dp/1250040493">One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.</a></em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/duane-allman">Duane Allman</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/duane-allman-s-three-beloved-les-pauls-are-reunited-onstage-allman-brothers-final-stand#comments Alan Paul Allman Brothers Band Duane Allman January 2015 News Features Magazine Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:11:13 +0000 Alan Paul 23074 at http://www.guitarworld.com In Deep: Tribute to the Musical Genius and Signature Lead Guitar Style of Duane Allman http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-tribute-musical-genius-and-signature-lead-guitar-style-duane-allman <!--paging_filter--><p>A true original, the late, great virtuoso guitarist Duane Allman led the Allman Brothers Band into rock history with his ferocious, deeply expressive and trailblazing guitar work. </p> <p>Rounder Records offers ample testimony to the beauty as well as the breadth of Duane’s recorded work in the new, beautifully compiled box set <em>Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective</em>. In this edition of In Deep, we will examine some of the key elements of Duane’s signature style as a lead guitarist. </p> <p>One of the best examples of the genius of Duane Allman can be found on the timeless, classic live album, At Fillmore East (1971), which captures the Allman Brothers Band live in concert at the peak of their powers. </p> <p>Duane’s razor-sharp articulation and masterful touch abound, starting with the slide guitar tour de force “Statesboro Blues,” through the smoldering slow blues “Stormy Monday” and continuing through the fiery, aggressive solos performed on “Whipping Post,” “You Don’t Love Me” and other great tracks.</p> <p>Duane’s rich, warm tone was achieved via his main ax, a 1958 tobacco sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard, played through Marshall<br /> “Plexi” 50- and 100-watt heads, usually running two 4x12 Marshall bottoms. For additional distortion, he very occasionally used a Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face, usually in the studio. </p> <p>A key to Duane’s virtuosity was the fact that, like Jimi Hendrix, he had extensive experience as a session guitarist, working closely alongside R&amp;B greats like Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and King Curtis. Through his studio work, Duane had developed a great sense of rhythm as well as a keen understanding of economy, in terms of phrasing.</p> <p>This understanding resulted in improvised solos that remained cohesive and conversational no matter how long they stretched out or how far they roamed from the original starting point. For this column, let’s use two of Duane’s signature songs, “Stormy Monday” and “Whipping Post,” as our points of focus.</p> <p>“Stormy Monday,” written and originally recorded by blues great T-Bone Walker, is played in the key of G. For soloing, Duane relied primarily on a few standard “bluesapproved” scales. <strong>FIGURE 1</strong> illustrates a scale most guitar players are well familiar with, G minor pentatonic (G Bf C D F), as played in third position. <strong>FIGURE 2</strong> illustrates the G blues scale, which is the same as G minor pentatonic but additionally includes the flatted fifth (f5), Df.</p> <p>Most blues players move alternately between minor and major pentatonic scales based on the same root note. Eric Clapton and B.B. King are two great examples of guitarists whose solos are almost always based on a combination of these two scales. <strong>FIGURE 3</strong> illustrates the G major pentatonic scale (G A B D E) in an extended pattern that diagonally traverses the fretboard from third to 12th positions.</p> <p>Duane often used a soloing device that can be traced to B.B. King, one of his biggest influences. King’s signature soloing approach combines the notes of minor and major pentatonic scales in a very specific fretboard pattern, or “shape.” The pattern, known as “B.B.’s box,” is illustrated in <strong>FIGURE 4</strong>. </p> <p>This small handful of notes can be ordered and phrased in nearly an infinite number of ways, resulting in many great blues licks. <strong>FIGURES 5–8</strong> offer four different ways in which Duane would use this shape as a jumping off point to improvised solo ideas.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/1%20to%207.png" width="620" height="615" alt="1 to 7.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/8%20to%20something.png" width="620" height="389" alt="8 to something.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/8%20part%202.png" width="839" height="504" alt="8 part 2.png" /></p> <p><strong>PART ONE OF THREE</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience2243315216001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2243315216001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><hr /> <p>Now let’s focus on soloing over a 12-bar slow blues form along the lines of “Stormy Monday” and in the style of Duane Allman, as illustrated in <strong>FIGURE 9</strong>. </p> <p>I begin in bars 1 and 2 with a melodic idea based on G major pentatonic, but in bar 3, I morph into G minor pentatonic by overbending the second, A, up and step and a half to the fourth, C. At the end of bar 4 into bar 5, I apply the overbending technique to E, the sixth, bending that note all the way up to the G root note, repeating the melodic motif into bar 6. </p> <p>When performing these bends, line up additional fingers behind the fretting finger—for example, reinforcing the ring finger with the middle finger or both the middle and index—to help it push the string. Doing so will give you better pitch control and stability when bending. The same is true for bend vibratos.</p> <p>Throughout the remainder of the example, I limit my movement to the eighth and 10th positions to demonstrate that a great amount of melodic invention can be found without moving up and down the fretboard. The intent here is to create lines that are expressive and vocal-like while also evoking a bit of the Duane-like focused intensity.</p> <p>For his “Whipping Post” solo, Duane drew primarily from the A Dorian mode (A B C D E Fs G), two fretboard patterns of which are shown in <strong>FIGURES 10 and 11</strong>. Both patterns are very useful for soloing, so you’ll want to memorize them thoroughly.</p> <p><strong>FIGURE 12</strong> offers an eight-bar solo along the lines of Duane’s “Whipping Post” solo. The song is played in 12/8 meter, which affords a lot of room for rhythmic creativity, and Duane made the most of the opportunity every time he played it. I begin this solo with a wholestep bend from the A root up to the second, B, followed by subtle movement down through the notes of the A Dorian mode. </p> <p>In bar 2, I play a quick repeated hammer/pull phrase that emphasizes two notes of a G major triad (G and B) before moving into a line based on A minor pentatonic (A C D E G).</p> <p>Bar 5 offers a unique rhythmic superimposition that Duane used often. Another classic Duane-ism is illustrated in bar 7, as quick pulloffs on the top three strings alternate back and forth in an ascending-and-descending manner.</p> <p>Try using your index and ring fingers to execute this phrase as well as your index and middle fingers and index and pinkie, or a combination of any of these. 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><p><img src="/files/imce-images/8%20part%202_0.png" width="620" height="372" alt="8 part 2_0.png" /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/duane-allman">Duane Allman</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/andy-aledort">Andy Aledort</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-tribute-musical-genius-and-signature-lead-guitar-style-duane-allman#comments Allman Brothers Band Andy Aledort Duane Allman In Deep May 2013 In Deep with Andy Aledort News Lessons Magazine Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:54:36 +0000 Andy Aledort 18091 at http://www.guitarworld.com Allman Brothers Band Perform Cream's "Politician" as Tribute to Jack Bruce http://www.guitarworld.com/allman-brothers-band-perform-creams-polititian-tribute-jack-bruce <!--paging_filter--><p>This past Saturday night, the Allman Brothers Band played the fourth of sixth shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre will be that bring their 45-year career to a close. </p> <p>Toward the end of the the band worked a cover of Cream's "Politician" into "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" as a tribute to Cream bassist Jack Bruce, who had died earlier that day. </p> <p>Warren Haynes handled vocals on the ABB debut of "Politician." Check it out below.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5MQWfEmgsIw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/cream">Cream</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jack-bruce">Jack Bruce</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/allman-brothers-band-perform-creams-polititian-tribute-jack-bruce#comments Allman Brothers Band Cream Jack Bruce Videos News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:44:29 +0000 Damian Fanelli 22677 at http://www.guitarworld.com For Sale: Nine Gibson Les Pauls Played by Warren Haynes at Final Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre Shows http://www.guitarworld.com/sale-nine-gibson-les-pauls-played-warren-haynes-final-allman-brothers-beacon-theatre-shows <!--paging_filter--><p>Thanks to an arrangement between the Gibson Custom Shop, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Warren Haynes, a special selection of Gibson guitars is now available to the public. </p> <p>Each of the nine hand-selected Les Pauls will be played by Haynes during one of the Allman Brothers Band’s final six shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre over the next week. </p> <p>All proceeds will benefit the <a href="http://www.thebighousemuseum.com/">Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia.</a> The purchase will be a tax-deductible donation. </p> <p>“These are great instruments for a great cause,” says Haynes, who has been playing the guitars during the band’s rehearsals. “Each of them is different, and each of them is great.”</p> <p>Each guitar will be photographed while being played on stage. Each also will be autographed by Haynes and will come with one of 20 limited-edition Big House commemorative medallions, featuring the museum’s iconic mushroom logo. Guitar buyers who will be at the Beacon might have an opportunity to be photographed with Haynes (with the guitar) before the show and take the guitar home after the performance.</p> <p>The guitars are 1957, ‘58 or ‘59 Custom Shop reissues and include one Goldtop, two faded Lemon Tops, one Washed Cherry, one Bourbon Burst, one Western Desert Fade, one Sun Tea burst and one Ice Tea.</p> <p><strong>Several of the instruments have already been sold. Anyone interested in purchasing one of the guitars should email info@thebighousemuseum.org.</strong></p> <p><em>Alan Paul is the author of </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250040493/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1250040493&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=alanpaulinchi-20">One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/warren-haynes">Warren Haynes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/sale-nine-gibson-les-pauls-played-warren-haynes-final-allman-brothers-beacon-theatre-shows#comments Allman Brothers Band Warren Haynes News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:20:53 +0000 Alan Paul 22627 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Semifinals — The Allman Brothers Band Vs. AC/DC http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-4-allman-brothers-band-vs-acdc-or-iron-maiden <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order, and you can check also out the entire bracket of matchups at the end of this page.</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Voting Closed!</h1> <p><strong>AC/DC</strong> (73.34 percent) obliterated <strong>THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND</strong> (26.66 percent). Thanks for voting! </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-final-showdown-allman-brothers-band-or-acdc-vs-queen">BE SURE TO VOTE IN OUR FINAL MATCHUP (AC/DC VS. QUEEN) RIGHT HERE!!!</a></strong></p> <h1>Let's Go to the Videos!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xdSbW2IcAks" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_W25lPno3FE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winner</h1> <p><strong>QUEEN</strong> (53.51 percent) just barely edged out <strong>RUSH</strong> (46.49 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far!</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket!</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Shoprite Bracket on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/241348384/Shoprite-Bracket" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Shoprite Bracket</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/241348384/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_91245" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a smelly Quebec Nordiques baseball cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting match-ups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning!</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/acdc">AC/DC</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-4-allman-brothers-band-vs-acdc-or-iron-maiden#comments AC/DC ACDC Allman Brothers Band Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Poll Polls News Features Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:25:51 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22446 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 3 — The Allman Brothers Band Vs. Rammstein http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-2-allman-brothers-band-vs-rammstein <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order, and you can check also out the entire bracket of matchups at the end of this page.</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Voting Closed!</h1> <p><STRONG>THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND</strong> (54.84) edged out <STRONG>RAMMSTEIN</strong> (45.16). Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Let's Go to the Videos!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_W25lPno3FE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JCPlrPuqgys" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Yesterday's Winner</h1> <p><strong>RUSH</strong> (63.76 percent) destroyed <STRONG>BLACK SABBATH</strong> (36.24 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far!</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View 32 Bracket Master File 5 Bracket on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/240974313/32-Bracket-Master-File-5-Bracket" style="text-decoration: underline;" >32 Bracket Master File 5 Bracket</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/240974313/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_93164" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting match-ups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning!</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/derek-trucks">Derek Trucks</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-2-allman-brothers-band-vs-rammstein#comments Allman Brothers Band Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Poll Polls Rammstein News Features Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:05:42 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22409 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitar World's Battle of the Greatest Live Bands: Round 1 — Foo Fighters Vs. The Allman Brothers Band http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-foo-fighters-vs-allman-brothers-band <!--paging_filter--><p>We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest rock touring seasons, collide.</p> <p>So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated this year, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you guys! — involved as we attempt to pinpoint rock's greatest live band or artist!</p> <p>Welcome to <em>Guitar World</em>'s official readers poll for September (It's the first readers poll we've conducted since November 2013, all you poll haters out there), the Battle of the Greatest Live Bands. It kicked off Wednesday, September 3.</p> <p>Although we (obviously) had thousands of artists and/or bands to choose from, we decided to narrow things down to a mere 32 names, which is perfect for a month's worth of intense — and fun (it's supposed to be fun, people!) matchups. All the artists were carefully selected by <em>Guitar World's</em> entire editorial staff. </p> <p><strong>Most importantly, note that this poll involves ONLY still-existing bands, so you won't get to watch the Doors duke it out with Led Zeppelin! Pantera will not go head to head with Cream. The Jimi Hendrix Experience will not compete with ... you get the idea.</strong></p> <p>Here are our 32 artists, in alphabetical order:</p> <p><strong>AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Dillinger Escape Plan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Jack White, Kiss, Korn, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Phish, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Tool, U2, Van Halen and ZZ Top.</strong><br /> <br /></p> <h1>How the Bracket Was Compiled</h1> <p>Here's how the bracket was — very unscientifically — compiled.</p> <p>We drew the artists' names out of a hat (It was, in fact, a Quebec Nordiques baseball-style cap) to help us create our bracket, which is available for your viewing pleasure below. Obviously, none of these of bands are ranked or come from a previously compiled list, so we chose purely random matchups to have as little impact as possible on the final outcome. We're actually pretty pleased with the way the bracket turned out!l</p> <p>Remember that, as with any poll, genre might occasionally clash against genre, so you'll just need to decide which artist has (or has had) the most to offer within his/their genre, perhaps which one has or had more natural talent or technical skill, which one had the biggest influence on other live acts, etc.</p> <p>Let's get started! As always, you can vote only once per matchup (once per device, that is), and we'll be posting matchups pretty much every day of the month, sometimes more than once per day, just to give you an early warning! </p> <p>This matchup finds <strong>FOO FIGHTERS</strong> going head to head with <strong>THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND</strong>!</p> <h1>Behold the Latest Bracket!</h1> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Foodstuffs Bracket on Scribd" href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/239197121/Foodstuffs-Bracket" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Foodstuffs Bracket</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="//www.scribd.com/embeds/239197121/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_51906" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Voting Closed!</h1> <p><strong>Guns N' Roses</strong> (50.24 percent) defeated <strong>Pearl Jam</strong> (49.76 percent) and <strong>the Allman Brothers Band</strong> (53 percent) defeated <strong>Foo Fighters</strong> (47 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far! Tell your friends to tell <em>their</em> friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far!</p> <h1>Yesterday's Winner</h1> <p><strong>SOUNDGARDEN</strong> (26.71 percent) were crushed by <strong>ZZ TOP</strong> (73.29 percent). Thanks for voting! Head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/battle-greatest-live-bands">HERE</a> to see every matchup so far. Tell your friends so that they, too, can see every matchup so far! You know they want to!</p> <h1>Let's Go to the Video!</h1> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OO-e8_-bMv8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NDP9cSVrs2E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/foo-fighters">Foo Fighters</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-battle-greatest-live-bands-round-1-foo-fighters-vs-allman-brothers-band#comments Allman Brothers Band Battle of the Greatest Live Bands Foo Fighters Poll Polls News Features Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:08:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22300 at http://www.guitarworld.com Allman Brothers Band: Compilation Producer Bill Levenson Talks Deluxe '1971 Fillmore East Recordings' http://www.guitarworld.com/allman-brothers-band-compilation-producer-bill-levenson-talks-deluxe-1971-fillmore-east-recordings <!--paging_filter--><p><em>The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East</em> has been considered rock’s best live album since its 1971 release. </p> <p>Recorded March 12 and 13, 1971, at the New York club, the album captured the original Allman Brothers Band at the peak of their powers, playing with verve, grace, intensity and seemingly telepathic communication. </p> <p>Guitarists Dickey Betts and Duane Allman finished one another’s phrases, spun beautiful leads off each other’s riffs and prodded themselves to guitar heights that have rarely, if ever, been equaled.</p> <p>Over the years, different versions have been issued, including the expanded <em>The Fillmore Concerts</em>, but the holy grail for Allmans fans has been hearing the many unreleased tracks from the shows, mostly stemming from Friday, March 12, as most of the album was culled from the final night.</p> <p>A new deluxe set, <em>The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings</em>, delivers almost all of the music played by the Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East during these shows in great, remastered sound. The set consists of six CDs or three Blu-ray discs, which are mixed for Surround Sound and bring the band’s performance to a shimmering new life. </p> <p>Duane Allman famously invited several guests, including soprano saxophonist Juicy Carter, harmonica player Thom Doucette and percussionist Bobby Caldwell (the drummer from the headlining Johnny Winter And), to sit in, much to the consternation of producer Tom Dowd. Dowd convinced the band to banish the horns for the second night and chose different versions of songs or edited out most of the guests’ contributions, which can now be heard — and mostly prove Dowd’s point.</p> <p>The final performance captured on the collection came a few months later, on June 27, 1971, the closing show of the Fillmore East. It includes promoter Bill Graham’s entire, ecstatic introduction, which concluded with “We’re going to round it out with the best of them all, the Allman Brothers Band.”</p> <p>We spoke with compilation producer Bill Levenson about the release.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: This set has been talked about for so long. Do you think it came out the same way it would have if you had done it any time in the last 20 years?</strong></p> <p>The main difference in the last year or two was the Blu-ray and Surround Sound. I don’t think we would have done that in the Nineties when we were first talking about it. I think that’s what doing it in 2014 brought us — a Blu-ray set.</p> <p>And I’m very excited about the Surround Sound. The goal was really to put the listener in the 10th row of the Fillmore, with everything in front of you and the reflections and the audience behind you. I grew up in New York and went into the Fillmore. It had a distinct sound, a fabulous sound, and you can feel the auditorium in any album recorded there. I was trying to recreate being in the Fillmore, and I do think we were able to capture the magic of what was in that hall.</p> <p><iframe src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:1UGlPSocDwycOOQeMNOVhx" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>”</p> <p><strong>Among other things, you finally brought us the sax stylings of Juicy Carter, which we’ve only been able to hear dabs of before. It’s really interesting but not hard to hear why Tom Dowd was upset about his sudden appearance during a recording.</strong></p> <p>Yes. What really made it work was just to find the place in the mix where it was forward but not too forward, dissonant but not too edgy. To be honest, there are moments where we buried him because he was went off in really dissonant tangents. It’s still there; you hear if you listen, but he’s been pulled back. During these times, he was playing two saxes at once — baritone and saxophone — and some of the playing gets really out there. </p> <p>It was really the magic of the fader.</p> <p><strong>This set scratched a lot of our itches, but a big one that remains is the first show, Thursday, March 11, which Tom Dowd said he recorded and which apparently featured a full horn section.</strong></p> <p>Thursday night is the blind spot for all of us. I’ve picked through the vaults hundreds of times, and there’s not even a hint of it existing, not even a reference somewhere. The only time it’s even mentioned is in a Tom Dowd interview, and he’s no longer with us to ask. But I am certain that there’s no tape, not even a tape that’s taped over … I just used everything we had.</p> <p><em>Alan Paul is the author of the best-selling book </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250040493/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1250040493&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=alanpaulinchi-20">One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band</a><em>. You can read an excerpt about the recording of </em>At Fillmore East<em> <a href="http://alanpaul.net/2014/08/one-way-out-excerpt-the-recording-of-at-fillmore-east/">here.</a></em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/duane-allman">Duane Allman</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/dickey-betts">Dickey Betts</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gregg-allman">Gregg Allman</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/allman-brothers-band-compilation-producer-bill-levenson-talks-deluxe-1971-fillmore-east-recordings#comments Allman Brothers Band Interviews News Features Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:34:49 +0000 Alan Paul 22115 at http://www.guitarworld.com The Allman Brothers Band Announce Their Final Shows http://www.guitarworld.com/allman-brothers-band-announce-their-final-shows <!--paging_filter--><p>The Allman Brothers Band have announced they're calling it quits.</p> <p>In a press release sent out this morning, the band listed several late-October Beacon Theatre makeup dates — October 21, 22, 24 and 25 — that take the place of shows originally scheduled for March.</p> <p>The press release goes on to say:</p> <p>"Immediately following the four make-up dates, the band have announced [their] final shows ... these final performances also will be at the Beacon Theatre October 27 and 28."</p> <p>The Allman Brothers Band have performed at New York City's Beacon Theatre 232 times since 1989, so it's the perfect place to host their final shows.</p> <p>The current lineup of the band — Gregg Allman (vocals and keyboards), Butch Trucks (drums and tympani) and Jaimoe (drums), plus Warren Haynes (vocals, lead and slide guitar), Derek Trucks (slide and lead guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass) and Marc Quniones (congas and percussion) — is the longest-lasting version of the seminal band, which was formed in 1969. This current assemblage has been at it for 14 years.</p> <p>In January, Trucks and Haynes issued a joint statement saying they'd no longer tour with the Allman Brothers Band after 2014.</p> <p>Although Allman said the guitarists’ departure would likely mark the end of the band, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2014, he hadn't issued an official statement addressing the band's future — until now.</p> <p>Trucks recently spoke to <em>Guitar World</em> about his decision to throw in the towel: </p> <p><strong>Why did you decide to leave the Allman Brothers at the end of this year?</strong></p> <p>It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I want to see the legacy end as it should — at the top. I don’t want to see Joe Montana in Kansas City or Muhammad Ali at the end of his career. It’s a rare thing to be able to go out on top and in great shape, and I think it would be great, but it’s ultimately not up to me, but to the original members, if they will continue.</p> <p><strong>Right. And people are waiting for a statement that hasn’t come, which would seem to indicate that Gregg, Butch and Jaimoe have not made up their minds about the future.</strong></p> <p>I‘m hoping that if it continues, it’s because it’s supposed to and not for personal reasons. I think from Duane until now, the band has given everyone so much and at some point you have to honor the legacy with real dignity.</p> <p>I was watching Leonard Cohen receive an award in Spain and I was struck by acceptance speech, with him talking about how everything has an end but you need to recognize and honor it and treat it with dignity. He said that if you have the ability to treat the end with real dignity and beauty, that’s what separates things. I thought that was apropos to our situation.</p> <p>For the rest of this interview, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/derek-trucks-discusses-leaving-allman-brothers-band-some-point-you-have-step-away">head here.</a> Check out the band's final itinerary below.</p> <p>Sun 6/8 Hunter Mountain, NY Mountain Jam<br /> Thu-Sun 8/14-17Scranton, PA Peach Fest<br /> Sun 9/7 Arrington, VA Lockn' Music Fest<br /> Tues 10/21 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 25 honored)<br /> Weds 10/22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 26 honored)<br /> Fri 10/24 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 28 honored)<br /> Sat 10/25 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 29 honored)<br /> Mon 10/27 New York, NY Beacon Theatre<br /> Tues 10/28 New York, NY Beacon Theatre</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/allman-brothers-band-announce-their-final-shows#comments Allman Brothers Band News Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:09:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli 21412 at http://www.guitarworld.com Derek Trucks Discusses Leaving the Allman Brothers Band: "At Some Point, You Have to Step Away" http://www.guitarworld.com/derek-trucks-discusses-leaving-allman-brothers-band-some-point-you-have-step-away <!--paging_filter--><p>In January, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes issued a joint statement that they would no longer tour with the Allman Brothers Band after this year. </p> <p>Though Gregg Allman said in an interview that the guitarists’ departure would likely mark the end of the band, which is currently celebrating its 45th anniversary, the band has not released any official statement and their future plans remain unknown. </p> <p>I spoke with Derek as the band was beginning their March run at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. They played 10 of 14 shows before postponing the final four because Allman was unable to perform after an illness he said was bronchitis. They have not yet announced when the shows will be played.</p> <p>This weekend, the Allman Brothers Band will appear at <a href="http://www.waneefestival.com">Florida’s Wanee Festival</a>, along with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule and many others. I'll be speaking there Saturday, discussing my new book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250040493/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1250040493&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=alanpaulinchi-20">One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.</a></em></p> <p><a href="http://alanpaul.net/2014/04/warren-haynes-on-why-he-decided-to-leave-the-allman-brothers-band/">Click here to read an exclusive interview with Warren Haynes on his thoughts on leaving the Allman Brothers Band.</a></p> <p><strong>Why did you decide to leave the Allman Brothers at the end of this year?</strong></p> <p>It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I want to see the legacy end as it should — at the top. I don’t want to see Joe Montana in Kansas City or Muhammad Ali at the end of his career. It’s a rare thing to be able to go out on top and in great shape, and I think it would be great, but it’s ultimately not up to me, but to the original members, if they will continue.</p> <p><strong>Right. And people are waiting for a statement that hasn’t come, which would seem to indicate that Gregg, Butch and Jaimoe have not made up their minds about the future.</strong></p> <p>I‘m hoping that if it continues, it’s because it’s supposed to and not for personal reasons. I think from Duane until now, the band has given everyone so much and at some point you have to honor the legacy with real dignity.</p> <p>I was watching Leonard Cohen receive an award in Spain and I was struck by acceptance speech, with him talking about how everything has an end but you need to recognize and honor it and treat it with dignity. He said that if you have the ability to treat the end with real dignity and beauty, that’s what separates things. I thought that was apropos to our situation.</p> <p><strong>I understand what you’re saying, but also understand why it’s hard to stop something that is still working very, very well.</strong></p> <p>Yes, but at some point, you have to step away. With all the ups and downs of the band, it’s been an amazing, unique story — as you know as well as anyone! And if you can go out the right way, it keeps the story amazing to the end. It might be a hard thing to do, but to me, it’s the right thing to do.</p> <p><strong>Why did you and Warren elect to make your announcement together?</strong></p> <p>I think it’s more powerful that way. The information was leaked out in January on the Jam Cruise, and it was going to come out one way or the other that I had decided not to tour with the Allman Brothers after this year, and I just wanted to get out in front of it</p> <p>I was really happy that Warren decided to be with me, but that was, of course, up to him. It all happened really quickly; information travels quickly these days. I was leaving for a tour and I started getting these emails asking questions and basically saying, “We’re going to run with the story. Do you want to comment?” </p> <p>Obviously I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I just decided to jump on it.</p> <p><strong>The statements by you and Warren were very eloquent. Did you really write them in response or did you have them ready?</strong></p> <p>Thanks. We wrote them in response. I spoke to [Tedeschi Trucks Band singer] Mike Mattison who has a great way with words and helped me craft my statement. Then I sent it to Warren. I didn’t want to implicate him at all if he wasn’t ready. Half an hour later, he called me and said, “Do you mind if we change the first paragraph from I to 'we' and I add my own statement?”</p> <p><strong>Can you just explain a little why you have decided to do this now?</strong></p> <p>Really, it’s more time at home and more time focusing on one project. Since I’ve been an adult, I’ve never had the opportunity to go full steam on one project. I love all the amazing opportunities, but it’s going to be great to wrap my head around one and see what we can do.</p> <p>I’ve been in the Allman Brothers for 15 years, and the whole time I’ve also had my solo career and it’s been wonderful but very busy, and frankly I’ve missed a lot of my kids growing up. I’ve never been home for one of my son’s birthdays. It’s March 6 and I’ve been at the Beacon every year. I want to jump on the last remaining years I have with my kids before they are fully grown up. We’ve managed it really well and been very fortunate to have family close by to help out, but it’s time to simplify and refocus on my own band and my family.</p> <p><strong>Anyone with a family can understand that desire. On the other hand, the Allman Brothers have toured less and less and it doesn’t seem like a huge time commitment.</strong></p> <p>Right, everyone thinks that, but there’s also travel, rehearsals, the difficulty of scheduling. And even if it’s “only” three or four months a year dedicated to the Allman Brothers, that means you start the year with eight or nine instead of 12 and it gets chopped up pretty quickly. I don’t think I’ve had a month at home since I joined the Allman Brothers, and I’m ready for that. </p> <p><strong>The band has done a remarkable job for 45 years at finding great new players to replace seemingly irreplaceable members.</strong></p> <p>Yes, and who knows what will happen next. I would never bet against an Allman Brothers' resurrection. There have been a few times I thought it was over, and we came roaring back.</p> <p>There’s something about the storyline that sets it apart. You have to give back to the institution and even though it may seem counter–intuitive, it may be that the best way to do so is walking away. I respect the band and the music as much as anyone does, and it’s been amazing being a part of it, but I also feel like sometimes you have to step back from it and think what’s best for the legacy of the group. </p> <p>Warren and I and a few of the other guys in the band have had long heart-to-hearts about this and really believe we have the chance to go out and throw down. Going out with guns blazing, giving it everything you’ve got, is a lot better than limping across the finish line. No one wants to see that happen. If I were writing the story, that’s how it would go. But a lot of people are in a lot of different places personally and musically. </p> <p><strong>You seem very calm and at peace with your decision.</strong></p> <p>Honestly, I feel like a weight has been lifted because it’s something I’ve been contemplating for a long time. You can only mean it at 100 percent as long as you mean it at 100 percent. I’m not an actor, and when I play it’s got to be full on. If I feel like it’s the right thing to do, it’s easy to do.</p> <p>My feeling always is, if you can continue to put your heart in for the right reason and keep roiling then you should do so. Now I feel much as I did when I put my solo band aside in favor of [Tedeschi Trucks Band]. Some people didn’t understand why I would do that, but I just thought it was time. </p> <p>And from the first day of rehearsal, it feels really fresh and new and honest, maybe in a way it hasn’t since the 40th anniversary. I’m excited about getting on stage every night and playing every show like it’s the last show. You try to have that feeling every time you go on stage, but it’s 100 percent different when it really might be true that It could be the last time you play this particular song with this particular band — so make it count.</p> <p><em>Photo: Dino Perrucci</em></p> <p><em>Alan Paul is the author of the best-selling book </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250040493/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1250040493&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=alanpaulinchi-20">One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/derek-trucks">Derek Trucks</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/derek-trucks-discusses-leaving-allman-brothers-band-some-point-you-have-step-away#comments Allman Brothers Band Derek Trucks Dino Perrucci Interviews News Features Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:48:57 +0000 Alan Paul 20984 at http://www.guitarworld.com Gear Rundown: Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band http://www.guitarworld.com/gear-rundown-warren-haynes-and-derek-trucks-allman-brothers-band <!--paging_filter--><p>The Allman Brothers Band played 10 nights at New York City's Beacon Theatre before having to postpone their final four shows of the run due to Gregg Allman’s ongoing struggle with bronchitis. </p> <p>They played the final two nights, Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, without Allman.</p> <p>Throughout the run, guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, who have announced that they will no longer tour with the band after this year, were front and center. </p> <p>Both guitarists use different rigs with the Brothers than they do on their own, in the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Gov’t Mule, respectively. </p> <p>Duane Allman’s 1959 tobacco sunburst Gibson Les Paul was on the way from Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, courtesy of Duane’s daughter, Galadrielle, who owns the instrument. Trucks and Haynes were planning on playing it March 28 and 29, two of the cancelled shows. The plan was for each guitarist to play it one set per night, both nights.</p> <p>I visited with guitar techs Brian Farmer (Haynes and bassist Oteil Burbridge) and Bobby Tis (Trucks) before the March 21 show for a look at the gear on an otherwise abandoned Beacon stage. Both musicians utilize rigs that are beautiful in their simplicity.</p> <p><strong>WARREN HAYNES</strong></p> <p>Haynes played through two amps: a PRS Super Dallas with reverb and a Sewell Texi Plex without reverb. The latter was designed and built by Doug Sewell, who now works for PRS. Virtually the same amp is now available through PRS. Both amps feed into a Marshall 4x12 cabinet with Vintage 30 speakers. </p> <p>Haynes also has a 100-watt Ampeg BA 115 cross stage bass amp that feeds Oteil Burbridge’s bass lines behind him. “He likes to really hear and feel the bass,” Farmer says. </p> <p>Haynes primarily played a few different Gibson Les Pauls and 335s at the Beacon. His most-played Les Paul was “Chester,” a Gibson Custom Shop Warren Haynes model with a '59 neck, a '58 body and Gibson Burstbucker pickups. For a few songs in drop-D tuning, he played “Dee,” a '58 reissue with Burstbuckers. He also played “Big House,” a 1959 Les Paul owned by the Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia. </p> <p>Haynes also played two 335s: “Huddie,” a new Gibson Memphis Warren Haynes model, which is a copy of his ‘61 335, which he no longer takes on the road, and “Blondie,” a ’59 reissue. He also sometimes plays a Zagler ES, which is custom made by Austrian builder Paul Zagler. </p> <p>The guitars are strung with GHS burnished nickel strings, .10-.46. “The only exception is Dee, where we use GHS Nickel Rockers, and I change the .46 to a .54,” Farmer says.</p> <p>Haynes’ Allman Brothers pedal board is extremely minimalist. With Gov’t Mule, he utilizes at least 10 pedals, but the with the ABB, he has only an Ernie Ball volume pedal into a GLab Warren Haynes model Wowee Wah into a Palmer Tri Line A/B switch to alternate amps. </p> <p>“His Allman Brothers band setup is simple and effective,” Farmer says. “He gets most of his tonal variation by alternating guitars and amps, as well as pickups.”</p> <p>The band’s guest amp, which was used this run by Jimmy Vivino, Gregg Allman Band guitarist Scott Sharrard, bluesman Junior Mack, Devon Allman and others, is a PRS Dallas labeled Charlie, for Trucks’ son, and run through a PRS 4x12 cab with Vintage 30s.</p> <p><strong>DEREK TRUCKS</strong></p> <p>Derek Trucks’ main guitars are two Gibson Custom Shop Dickey Betts “From One Brother to Another” model SGs, which are based on the 1961-62 SG Betts gave to Duane Allman and both played in the original ABB..</p> <p>Trucks also played a sunburst Les Paul, which is a ’53 converted to a ’59 electronically and borrowed from a New York collector. </p> <p>Trucks’ rig is a model of simplicity. Like Haynes, he runs through two amp heads: a PRS model HXDA, which Tis describes as a combination of a Marshall Super Lead and Super Bass; and an Alessandro, which Tis says is similar to a beefed-up 1959 Fender Twin. “It has a really clean and clear David Gilmour-type sound,” Tis says.</p> <p>The Allesandro has reverb, but the PRS does not, so before hitting the amp, Trucks’ guitar runs through a 1963 Fender Reverb unit. The amps run into a Randall 4x12 cabinet with Custom Eminence speakers.</p> <p>The only other thing in Trucks’ signal chain is a Radial Tone Bone switching pedal and a TC Electronic PolyTune tuner.</p> <p>“He doesn’t like thinking there is anything between him and his amp,” Tis says. “It’s guitar-tuner-reverb-amp-done. Even his cable and tuner have been carefully selected to have no noise. “</p> <p><strong>OTEIL BURBRIDGE</strong></p> <p>Bassist Burbridge plays only two instruments: a Road Worn Fender P Bass with a Jazz Bass pickup added — and a six-string Fodera. He plays through two Epifani bass rigs. “They’re American made and based in Long Island, and Oteil loves them,” Farmer says. </p> <p><em>Photo gallery: All photos by Alan Paul except where indicated.</em></p> <p><em>Alan Paul is the author of the best-selling book </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250040493/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1250040493&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=alanpaulinchi-20">One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/warren-haynes">Warren Haynes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/derek-trucks">Derek Trucks</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/gear-rundown-warren-haynes-and-derek-trucks-allman-brothers-band#comments Allman Brothers Band Derek Trucks Oteil Burbridge Warren Haynes Amps Electric Guitars Galleries News Gear Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:22:30 +0000 Alan Paul 20856 at http://www.guitarworld.com