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Interview: Warren Haynes Discusses Gov’t Mule's New 6-Disc Box Set, 'The Georgia Bootleg Box'

Gov’t Mule recently released the first installment in their Bootleg Series. The Georgia Bootleg Box is a six-disc set capturing a three-night run from Georgia in 1996. The band was recorded live at The Georgia Theater in Athens on April 11, The Roxy in Atlanta on April 12 and Elizabeth Reed Music Hall in Macon on April 13.

Interview: The Doors' Robby Krieger Discusses Some of the Best Tracks on Reissued 'L.A. Woman' Album

On the 40th anniversary of L.A. Woman, the Doors’ Robby Krieger tells the stories behind some of the album’s greatest cuts.

Interview: Warren Haynes of Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule

The guitarist shines a light on his soul roots with Man in Motion, his new solo album.

Interview: Jorma Kaukonen Discusses Guitars, Fur Peace Ranch and Performing with Hot Tuna

Jorma Kaukonen was a founding member of two legendary rock bands, The Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. The Airplane debuted in 1965, the first San Francisco psychedelic band to make an impact, a few years before their friends in the Grateful Dead. They were the only band to play at the big three of major '60s rock festivals: Monterey, Woodstock and Altamont.

Interview: Allman Brothers Drummer Jaimoe and Guitarist Junior Mack Discuss New Album, 'Renaissance Man'

2011 was a banner year for solo releases by members of the Allman Brothers Band. Gregg Allman’s Low Country Blues, Warren Haynes’ Man in Motion and Derek Trucks’ Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator were all nominated for the Best Blues Album Grammy Award. But the fourth and final release is the sleeper pick: Renaissance Man by founding Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band.

Interview: Hubert Sumlin Discusses Working with Howlin' Wolf in 1994 Guitar World Interview

Few musical marriages have been so magical, so intuitively right, as that of the great blues singer Howlin’ Wolf and his guitarist, Hubert Sumlin. From the time he joined the blues legend’s band in 1954 until Wolf’s death in 1976, Sumlin played a central role in crafting some of the century’s most memorable and influential American roots music. His economical, stinging fills, unusual rhythmic approach and perfectly placed bent notes are as integral as Wolf’s growl to the blues power of classics like “Spoonful,” “Smokestack Lightnin’,” “Killing Floor” and “The Red Rooster.”

Obit: Drummer, Stevie Ray Vaughan Collaborator Doyle Bramhall (1949-2011)

RIP, Doyle Bramhall Sr., who passed away at his Texas home over the weekend at age 62. Doyle was a great drummer, singer and songwriter. He was also a dear friend, regular collaborator and huge influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, as can be very clearly heard; it seems to me that when SRV started singing, he did his best to sound like his drumming buddy Doyle. Here’s a nice, short obit.

Zakk Wylde Discusses Pride & Glory, His New Band (and Album), in 1994 Guitar World Interview

"Some people just don't understand," he sighs. "They say, 'You're crazy to leave Ozzy, Zakk. You could have played arenas forever. Now you're going to have to play small clubs.' Well, fuck you. I'm not in this for a rock star lifestyle. I'm in it to play my guitar. And I'd play it in a toilet if that's the only place people would come hear me."

Long Live the King: B.B. King Thrills on a "Victory Lap" Tour

I took my 13-year-old son Jacob to see B.B. King at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, last week. Who knows how much longer B.B. will continue his endless tour. He’s 86 and may actually want to retire some day.

Archive: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on 'Trouble Is...'

With his second album, The Trouble Is..., a maturing Kenny Wayne Shepherd boldly lays claim to the throne of the blues Kings.