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WXPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “My Only True Friend” by Gregg Allman

Photo courtesy of Rounder Records

On “My Only True Friend,” the first new song by Gregg Allman, co-written with Gregg’s longtime music director/guitarist Scott Sharrard, from his forthcoming posthumous album, he sings “I hope you’re haunted by the music of my soul when I’m gone.” It’s a bittersweet emotional tug given his passing on May 27th. Continue reading →

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Allman Brothers Band founding member Gregg Allman dies at 69, a backstage view at his last concert.

Gregg Allman passed away at the age of 69 | Courtesy of the artist

A sad day for Southern rock and roll. Yesterday the news broke that one of the genre’s most influential artists, Gregg Allman, has passed away. NPR reported, “Allman’s manager, Michael Lehman, told NPR News Allman had suffered a recurrence of liver cancer five years ago, and died from complications of the disease.”

Allman passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at his home near Savannah, Georgia. An official statement on the southern rocker’s website included:

“Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times.

“Gregg’s long time manager and close friend, Michael Lehman said, ‘I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music. He was a kind and gentle soul with the best laugh I ever heard. His love for his family and bandmates was passionate as was the love he had for his extraordinary fans. Gregg was an incredible partner and an even better friend. We will all miss him.’

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XPN MusicNotes: Oasis teases new documentary, Gregg Allman cleared to perform again

Supersonic documentary poster | via consequenceofsound.com

The trailer for the soon to be released Oasis documentary is out. The Mat Whitecross directed rock-doc entitled Supersonic will come out this fall. It tells the true life story of the rise and fall the Britpop greats. Asif Kapadia, director of the Oscar-winning documentary Amy, is the film’s executive producer. Check out the trailer below. Continue reading →

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Classic rock love fest: Gregg Allman with The Steve Miller Band to play the Tower Theatre

The Steve Miller Band and Gregg Allman are hitting the classic rock tour trail which brings them to the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby on April 26th. Allman is touring in support of his first new album in 14 years called Low Country Blues produced by T-Bone Burnett. Allman is on the World Cafe with David Dye today which you can listen to here. Mr. Space Cowboy – Steve Miller – is set to release a new album on April 19th Let Your Hair Down. Below, some of the reasons why we still love classic rock.