Thread: GA to perform at Republican Convention

leebee - 7/9/2012 at 03:29 PM

http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/07/08/republicans-paying-top-dollar-for-conv ention-entertainment-including-jimmy-carter-fan-greg-allman


Rusty - 7/9/2012 at 03:35 PM

Wow! I mean, what's Butchie gonna say?

The author made specific mention about fees paid ... by the Republicans. I wonder if he thinks the same or similar acts play for free for the Democrats?


bluedad - 7/9/2012 at 03:37 PM


StratDal - 7/9/2012 at 03:56 PM

Now I've seen just about everything... The Road Goes On Forever!


Rusty - 7/9/2012 at 03:59 PM

To be fair, the only political rhetoric I've heard come outta Gregory (during a show) was, "vote!". I don't think I've ever heard him be specific.


Brock - 7/9/2012 at 04:14 PM

This is worse than the autopen in the abandonment of principles department.


MartinD28 - 7/9/2012 at 04:15 PM

I guess if he's truly getting 100K for the show, it makes good financial sense.

I didn't see any mention of Romney supporter Ted Nugent. He seems like a logical fit for that ideology.

It would be nice if the writer of the article could spell Gregg's name correctly.


StratDal - 7/9/2012 at 04:18 PM

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This is worse than the autopen in the abandonment of principles department.


Remember we're talking Gregg Allman. Definitely not the poster boy for responsibility.


DanB - 7/9/2012 at 04:22 PM

The Midnight Rambler himself Greg Allman

surprised they didn't that his brother is Marc Almond


SmilingJack - 7/9/2012 at 04:47 PM

That sucks.


alanwoods - 7/9/2012 at 04:58 PM

I was a little disappointed to see Derek and Susan as donating to Obama. And, playing the inaugural balls, etc. But, it has not once stopped me from buying one of his albums.

Was there the same feeling of animosity when Gregg and the ABB supported Jimmy Carter? Obviously he has been forgiven for that unmitigated disaster.


Igotnuthin - 7/9/2012 at 05:00 PM

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So far the Republicans will have the Midnight Rambler himself, Greg Allman, of the Allman Brothers- said to be getting upwards of $100,000 for one show– as well as Journey, Kid Rock, Big Head Todd, Blues Traveler, Robert Earl Keen, Drive by Truckers, and Better Than Ezra. The Democrats have so far only secured The Roots and will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. But certainly more names will be added soon.

Irrefutable proof that Republicans have better taste in music.


absnj - 7/9/2012 at 05:00 PM

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This is worse than the autopen in the abandonment of principles department.


You can't lose what you never had... that's catchy, someone should write a song...


biodtl5 - 7/9/2012 at 05:01 PM


alanwoods - 7/9/2012 at 05:01 PM

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So far the Republicans will have the Midnight Rambler himself, Greg Allman, of the Allman Brothers- said to be getting upwards of $100,000 for one show– as well as Journey, Kid Rock, Big Head Todd, Blues Traveler, Robert Earl Keen, Drive by Truckers, and Better Than Ezra. The Democrats have so far only secured The Roots and will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. But certainly more names will be added soon.

Irrefutable proof that Republicans have better taste in music.


Show me the money. Hey! Popper's a gun nut, isn't he?

When they add Steve Earle, then I will get worried.


fanfrom-71 - 7/9/2012 at 05:03 PM

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This is worse than the autopen in the abandonment of principles department.


Remember we're talking Gregg Allman. Definitely not the poster boy for responsibility.




" Republicans are paying top dollar to anyone who’ll come down there."

I mean....top dollar is what matters the most, right?


fanfrom-71 - 7/9/2012 at 05:04 PM

Oh, and............





























michaelsio - 7/9/2012 at 05:08 PM

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So far the Republicans will have the Midnight Rambler himself, Greg Allman, of the Allman Brothers- said to be getting upwards of $100,000 for one show– as well as Journey, Kid Rock, Big Head Todd, Blues Traveler, Robert Earl Keen, Drive by Truckers, and Better Than Ezra. The Democrats have so far only secured The Roots and will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. But certainly more names will be added soon.

Irrefutable proof that Republicans have better taste in music.


Show me the money. Hey! Popper's a gun nut, isn't he?

When they add Steve Earle, then I will get worried.


LOL!


pops42 - 7/9/2012 at 05:09 PM

Does this mean ted nugent will be guesting with the bros. at the beacon in 2013?. maybe the apocalypse really IS upon us.


alanwoods - 7/9/2012 at 05:19 PM

Boy Howdy, this ought to get moved to the WP before it's too late.


sixty8 - 7/9/2012 at 05:34 PM

Does this make me lose respect for Gregg??? Well, if he is a supporter of Romney and the Republican party then I respect his decision. If he or any of the other performers are really supporters of the Democrats and are doing these gigs just for the money then I would lose a lot of respect for them. To take money from a political party that you don't support is just whoring yourself out IMO.

Wouldn't it be cool though if Gregg were to do the gig but during song breaks explain to the crowd how he is really a supporter of Obama and that everyone should vote for him in the coming election.


BigDaveOnBass - 7/9/2012 at 05:39 PM

Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


StratDal - 7/9/2012 at 05:40 PM

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So far the Republicans will have the Midnight Rambler himself, Greg Allman, of the Allman Brothers- said to be getting upwards of $100,000 for one show– as well as Journey, Kid Rock, Big Head Todd, Blues Traveler, Robert Earl Keen, Drive by Truckers, and Better Than Ezra. The Democrats have so far only secured The Roots and will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. But certainly more names will be added soon.

Irrefutable proof that Republicans have better taste in music.


I say both parties have a Battle Of The Bands... kind of like the Friday Night Video Fights on MTV back in the day...


bigann - 7/9/2012 at 05:45 PM

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This is worse than the autopen in the abandonment of principles department.


Remember we're talking Gregg Allman. Definitely not the poster boy for responsibility.



sixty8 - 7/9/2012 at 05:46 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


norsami - 7/9/2012 at 06:03 PM

Is it April first?


kdick - 7/9/2012 at 06:05 PM

I could give a flying F78K who GA supports in an election. Just keep playing brother!!!


alanwoods - 7/9/2012 at 06:07 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


Whores have a place in this world, too.


jonbrach - 7/9/2012 at 06:08 PM

how dare an entertainer not attack conservatives and the GOP,shame on Gregg...in truth I figure he could care less and the 100,000 dollars is all he cares about!


MartinD28 - 7/9/2012 at 06:08 PM

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Wouldn't it be cool though if Gregg were to do the gig but during song breaks explain to the crowd how he is really a supporter of Obama and that everyone should vote for him in the coming election.


If that happens, I hope the audience doesn't get pi$$ed off & start throwing their cognac & dom perignon at the stage.


alanwoods - 7/9/2012 at 06:09 PM

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guess if he's truly getting 100K for the show, it makes good financial sense.



i guess if you're a whore with no soul. how much money does one need?

this is the worst thing to ever happen to abb community............


[Edited on 7/9/2012 by sker0013]


That's a little overdramatic. You must not be a Dickey fan.


alanwoods - 7/9/2012 at 06:11 PM

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Does this make me lose respect for Gregg??? Well, if he is a supporter of Romney and the Republican party then I respect his decision. If he or any of the other performers are really supporters of the Democrats and are doing these gigs just for the money then I would lose a lot of respect for them. To take money from a political party that you don't support is just whoring yourself out IMO.

Wouldn't it be cool though if Gregg were to do the gig but during song breaks explain to the crowd how he is really a supporter of Obama and that everyone should vote for him in the coming election.



You are completely delusional.


alanwoods - 7/9/2012 at 06:13 PM

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Does this make me lose respect for Gregg??? Well, if he is a supporter of Romney and the Republican party then I respect his decision. If he or any of the other performers are really supporters of the Democrats and are doing these gigs just for the money then I would lose a lot of respect for them. To take money from a political party that you don't support is just whoring yourself out IMO.

Wouldn't it be cool though if Gregg were to do the gig but during song breaks explain to the crowd how he is really a supporter of Obama and that everyone should vote for him in the coming election.


Don't worry the boys from Bellevue will be there shortly.

I'll keep your stash for you.

[Edited on 7/9/2012 by alanwoods]


StratDal - 7/9/2012 at 06:13 PM

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Wouldn't it be cool though if Gregg were to do the gig but during song breaks explain to the crowd how he is really a supporter of Obama and that everyone should vote for him in the coming election.


If that happens, I hope the audience doesn't get pi$$ed off & start throwing their cognac & dom perignon at the stage.


Better yet, their auto-penned copies...


kdick - 7/9/2012 at 06:17 PM

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If that happens, I hope the audience doesn't get pi$$ed off & start throwing their cognac & dom perignon at the stage.


Right, just the right drinks cognac and dom. Im sure william (proper spelling) has never had a sip of either...............


alanwoods - 7/9/2012 at 06:21 PM

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If that happens, I hope the audience doesn't get pi$$ed off & start throwing their cognac & dom perignon at the stage.


Right, just the right drinks cognac and dom. Im sure william (proper spelling) has never had a sip of either...............




You mean Williard?


OriginalGoober - 7/9/2012 at 06:22 PM

Whats Greater?

1) Greggs upcoming setlist for this gig
2) The number of exes between Gregg, Rudy, and Newt?


Brock - 7/9/2012 at 06:32 PM

All will be forgiven if Gregg does a Grace Slick and doses some of those people.


jparadise - 7/9/2012 at 07:02 PM

<<<<< Doesn't care.


sixty8 - 7/9/2012 at 07:19 PM

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Does this make me lose respect for Gregg??? Well, if he is a supporter of Romney and the Republican party then I respect his decision. If he or any of the other performers are really supporters of the Democrats and are doing these gigs just for the money then I would lose a lot of respect for them. To take money from a political party that you don't support is just whoring yourself out IMO.

Wouldn't it be cool though if Gregg were to do the gig but during song breaks explain to the crowd how he is really a supporter of Obama and that everyone should vote for him in the coming election.



You are completely delusional.


Why??? If he is really an Obama supporter and just playing the gig for $$$$ then why not let the audience know his true feelings about who he supports???


Shavian - 7/9/2012 at 07:36 PM

I'm reluctant to comment on US politics but..... would you really trust the fiscal policies of a party which paid Gregg in his current state over $100,000 for a single performance?




skypup - 7/9/2012 at 07:40 PM

Pure speculation on my part, but he might be pissed over not getting invited to Obama's Blues party. Warren, Derek, and Susan obviously were on the list.

Rumor, yeah I know, is that Gregg has been known to hold a grudge, from wott I have heard he has one on a certain musician for stealing a girl from him back in the 70's and supposedly still has bad feeling towards this man.


alanwoods - 7/9/2012 at 07:46 PM

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Does this make me lose respect for Gregg??? Well, if he is a supporter of Romney and the Republican party then I respect his decision. If he or any of the other performers are really supporters of the Democrats and are doing these gigs just for the money then I would lose a lot of respect for them. To take money from a political party that you don't support is just whoring yourself out IMO.

Wouldn't it be cool though if Gregg were to do the gig but during song breaks explain to the crowd how he is really a supporter of Obama and that everyone should vote for him in the coming election.



You are completely delusional.


Why??? If he is really an Obama supporter and just playing the gig for $$$$ then why not let the audience know his true feelings about who he supports???



If I have to explain it...


bigCTfan - 7/9/2012 at 09:03 PM

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I'm reluctant to comment on US politics but..... would you really trust the fiscal policies of a party which paid Gregg in his current state over $100,000 for a single performance?













BIGV - 7/9/2012 at 09:10 PM

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Wow! I mean, what's Butchie gonna say?


Haha!...let's hope Gregg does not speak....


The_Newt - 7/9/2012 at 09:12 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


I saw the Obama/Biden benefit in 2008 at Penn State. I loved seeing the ABB and the rest of the GD in a place I graduated from. I took a friend of mine who hadn't seen the ABB but wanted to and we were behind the stage and had excellent seats and could hear everything fine.

I don't really pay much attention or care who Gregg supports politically or not.


jfk2112 - 7/9/2012 at 09:54 PM

Maybe Gregg feels it's better for him to have the 100 grand than for it to go to a Super PAC against Obama. The more he can get from the Republicans, the less they have to spend elsewhere.

That MUST be his plan.


phillybob - 7/9/2012 at 10:03 PM

Shannon's Family is Republican!!


Drummy - 7/9/2012 at 10:04 PM

I guess they couldn't get Ted Nugent!


bigann - 7/9/2012 at 10:13 PM

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Rumor, yeah I know, is that Gregg has been known to hold a grudge, from wott I have heard he has one on a certain musician for stealing a girl from him back in the 70's and supposedly still has bad feeling towards this man.


I have always found the situation ironic...and I think I know who you're talking about...because I know several people who have had their girlfriend/wife stolen by Gregg. I've always admired the man in question for pulling that off.


sker0013 - 7/9/2012 at 10:41 PM

i honestly think this a hoax. a google search shows nothing of the lineup mentioned in this article, the only confirmed artists' a google search shows are trace adkin, kid rock and skynyrd. that sounds a lot more realistic than gregg, truckers etc...........


peachnote - 7/9/2012 at 10:49 PM

He has no ethics. Not that I mind him playing at the Republican Convention. Not that I would go see him either anytime soon.


njpaulc - 7/10/2012 at 12:25 AM

These are all private parties, non of which are sponsored by the Republican party. They are all being heled by private concerns.


jszfunk - 7/10/2012 at 12:31 AM

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!
LOVE IT.... I am sure all the liberal democrats on this site are filling they're pants(if it's true) with "brother Gregg" doing this. WA WA WA WA WA WA!!!!!



[Edited on 7/10/2012 by jszfunk]


pops42 - 7/10/2012 at 01:47 AM

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HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!
LOVE IT.... I am sure all the liberal democrats on this site are filling they're pants(if it's true) with "brother Gregg" doing this. WA WA WA WA WA WA!!!!!



[Edited on 7/10/2012 by jszfunk]
its probably bullsh!t. if not, who cares.


sheep - 7/10/2012 at 02:35 AM

Doesn't bother me at all. Good pay day for probably playing Melissa, Midnight Rider and GAB version of WP. Free enterprise, he got a nice offer. Like others have said, he doesn't speak of politics. He also has a boat load of medical bills. His insurance policy is live gigs. I don't have a clue what he's worth today, but those bills go way into 6 figures and there will be more.


Haisija - 7/10/2012 at 05:45 AM

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Does this mean ted nugent will be guesting with the bros. at the beacon in 2013?. maybe the apocalypse really IS upon us.


eff Ted.


bluedad - 7/10/2012 at 06:14 AM

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Does this mean ted nugent will be guesting with the bros. at the beacon in 2013?. maybe the apocalypse really IS upon us.


eff Ted.


x2.....

And all musicians have played gigs they didn't care to play, and for a whole lot less money...
And there are some gigs that I wouldn't take, however a hundred thousand dollar gig ain't one of em'....


Drummy - 7/10/2012 at 11:07 AM

I don't give one of these


CanadianMule - 7/10/2012 at 01:47 PM

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I'm reluctant to comment on US politics but..... would you really trust the fiscal policies of a party which paid Gregg in his current state over $100,000 for a single performance?



LMAO!

How does a concert fit into any political budget? Anyone who would be swayed politically because their favorite artist supports one side or the other should have their right to vote taken away.
If an artist really believes in the cause then it should be for free.

People here still don't seem to get Gregg. He stiffed people (his fans and financial supporters) for $10 with a fake signature. When cash is involved, you actually think he has morals or beliefs. All about the money.


skypup - 7/10/2012 at 02:09 PM

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I'm reluctant to comment on US politics but..... would you really trust the fiscal policies of a party which paid Gregg in his current state over $100,000 for a single performance?



LMAO!

How does a concert fit into any political budget? Anyone who would be swayed politically because their favorite artist supports one side or the other should have their right to vote taken away.
If an artist really believes in the cause then it should be for free.

People here still don't seem to get Gregg. He stiffed people (his fans and financial supporters) for $10 with a fake signature. When cash is involved, you actually think he has morals or beliefs. All about the money.




Amen!


fanfrom-71 - 7/10/2012 at 02:41 PM

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People here still don't seem to get Gregg. He stiffed people (his fans and financial supporters) for $10 with a fake signature. When cash is involved, you actually think he has morals or beliefs. All about the money.

Trouble maker.


ABBDutchFan - 7/10/2012 at 03:57 PM

I can't believe Gregg moved over to the Dark Side.....

In the first place i wonder if that article is correct. I always thought that Gregg was a Democrat. If he is and does this for the money it's a cheap way to make a big buck.


dougrhon - 7/10/2012 at 04:15 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


dougrhon - 7/10/2012 at 04:19 PM

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Doesn't bother me at all. Good pay day for probably playing Melissa, Midnight Rider and GAB version of WP. Free enterprise, he got a nice offer. Like others have said, he doesn't speak of politics. He also has a boat load of medical bills. His insurance policy is live gigs. I don't have a clue what he's worth today, but those bills go way into 6 figures and there will be more.


I STRONGLY disagree. I think he will play "I'm No Angel."


lonomon - 7/10/2012 at 04:19 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Just like strippers.

Just saying


sker0013 - 7/10/2012 at 04:25 PM

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I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.





because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks?
yay lets party with republicans,lol....................


absnj - 7/10/2012 at 04:33 PM

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I'm reluctant to comment on US politics but..... would you really trust the fiscal policies of a party which paid Gregg in his current state over $100,000 for a single performance?



LMAO!

How does a concert fit into any political budget? Anyone who would be swayed politically because their favorite artist supports one side or the other should have their right to vote taken away.
If an artist really believes in the cause then it should be for free.

People here still don't seem to get Gregg. He stiffed people (his fans and financial supporters) for $10 with a fake signature. When cash is involved, you actually think he has morals or beliefs. All about the money.




Amen!


x2 The money indeed! Remember, the Derek Trucks Band played a benefit to raise money for artificial grass in Mamaroneck NY, one of the wealthiest counties in the country. That avoided caps imposed by the State of NY in an effort to equalize spending between poor and rich districts.


skypup - 7/10/2012 at 04:57 PM

Gregg Allman And President Jimmy Carter Are Tight! - CONAN on TBS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvtP3rbr5ps

Listen to what Gregg has to say about Jimmy Carter


dutchoneill - 7/10/2012 at 05:22 PM

What's the big deal?
Maybe it's a pay day
Maybe he doesn't support Obama

Why would anyone care?


alanwoods - 7/10/2012 at 05:27 PM

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I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.





because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks?
yay lets party with republicans,lol....................



as the head turns and projectile vomits green **** .


absnj - 7/10/2012 at 05:44 PM

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I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.





because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks?
yay lets party with republicans,lol....................



as the head turns and projectile vomits green **** .


What Gregg is sick again?


kdick - 7/10/2012 at 05:55 PM

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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks?
yay lets party with republicans,lol....................



That's a little harsh commrade..............


sixty8 - 7/10/2012 at 06:00 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


hotlantatim - 7/10/2012 at 06:02 PM

Believe it or not, you don't have to be a Democrat to be an Allman Brothers fan and some fans even feel that the policies of the left are not values that fit with them.

Gregg may be just taking a pay day to play a private party (not the convention itself). I'd be surprised if it's true, but could care less really.


alanwoods - 7/10/2012 at 06:04 PM

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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks?
yay lets party with republicans,lol....................



That's a little harsh commrade..............


Same poster, different thread:

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i've been told to sit down at abb shows before, that is pretty crazy in my book. also a big no no. i don't care who ya are i don't sit down when people tell me to, especially when my band is raging......stay home if you are that void of life and soul brother....................


alanwoods - 7/10/2012 at 06:06 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


I don't know anybody that is pro-hepatitis.


BIGV - 7/10/2012 at 06:06 PM

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Good pay day for probably playing Melissa, Midnight Rider and GAB version of WP.


Oh goody, three songs he never ever plays...


sker0013 - 7/10/2012 at 06:07 PM

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Same poster, different thread:


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i've been told to sit down at abb shows before, that is pretty crazy in my book. also a big no no. i don't care who ya are i don't sit down when people tell me to, especially when my band is raging......stay home if you are that void of life and soul brother....................
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????????????? i don't get your point?
ask any usher, when you purchase a ticket you have te right to stand as much you want...........


alanwoods - 7/10/2012 at 06:08 PM

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Good pay day for probably playing Melissa, Midnight Rider and GAB version of WP.


Oh goody, three songs he never ever plays...


Oncoming Traffic would be apropos.


alanwoods - 7/10/2012 at 06:13 PM

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i've been told to sit down at abb shows before, that is pretty crazy in my book. also a big no no. i don't care who ya are i don't sit down when people tell me to, especially when my band is raging......stay home if you are that void of life and soul brother....................
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????????????? i don't get your point?



That's not at all surprising, it's slightly abstract. Kinda like art.


lukester420 - 7/10/2012 at 06:18 PM

I'd be more inclined to believe this if A. They spelled his name right. B. They didn't refer to him as the midnight rambler. And C. If I could find another source aside from showbiz411.
Personally I couldn't care less about what any actor, musician or tv personality has to say about politics. Even as an Obama supporter I kind of cringed when the Brother's played at the benefit for him and Derek and Sue play at the the inauguration. I always saw celebrities publicly supporting candidates as just another way of telling mindless drones who are too lazy to do their homework on a candidate's policies who they should vote for.


sker0013 - 7/10/2012 at 06:44 PM

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That's not at all surprising, it's slightly abstract. Kinda like art.





if you think so,lol. at any rate everything i said is a fact. and secondly i don't really care, because as i said earlier i think think the initial report by showbiz411 is phony.

my actual feelings on matters such as this are that no musician should ever play for either political party(unless it is mcgovern or carter) but given the choice the dems are the lesser of 2 evils.


DerekFromCincinnati - 7/10/2012 at 06:58 PM

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Believe it or not, you don't have to be a Democrat to be an Allman Brothers fan and some fans even feel that the policies of the left are not values that fit with them.

Gregg may be just taking a pay day to play a private party (not the convention itself). I'd be surprised if it's true, but could care less really.





Bingo...and bingo. It is more of the music snobbery of the Left at times, kind of the "Like, dude, the Allmans should play for free all the time, man" mentality. When The Clash sold out and played the US Festival, that is where all of that ended. Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???


sker0013 - 7/10/2012 at 07:14 PM

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Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???





nope......but i'm afraid i would have to boycott an artist who openly supported a party that is heavily associated with being: pro-war, anti- gay marriage, the war on drugs, anti-union, anti-universal health care.........i could go on but i don't want to upset anyone

here's a little ditty i think is appropriate for this thread
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSSvzCNBvlQ


kdick - 7/10/2012 at 07:41 PM

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Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???



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nope......but i'm afraid i would have to boycott an artist who openly supported a party that is heavily associated with being: pro-war, anti- gay marriage, the war on drugs, anti-union, anti-universal health care.........i could go on but i don't want to upset anyone

here's a little ditty i think is appropriate for this thread
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSSvzCNBvlQ


Hmmm, what if the artist's country was attacked and he supported retaliation but at the same time supported gay marriage, was against the war on drugs and thought that legalizing them so big business could make a fortune along with government was a good and thought unions in principle made sense but someone complaining that they lost there job sweeping a floor for $40.00 an hour was ridiculous and believed in universal health care but knew that it is an impossible thing to guarantee in any society.

Now what do you do!!! Do you know Gregg or any artist that well to actually have any idea of what their opinions are?? I would suggest neither you nor anyone on this site has that insight and based on that I boycott music that I think is crap along with the artist and listen to the stuff I like regardless of the politics involved.

Nothing iritates me more than paying every capitalist musician out there $100.00 a ticket to then be preached by them as to their cause. Not why I am there and not why I have been in the business of the last 35 years.

[Edited on 7/10/2012 by kdick]


sixty8 - 7/10/2012 at 07:50 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


I don't know anybody that is pro-hepatitis.



Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


alanwoods - 7/10/2012 at 07:50 PM

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nope......but i'm afraid i would have to boycott an artist who openly supported a party that is heavily associated with being: pro-war, anti- gay marriage, the war on drugs, anti-union, anti-universal health care.........i could go on but i don't want to upset anyone

here's a little ditty i think is appropriate for this thread
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSSvzCNBvlQ


Hmmm, what if the artist's country was attacked and he supported retaliation but at the same time supported gay marriage, was against the war on drugs and thought that legalizing them so big business could make a fortune along with government was a good and thought unions in principle made sense but someone complaining that they lost there job sweeping a floor for $40.00 an hour was ridiculous and believed in universal health care but knew that it is an impossible thing to guarantee in any society.

Now what do you do!!! Do you know Gregg or any artist that well to actually have any idea of what their opinions are?? I would suggest neither you nor anyone on this site has that insight and based on that I boycott music that I think is crap along with the artist and listen to the stuff I like regardless of the politics involved.

Nothing iritates me more than paying every capitalist musician out there $100.00 a ticket to then be preached by them as to there cause. Not why I am there and not why I have been in the business of the last 35 years.


Let my brother preach!


alanwoods - 7/10/2012 at 07:55 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


I don't know anybody that is pro-hepatitis.



Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


Probably wouldn't be too hard to find someone who has voted both Republican and Democrat, but I would imagine there aren't too many people that wish they had hepatitus. Your analogy is nonsensical is the point.


sixty8 - 7/10/2012 at 07:57 PM

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Believe it or not, you don't have to be a Democrat to be an Allman Brothers fan and some fans even feel that the policies of the left are not values that fit with them.

Gregg may be just taking a pay day to play a private party (not the convention itself). I'd be surprised if it's true, but could care less really.





Bingo...and bingo. It is more of the music snobbery of the Left at times, kind of the "Like, dude, the Allmans should play for free all the time, man" mentality. When The Clash sold out and played the US Festival, that is where all of that ended. Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???


Personally, I would not. It is not about that for me. It is about pick a side and stand by that side. If he is a Republican and believes in playing for that cause then fine. It wouldn't make me love him any less musically. However, if he is playing for a cause that he doesn't support or believe in just for a big paycheck it is just phony and wrong IMO.











sixty8 - 7/10/2012 at 08:00 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


I don't know anybody that is pro-hepatitis.



Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


Probably wouldn't be too hard to find someone who has voted both Republican and Democrat, but I would imagine there aren't too many people that wish they had hepatitus. Your analogy is nonsensical is the point.


Maybe to you it is nonsensical but I am sure most understand my point. I could have used other analogies but that one seemed to fit the theme with Gregg.


alanwoods - 7/10/2012 at 08:04 PM

Let's go beat a dead horse.


LUKE - 7/10/2012 at 08:13 PM

Prophecy in the making.Tampa just happens to be my home town.Will be at this gig for sure!


sker0013 - 7/10/2012 at 08:24 PM

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Prophecy in the making.Tampa just happens to be my home town.Will be at this gig for sure!





no you won't becuase it's not going to happen .....................

but if we pretend the showbiz411 report is legit, have fun. i'm sure it will be a real hip crowd
maybe they hand out free guns instead of condoms...............

[Edited on 7/10/2012 by sker0013]


BANANAMAN - 7/10/2012 at 08:42 PM

Like somebody else said - why would I give a flyin f()ck who any musician, athlete, or other ''celebrity'' supports politically ? I did find it pretty funny to see all the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth that the G.A. news elicted here among supporters of the current Chief Orator & Apologist, I mean Chief Executive. This place will shut down for a couple days if Mr. Hopey Changey bites the dust in November.


lolasdeb - 7/10/2012 at 08:54 PM

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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks? yay lets party with republicans,lol....................

I am not a Romney fan but this is one of the more narrow minded, silly statements I've read in a long time. What possible correlation is there between a political party and the quality of someones art? LOL!!! Would love to see the scientific (or any) proof that supports this statement. Speaking of delusional...


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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks? yay lets party with republicans,lol....................

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I am not a Romney fan but this is one of the more narrow minded, silly statements I've read in a long time. What possible correlation is there between a political party and the quality of someones art? LOL!!! Would love to see the scientific (or any) proof that supports this statement. Speaking of delusional...


how about instead, somebody actually refute what i said?
my point was not to suggest that one should simply follow along with the politics of artists or what have you. but simply that people who make the world a better place through their writing, music etc tend to be more on the "left" of political issues. make whatever you will out of it...................

i mean who is the literary champ of neo-con thinking?.....ayn rand? .....she's a hack, enough said
music?....ted nugent? no comment necessary


alanwoods - 7/10/2012 at 09:34 PM

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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks? yay lets party with republicans,lol....................

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I am not a Romney fan but this is one of the more narrow minded, silly statements I've read in a long time. What possible correlation is there between a political party and the quality of someones art? LOL!!! Would love to see the scientific (or any) proof that supports this statement. Speaking of delusional...


how about instead, somebody actually refute what i said?
my point was not to suggest that one should simply follow along with the politics of artists or what have you. but simply that people who make the world a better place through their writing, music etc tend to be more on the "left" of political issues. make whatever you will out of it...................

i mean who is the literary champ of neo-con thinking?.....ayn rand? .....she's a hack, enough said
music?....ted nugent? no comment necessary


What are you trolling for?

I mean, you signed on in March and proceed to insult most anyone you can. Do you know deb? Do you know kdick? Do you have any idea whether either is an artist or not?

You need to get over yourself and hang out at the Phish site.

[Edited on 7/10/2012 by alanwoods]


sker0013 - 7/10/2012 at 09:59 PM

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What are you trolling for?

I mean, you signed on in March and proceed to insult most anyone you can. Do you know deb? Do you know kdick? Do you have any idea whether either is an artist or not?

You need to get over yourself and hang out at the Phish site.




take it easy man. i was just saying things that i believe, nothing personal. i see things posted all the time i disagree with, i don't call people "trolls". i'm not sure how when i became a member has anything to do with this, but maybe there is a policy on when you can anything political based on how long you have been a "member" i am unaware of...........


lolasdeb - 7/10/2012 at 10:08 PM

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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

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I am not a Romney fan but this is one of the more narrow minded, silly statements I've read in a long time. What possible correlation is there between a political party and the quality of someones art? LOL!!! Would love to see the scientific (or any) proof that supports this statement. Speaking of delusional...


how about instead, somebody actually refute what i said?
my point was not to suggest that one should simply follow along with the politics of artists or what have you. but simply that people who make the world a better place through their writing, music etc tend to be more on the "left" of political issues. make whatever you will out of it...................

i mean who is the literary champ of neo-con thinking?.....ayn rand? .....she's a hack, enough said music?....ted nugent? no comment necessary
ummm - you kind of already proved my point by not being able to provide documentation to support your theory. (No - throwing out Ayn Rand and Ted Nugents names does not really prove anything LOL - I'll trump your Ted Nugent with Prince ) Broad generalizations (or profiling, if you will) like 'because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right.' rarely add up to reality. And I'm not stumping for the right here ... just stating the facts.


MartinD28 - 7/10/2012 at 10:17 PM

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Good pay day for probably playing Melissa, Midnight Rider and GAB version of WP.


Oh goody, three songs he never ever plays...


As the show ends, the crowd is on their feet chanting for Gregg to come back and play the most famous song he ever wrote, "Rambling Man".

Seriously - How many in the crowd at a political convention really are that familiar with Gregg's music? I doubt the likes of Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, Sarah Paliin, and most in the audience know jack $hit about Gregg's music.

IMHO it's nothing more than another high paying gig for Gregg. I surely don't know, but I doubt Gregg views political gigs the same way that Jackson Browne or CSN do.


RobJohnson - 7/10/2012 at 11:33 PM

Two quick thoughts:

1) To anyone who thinks Gregg would turn down ANY gig if the money is right, keep in mind that he celebrated this past New Year's Eve at a casino in Oklahoma

2) Any artist has the right--maybe even a duty--to support whatever cause or political party they see fit. However, it is hypocritical to do a benefit for a cause if you do not support that cause. The artist's participation will be interpreted as support for the cause, and if you don't want to send that message, don't. Say what you mean, mean what you say.

3) All joking aside between us on this website, if this turns out to be true, I can only imagine it would cause irreparable harm to the relationship between Gregg and Butch. I honestly don't know what political views Gregg has, if any, but I know exactly how Butch feels about this subject.


sker0013 - 7/11/2012 at 12:03 AM

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Two quick thoughts:

1) To anyone who thinks Gregg would turn down ANY gig if the money is right, keep in mind that he celebrated this past New Year's Eve at a casino in Oklahoma

2) Any artist has the right--maybe even a duty--to support whatever cause or political party they see fit. However, it is hypocritical to do a benefit for a cause if you do not support that cause. The artist's participation will be interpreted as support for the cause, and if you don't want to send that message, don't. Say what you mean, mean what you say.

3) All joking aside between us on this website, if this turns out to be true, I can only imagine it would cause irreparable harm to the relationship between Gregg and Butch. I honestly don't know what political views Gregg has, if any, but I know exactly how Butch feels about this subject.
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I still think atleast part of this story is bogus. I believe the artists owe it to themselves and their fans to set the record straight as soon as possible regarding truths, half-truths or lies regarding their actions. Heck, the man just came out with an extremely controversial biography...it would be odd for him to hold back on anything at this point, lol. I still say this is bogus. I don't care where he played NYE.



all i know is gregg has said many times jimmy carter was the best president in the history of this country, in fact he said just that about a month ago on conan. that is one reason i think this is a bogus story. another reason is the absolute lack of info anywhere other than the odd showbiz411 story.........i agree with charlie that an official statement on this matter would be nice.................


OriginalGoober - 7/11/2012 at 12:03 AM

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Prophecy in the making.Tampa just happens to be my home town.Will be at this gig for sure!



Are you goiing to be delivering the bar-b-que? Otherwise, the republican tent at these conventions isnt big enough for a hard working common-folk. Remember, John McCain's idea of a middle class person is a net worth of 5 million dollars. Good luck with the invite.


Brock - 7/11/2012 at 12:24 AM

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Prophecy in the making.Tampa just happens to be my home town.Will be at this gig for sure!



Are you goiing to be delivering the bar-b-que? Otherwise, the republican tent at these conventions isnt big enough for a hard working common-folk. Remember, John McCain's idea of a middle class person is a net worth of 5 million dollars. Good luck with the invite.


Luke could volunteer to work the convention.

http://www.gopconvention2012.com/getinvolved/

I say this not because I want to aid the GOP one whit, but so maybe Luke can get in on the gig and report back on the doings. Like was Michele Bachmann looking hot?!

My guess is this story is legit. Remember the Enquirer broke the John Edwards scandal, so in this new blogging world, it is possible some TMZ wannabe might get a scoop.

Also, the lack of Google hits does not refute the report. I doubt those willing to donate $30k to $120k are found through internet solicitation. It's a small pool, and the GOP probably knows who may be interested and they can be contacted on the down low. Besides, keeping this as quiet as possible benefits the acts from the push-back seen here, and patrons don't want dirty hippies crashing the event .


CanadianMule - 7/11/2012 at 12:51 PM

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


I don't know anybody that is pro-hepatitis.



Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


Probably wouldn't be too hard to find someone who has voted both Republican and Democrat, but I would imagine there aren't too many people that wish they had hepatitus. Your analogy is nonsensical is the point.


Maybe to you it is nonsensical but I am sure most understand my point. I could have used other analogies but that one seemed to fit the theme with Gregg.


I got your point and also thought it applied to Gregg rather fittingly. Obviously no one is pro hep and you never implied that as any sort of reality.

Which party line would most likely charge for their signature? Sounds more Republican to me so maybe he flipped. Or perhaps he could are less and really only wants the money. That's where my vote goes.

Of course Gregg likes Carter, what other President would have chatted with a drugged out Rocker who showed up hours late and wasn't smart enough to just go home? None. Carter likely felt sorry for this buzzed out guy in need of rehab. Carter knew that they used Gregg and the ABB and that they were all too stoned to know it.


LeglizHemp - 7/11/2012 at 12:59 PM

maybe he's playing one of these venues

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/12496176-tampa-area-strip-clubs-p repare-for-2012-republican-convention

"Members of both parties have often been found guilty of certain indiscretions. However, according to Angela Spencer of the Association of Club Executives, Republicans tend to make better strip club patrons overall."

http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=8768

[Edited on 7/11/2012 by LeglizHemp]


kdick - 7/11/2012 at 02:28 PM

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Of course Gregg likes Carter, what other President would have chatted with a drugged out Rocker who showed up hours late and wasn't smart enough to just go home? None. Carter likely felt sorry for this buzzed out guy in need of rehab. Carter knew that they used Gregg and the ABB and that they were all too stoned to know it.


lol


gapeach69 - 7/11/2012 at 03:13 PM



how about instead, somebody actually refute what i said?
my point was not to suggest that one should simply follow along with the politics of artists or what have you. but simply that people who make the world a better place through their writing, music etc tend to be more on the "left" of political issues. make whatever you will out of it...................

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I'll refute what you said with one artist right off the top of my head, the Great Johnny Cash. He was one of the Greatest artist and songwriters ever and spent his ENTIRE adult life being politically and socially active through his music. He was a kind and accepting man to ALL people....a devout family man and Christian. He changed how a lot of this country looked at the poor and down trodden, people in prison and drug addicts and gave millions of dollars back to help these people. He and his wife were the kind of Human beings that I hope I am, Non-judgemental, loving, beautiful and nurturing to mankind..............And Contrary to what many think he DID NOT lean to the LEFT.
REBUTAL??


mistersnappy - 7/11/2012 at 03:21 PM

I was proud to read back in 2004 that Dickey wouldn't play for the GOP.

When you have a Party that is institutes de-facto poll taxes, a prominent member "apologized" for the Southern Strategy, and the GOP platform in Texas calls for the full repeal of the entire 1965 Voting Rights Act, you have your work cut out for you in the "inclusiveness" category.


CanadianMule - 7/11/2012 at 03:32 PM

A foundation that leans left or right is not solid. Even and balanced is how it should be. Many of you guys are swayed far too much by a bunch of political yahoos. You can believe that both sides have their merits. That is why the US needs a third party. These fools just keep dividing you guys further and further apart while they get rich and wine and dine with each other.

Gregg believes in cash.


gapeach69 - 7/11/2012 at 03:41 PM

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A foundation that leans left or right is not solid. Even and balanced is how it should be. Many of you guys are swayed far too much by a bunch of political yahoos. You can believe that both sides have their merits. That is why the US needs a third party. These fools just keep dividing you guys further and further apart while they get rich and wine and dine with each other.


EXACTLY !!! Although we do have a third party...the Independent, it will unfortunatley be nothing other than a side show for the Repubs and Dems to laugh at while they are getting re-elected. The biggest problem in this Country is CONGRESS, who have made a Career out of Power and Greed, but nobody is to blame but us for re-electing them time and time and time again.......but thats a whole other thread.


Brock - 7/11/2012 at 03:51 PM

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how about instead, somebody actually refute what i said?
my point was not to suggest that one should simply follow along with the politics of artists or what have you. but simply that people who make the world a better place through their writing, music etc tend to be more on the "left" of political issues. make whatever you will out of it...................

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I'll refute what you said with one artist right off the top of my head, the Great Johnny Cash. He was one of the Greatest artist and songwriters ever and spent his ENTIRE adult life being politically and socially active through his music. He was a kind and accepting man to ALL people....a devout family man and Christian. He changed how a lot of this country looked at the poor and down trodden, people in prison and drug addicts and gave millions of dollars back to help these people. He and his wife were the kind of Human beings that I hope I am, Non-judgemental, loving, beautiful and nurturing to mankind..............And Contrary to what many think he DID NOT lean to the LEFT.
REBUTAL??


I share your admiration for Johnny Marci, but he was anti-war long before it was fashionable to do so. At the time, that was a very left-leaning position. Not sure how he voted though.


mistersnappy - 7/11/2012 at 04:21 PM

quote:
Gregg believes in cash.


I guess so. Who knows? For myself, 100K isn't near enough to play for *that* crowd but I might consider it as an opportunity to perform something *special*, if you get my drift...


MartinD28 - 7/11/2012 at 04:23 PM

quote:
I was proud to read back in 2004 that Dickey wouldn't play for the GOP.

When you have a Party that is institutes de-facto poll taxes, a prominent member "apologized" for the Southern Strategy, and the GOP platform in Texas calls for the full repeal of the entire 1965 Voting Rights Act, you have your work cut out for you in the "inclusiveness" category.


By golly, if you can't expand the tent to be more inclusive and win the votes, then do an end run. Just fabricate & create a bunch of laws to suppress the vote. The Southern Strategy has made it's way up north. Take a good look at Pennsylvania.


LUKE - 7/11/2012 at 05:04 PM

Is the thought of Gregg playin this gig bustin some bubbles round here or what?5 pages of post and goin strong.So what if he is and does play,so what.I ain't a dem,rep,1/2 mix this or 1/4 that.Just a cat that was raised with some good morals and character.As far as the remark the guy made about they'd be handin out guns instead of condoms.Well i'd rarther be on the receiving line of a gun than a friggin condom.Guess cause i've got the common sense of after 30 yrs of marriage and one child,to know when to get the hell outta dodge before the bullets fly.And to not go round like a whore hound bangin any rose that'll drop her pants.On the other end of the stick.Girls out there ballin and spittin kids out like rabbits.And then expecting the govt to give em vouchers for head start,food stamps,welfare etc.Bit*cin and moanin bout their check bein late.But damm sure have enough bread to pay for that cell phone,and to have the nails done every 2 weeks.Nah man !if thats the bulk of the democratic party,,i'm glad to not be a part of it.So go ahead and take my free condoms and pass em on to the punk standin in line.And have my new Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag wrapped and waiting.And i'll have a box fulla smoked jerk wings,pineapple & herb shredded slaw.pole beans,and peach pie in exchange for the kindness.Damm sure dont want something for nothing!


Pete - 7/11/2012 at 05:17 PM

quote:

Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


I am anti both. Does that count?


sker0013 - 7/11/2012 at 05:20 PM

quote:
Is the thought of Gregg playin this gig bustin some bubbles round here or what?5 pages of post and goin strong.So what if he is and does play,so what.I ain't a dem,rep,1/2 mix this or 1/4 that.Just a cat that was raised with some good morals and character.As far as the remark the guy made about they'd be handin out guns instead of condoms.Well i'd rarther be on the receiving line of a gun than a friggin condom.Guess cause i've got the common sense of after 30 yrs of marriage and one child,to know when to get the hell outta dodge before the bullets fly.And to not go round like a whore hound bangin any rose that'll drop her pants.On the other end of the stick.Girls out there ballin and spittin kids out like rabbits.And then expecting the govt to give em vouchers for head start,food stamps,welfare etc.Bit*cin and moanin bout their check bein late.But damm sure have enough bread to pay for that cell phone,and to have the nails done every 2 weeks.Nah man !if thats the bulk of the democratic party,,i'm glad to not be a part of it.So go ahead and take my free condoms and pass em on to the punk standin in line.And have my new Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag wrapped and waiting.And i'll have a box fulla smoked jerk wings,pineapple & herb shredded slaw.pole beans,and peach pie in exchange for the kindness.Damm sure dont want something for nothing!





lmao.....i have seen the error of my ways.
you have convinced me that we should abolish any form of gun control whatsoever and eliminate and ban the use of any birth control( because getting rid of birth control will somehow solve the problem of too much pregnancy)......while we are at it we should do away with any form of food or educational assitance for the less priveleged.................

now that i see the brilliance of this, i hope gregg does play this gig....



[Edited on 7/11/2012 by sker0013]

[Edited on 7/11/2012 by sker0013]


IPowrie - 7/11/2012 at 05:45 PM

I hope Gregg plays the gig cause it is not that big of a deal


BigDaveOnBass - 7/11/2012 at 05:55 PM

quote:
EXACTLY !!! Although we do have a third party...the Independent, it will unfortunatley be nothing other than a side show for the Repubs and Dems to laugh at while they are getting re-elected. The biggest problem in this Country is CONGRESS, who have made a Career out of Power and Greed, but nobody is to blame but us for re-electing them time and time and time again.......but thats a whole other thread.
The new third party is not Independent, it's Libertarian!! http://www.lp.org/ Also, check out the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson at http://www.garyjohnson2012.com


StratDal - 7/11/2012 at 05:56 PM

quote:
Is the thought of Gregg playin this gig bustin some bubbles round here or what?5 pages of post and goin strong.So what if he is and does play,so what.I ain't a dem,rep,1/2 mix this or 1/4 that.Just a cat that was raised with some good morals and character.As far as the remark the guy made about they'd be handin out guns instead of condoms.Well i'd rarther be on the receiving line of a gun than a friggin condom.Guess cause i've got the common sense of after 30 yrs of marriage and one child,to know when to get the hell outta dodge before the bullets fly.And to not go round like a whore hound bangin any rose that'll drop her pants.On the other end of the stick.Girls out there ballin and spittin kids out like rabbits.And then expecting the govt to give em vouchers for head start,food stamps,welfare etc.Bit*cin and moanin bout their check bein late.But damm sure have enough bread to pay for that cell phone,and to have the nails done every 2 weeks.Nah man !if thats the bulk of the democratic party,,i'm glad to not be a part of it.So go ahead and take my free condoms and pass em on to the punk standin in line.And have my new Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag wrapped and waiting.And i'll have a box fulla smoked jerk wings,pineapple & herb shredded slaw.pole beans,and peach pie in exchange for the kindness.Damm sure dont want something for nothing!


People can you feel it... love is everywhere...

Condoms have many uses. The can keep gun barrels clean from dirt and moisture.


alanwoods - 7/11/2012 at 05:57 PM

quote:
I hope Gregg plays the gig cause it is not that big of a deal


A voice of reason, grasshopper.


alanwoods - 7/11/2012 at 05:58 PM

quote:
quote:
Is the thought of Gregg playin this gig bustin some bubbles round here or what?5 pages of post and goin strong.So what if he is and does play,so what.I ain't a dem,rep,1/2 mix this or 1/4 that.Just a cat that was raised with some good morals and character.As far as the remark the guy made about they'd be handin out guns instead of condoms.Well i'd rarther be on the receiving line of a gun than a friggin condom.Guess cause i've got the common sense of after 30 yrs of marriage and one child,to know when to get the hell outta dodge before the bullets fly.And to not go round like a whore hound bangin any rose that'll drop her pants.On the other end of the stick.Girls out there ballin and spittin kids out like rabbits.And then expecting the govt to give em vouchers for head start,food stamps,welfare etc.Bit*cin and moanin bout their check bein late.But damm sure have enough bread to pay for that cell phone,and to have the nails done every 2 weeks.Nah man !if thats the bulk of the democratic party,,i'm glad to not be a part of it.So go ahead and take my free condoms and pass em on to the punk standin in line.And have my new Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag wrapped and waiting.And i'll have a box fulla smoked jerk wings,pineapple & herb shredded slaw.pole beans,and peach pie in exchange for the kindness.Damm sure dont want something for nothing!


People can you feel it... love is everywhere...

Condoms have many uses. The can keep gun barrels clean from dirt and moisture.


They make excellent hats, too.


StratDal - 7/11/2012 at 05:59 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Is the thought of Gregg playin this gig bustin some bubbles round here or what?5 pages of post and goin strong.So what if he is and does play,so what.I ain't a dem,rep,1/2 mix this or 1/4 that.Just a cat that was raised with some good morals and character.As far as the remark the guy made about they'd be handin out guns instead of condoms.Well i'd rarther be on the receiving line of a gun than a friggin condom.Guess cause i've got the common sense of after 30 yrs of marriage and one child,to know when to get the hell outta dodge before the bullets fly.And to not go round like a whore hound bangin any rose that'll drop her pants.On the other end of the stick.Girls out there ballin and spittin kids out like rabbits.And then expecting the govt to give em vouchers for head start,food stamps,welfare etc.Bit*cin and moanin bout their check bein late.But damm sure have enough bread to pay for that cell phone,and to have the nails done every 2 weeks.Nah man !if thats the bulk of the democratic party,,i'm glad to not be a part of it.So go ahead and take my free condoms and pass em on to the punk standin in line.And have my new Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag wrapped and waiting.And i'll have a box fulla smoked jerk wings,pineapple & herb shredded slaw.pole beans,and peach pie in exchange for the kindness.Damm sure dont want something for nothing!


People can you feel it... love is everywhere...

Condoms have many uses. The can keep gun barrels clean from dirt and moisture.


They make excellent hats, too.


How so?


alanwoods - 7/11/2012 at 06:06 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
Is the thought of Gregg playin this gig bustin some bubbles round here or what?5 pages of post and goin strong.So what if he is and does play,so what.I ain't a dem,rep,1/2 mix this or 1/4 that.Just a cat that was raised with some good morals and character.As far as the remark the guy made about they'd be handin out guns instead of condoms.Well i'd rarther be on the receiving line of a gun than a friggin condom.Guess cause i've got the common sense of after 30 yrs of marriage and one child,to know when to get the hell outta dodge before the bullets fly.And to not go round like a whore hound bangin any rose that'll drop her pants.On the other end of the stick.Girls out there ballin and spittin kids out like rabbits.And then expecting the govt to give em vouchers for head start,food stamps,welfare etc.Bit*cin and moanin bout their check bein late.But damm sure have enough bread to pay for that cell phone,and to have the nails done every 2 weeks.Nah man !if thats the bulk of the democratic party,,i'm glad to not be a part of it.So go ahead and take my free condoms and pass em on to the punk standin in line.And have my new Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag wrapped and waiting.And i'll have a box fulla smoked jerk wings,pineapple & herb shredded slaw.pole beans,and peach pie in exchange for the kindness.Damm sure dont want something for nothing!


People can you feel it... love is everywhere...

Condoms have many uses. The can keep gun barrels clean from dirt and moisture.


They make excellent hats, too.


How so?


There was a comedian some years back that would stretch one over his head and then inflate it.

Somebody help us out here. I think it was a SNL alumnus.


alanwoods - 7/11/2012 at 06:07 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Ak4gLiIeY


BigDaveOnBass - 7/11/2012 at 06:11 PM

Howie Mandell


BigDaveOnBass - 7/11/2012 at 06:12 PM

Actually, Howie used a rubber glove.


LeglizHemp - 7/11/2012 at 06:42 PM

Waitresses at Dick's Last Resort do that tooo.


langman - 7/11/2012 at 07:32 PM

My wife will be at the convention.......

Yes we are fans of the ABB but politics and music should never collide really.......come on.

She loves seeing Gregg hope this is true........

GA can do whatever the hell he wants and should.

Gregg is Gregg........right?


CanadianMule - 7/11/2012 at 07:38 PM

quote:
My wife will be at the convention.......

Yes we are fans of the ABB but politics and music should never collide really.......come on.

She loves seeing Gregg hope this is true........

GA can do whatever the hell he wants and should.

Gregg is Gregg........right?




Gregg is Gregg? Not sure what that means but if it gives licence to do anything then I am changing my name to Gregg.

Takes a lot of signatures to make $100000. 24 yrs old girlfriends are not cheap I guess.


NYCScammer - 7/11/2012 at 07:50 PM

quote:
Is the thought of Gregg playin this gig bustin some bubbles round here or what?5 pages of post and goin strong.So what if he is and does play,so what.I ain't a dem,rep,1/2 mix this or 1/4 that.Just a cat that was raised with some good morals and character.As far as the remark the guy made about they'd be handin out guns instead of condoms.Well i'd rarther be on the receiving line of a gun than a friggin condom.Guess cause i've got the common sense of after 30 yrs of marriage and one child,to know when to get the hell outta dodge before the bullets fly.And to not go round like a whore hound bangin any rose that'll drop her pants.On the other end of the stick.Girls out there ballin and spittin kids out like rabbits.And then expecting the govt to give em vouchers for head start,food stamps,welfare etc.Bit*cin and moanin bout their check bein late.But damm sure have enough bread to pay for that cell phone,and to have the nails done every 2 weeks.Nah man !if thats the bulk of the democratic party,,i'm glad to not be a part of it.So go ahead and take my free condoms and pass em on to the punk standin in line.And have my new Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag wrapped and waiting.And i'll have a box fulla smoked jerk wings,pineapple & herb shredded slaw.pole beans,and peach pie in exchange for the kindness.Damm sure dont want something for nothing!


If there was ever a post that called for double spacing, it was this one. (g)

Be safe.

[Edited on 7/11/2012 by NYCScammer]


CanadianMule - 7/11/2012 at 08:07 PM

quote:
quote:
Is the thought of Gregg playin this gig bustin some bubbles round here or what?5 pages of post and goin strong.So what if he is and does play,so what.I ain't a dem,rep,1/2 mix this or 1/4 that.Just a cat that was raised with some good morals and character.As far as the remark the guy made about they'd be handin out guns instead of condoms.Well i'd rarther be on the receiving line of a gun than a friggin condom.Guess cause i've got the common sense of after 30 yrs of marriage and one child,to know when to get the hell outta dodge before the bullets fly.And to not go round like a whore hound bangin any rose that'll drop her pants.On the other end of the stick.Girls out there ballin and spittin kids out like rabbits.And then expecting the govt to give em vouchers for head start,food stamps,welfare etc.Bit*cin and moanin bout their check bein late.But damm sure have enough bread to pay for that cell phone,and to have the nails done every 2 weeks.Nah man !if thats the bulk of the democratic party,,i'm glad to not be a part of it.So go ahead and take my free condoms and pass em on to the punk standin in line.And have my new Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag wrapped and waiting.And i'll have a box fulla smoked jerk wings,pineapple & herb shredded slaw.pole beans,and peach pie in exchange for the kindness.Damm sure dont want something for nothing!


If there was ever a post that called for double spacing, it was this one. (g)

Be safe.

[Edited on 7/11/2012 by NYCScammer]


That is for sure. I can't read stuff like that. There is spacing in writing for a reason. A post loses all effectiveness when all jumbled together.


CanadianMule - 7/11/2012 at 08:15 PM

Here is an idea. If Gregg is well enough for book signings and political shows then why not make up the shows cancelled earlier in the year. Was a shame to see them cancelled but understandable due to health issues. But when other shows were booked around the same time, it left fans saying "What the fu*k?".

Hope Gregg just relaxes and takes care of himself. Tough year for health and reputation. Amazed that shows were booked for the summer after troubles making it through Wanee and The Beacon run.

Money is the common factor.


Sang - 7/11/2012 at 08:33 PM

I thought I saw a response to this on Facebook that said Gregg was playing a private function - not the convention.


das814 - 7/11/2012 at 08:42 PM

100, 000 reasons and none of them involve a single one of us......unless we're
buying a ticket


BANANAMAN - 7/12/2012 at 01:57 AM

I didn't have any problem reading LUKE's post, and the spacing didn't detract from the effectiveness of his writing, at least not for me.

[Edited on 7/12/2012 by BANANAMAN]


SGirl - 7/12/2012 at 02:11 AM

I agree with Candaian Mule about money is the common factor.
Look he has bills , same as anyone and wnats , needs money same as anyone. Performing a private party for the GOP,hmmm, if that is his thing, ok. I like many CM entertainers and they are all GOP all the way.
GA needs money and with Ms. 24 costs money.
Personally, I think GA needs to leave the stage, should have left the stage this year and stay off for a year. He is an old, sick man.


ruthelane - 7/12/2012 at 03:52 AM

I didn't like it when I first heard.

Then I figured the Republicans(private party folks) are paying him big bucks to play for them.

But he has been playing for Democrats for free in fundraisers for Carter and Obama!

So, let him make the money. I seriously doubt he has turned into a republican!


Haisija - 7/12/2012 at 05:30 AM

Gregg plays a private function at the GOP convention, Mitt Romney disses the Affordable Health Care Act at an NAACP convention. Just what kind of suprise appearance will the Nuge do ?


eff Ted.


dougrhon - 7/12/2012 at 05:08 PM

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quote:
Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???





nope......but i'm afraid i would have to boycott an artist who openly supported a party that is heavily associated with being: pro-war, anti- gay marriage, the war on drugs, anti-union, anti-universal health care.........i could go on but i don't want to upset anyone

here's a little ditty i think is appropriate for this thread
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSSvzCNBvlQ


Yes and of course this is all "fact."


dougrhon - 7/12/2012 at 05:29 PM

Here is a modest proposal. Perhaps conservatives should not be allowed to attend Allman Brothers Concerts or even purchase their music.


CanadianMule - 7/13/2012 at 04:51 AM

quote:
Gregg plays a private function at the GOP convention, Mitt Romney disses the Affordable Health Care Act at an NAACP convention. Just what kind of suprise appearance will the Nuge do ?


eff Ted.


As long as it doesn't involve a loincloth, we should all survive.


Jerry - 7/13/2012 at 03:04 PM


Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


Actually, I'm pretty sure that you do. I'll bet you a can of cling peaches that there are more people that view this web site that consider themselves independent than there are those who vote the straight party line for either the Democrats or Republicans.
I've been Independent for years and have no qualms about voting for either party if the candidate is running on a platform I agree with.
Myself, I'd consider anybody that foolishly followed the Party and voted for every Party candidate in the election to be kind of like a lemming. Think for yourself and vote in the candidates who will do what you think will do the best for your county, city, sate, and Federal government. Don't let a Party pick your candidates.

Like some others here, I can only find one other article that says Gregg will play there, and it references back to the showbiz411 article. Smells a little like three day old fish to me.


Pete - 7/13/2012 at 04:43 PM

quote:

Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


.
Myself, I'd consider anybody that foolishly followed the Party and voted for every Party candidate in the election to be kind of like a lemming. Think for yourself and vote in the candidates who will do what you think will do the best for your county, city, sate, and Federal government. Don't let a Party pick your candidates.




+1000000000000000000000000 It should be the best person for the job. Towing the party line is one of the biggest contributing factors to our country's problems today.


alanwoods - 7/13/2012 at 05:09 PM

quote:

Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


Actually, I'm pretty sure that you do. I'll bet you a can of cling peaches that there are more people that view this web site that consider themselves independent than there are those who vote the straight party line for either the Democrats or Republicans.
I've been Independent for years and have no qualms about voting for either party if the candidate is running on a platform I agree with.
Myself, I'd consider anybody that foolishly followed the Party and voted for every Party candidate in the election to be kind of like a lemming. Think for yourself and vote in the candidates who will do what you think will do the best for your county, city, sate, and Federal government. Don't let a Party pick your candidates.

Like some others here, I can only find one other article that says Gregg will play there, and it references back to the showbiz411 article. Smells a little like three day old fish to me.


Thanks for supporting the point I made earlier.

I'm still trying to get hepatitis.


Bluenose - 7/13/2012 at 08:07 PM

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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks? yay lets party with republicans,lol....................

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I am not a Romney fan but this is one of the more narrow minded, silly statements I've read in a long time. What possible correlation is there between a political party and the quality of someones art? LOL!!! Would love to see the scientific (or any) proof that supports this statement. Speaking of delusional...


how about instead, somebody actually refute what i said?
my point was not to suggest that one should simply follow along with the politics of artists or what have you. but simply that people who make the world a better place through their writing, music etc tend to be more on the "left" of political issues. make whatever you will out of it...................

i mean who is the literary champ of neo-con thinking?.....ayn rand? .....she's a hack, enough said
music?....ted nugent? no comment necessary


I shouldnt bite but...James Ellroy?


Ed - 7/13/2012 at 09:04 PM

This sites members are overwhelming to the left on political issues. Its not worth the fight even with the facts you will lose. Just enjoy the music its less stressfull..Politics is rotten to the core


Slyckyr - 7/15/2012 at 08:06 AM

Very welcome news!
Maybe after 16+ years of sobriety the fog has cleared & Gregg has come to his senses.
Hopefully a co-headlining tour with Ted Nugent will be announced soon!


gina - 7/15/2012 at 12:03 PM

quote:
This is worse than the autopen in the abandonment of principles department.


Maybe that's how they wrangled him over there, what if they ordered some books and got autopenned? Think about it, $100 grand isn't much to them, it's like a stipend, might have been some other reason

But it could also be they just like his music and he's a paid performer, unless......they're behind the fax, that new world order will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.....oh the possibilities.....

[Edited on 7/15/2012 by gina]


playallnite - 7/15/2012 at 02:51 PM

A little off topic but it involves a rock star and a Republican convention, in 2000 I was covering the Republican Convention in Philly, standing about 10 feet away was Jimmy Ray Vaughan, I was the only one there who recognized him, I went over and said to him " your brother and Duane Allman were the best guitarists to ever walk the earth" his jaw dropped and then he hugged me, it was a warm and fuzzy moment.He then explained to me that he was performing for the Bush/Texans at their request for convention.


jonbrach - 7/15/2012 at 03:48 PM

I am a huge fan of the allman brothers and rock music in all its forms....what distresses me is not that performers are 99% to the left in their political views...that is their right...what disturbs me and has for a long time is how litle diversity of thought and opinion there is and how closed minded most on the left are today.I assume gregg has taken the job to earn a buck but lets just suppose he took it because he is sympathetic to the republican message today?So what?Is that a crime?Does everyone in the entertainment world have to take an oath to a certain ideology?Fans included?Good for Gregg,imagine if we heard he was singing for Obama..there wouldnt be a peep of protest from anyone here!

[Edited on 7/15/2012 by jonbrach]


das814 - 7/15/2012 at 07:33 PM

My goodness...aren't we all just the perfect politically correct rebels.
You don't have to love ABB/GA politics to love their music...quit trying
to make your heroes into people who think just like you.

And before anyone starts the "you've got to believe their politics to be a true fan"...
.....go get a life of your own


LUKE - 7/15/2012 at 08:03 PM

quote:
I am a huge fan of the allman brothers and rock music in all its forms....what distresses me is not that performers are 99% to the left in their political views...that is their right...what disturbs me and has for a long time is how litle diversity of thought and opinion there is and how closed minded most on the left are today.I assume gregg has taken the job to earn a buck but lets just suppose he took it because he is sympathetic to the republican message today?So what?Is that a crime?Does everyone in the entertainment world have to take an oath to a certain ideology?Fans included?Good for Gregg,imagine if we heard he was singing for Obama..there wouldnt be a peep of protest from anyone here!

[Edited on 7/15/2012 by jonbrach]



You got that right!To boot there'd be multiple videos(if available)streamlined as quick as technology would permit.


WaitinForRain - 7/15/2012 at 08:27 PM

There is no date posted for this alleged event in the tour dates up on the GA website

Sounds like a beautiful hoax a this point. Kind of like saying the right wing hillbilly band is playing for the NAACP convention.

but. stranger things have happened.


Brock - 8/10/2012 at 02:20 AM

quote:
still waiting for reliable sources to corroborate this story.

Whatever way he wants to vote is his right...the lack of corroboration regarding this story bothers me...if somebody publicly announced I was going to a particular political event and there was controversy, I'd be sure to set the record straight. I've never even heard of that website before, either.


It's twoo, it's twoo! The lamestream media has picked it up:

http://www.tampabay.com/features/celebrities/article1243619.ece


RobJohnson - 8/10/2012 at 10:52 PM

"Good for Gregg,imagine if we heard he was singing for Obama..there wouldnt be a peep of protest from anyone here!"

As mentioned earlier in the thread, Gregg DID sing for Obama in 2008. Hence the confusion.

Has Gregg changed his mind? Or is this just a good paying gig? That is the question.

Personally, I would respect Gregg more if he really thought Mitt Romney was going to be a better President than Obama. However, I suspect this is nothing more than a paycheck.

As Patterson Hood seems to understand, when you do these kind of gigs, you are going to be considered a supporter of the cause/party/etc. If you support the cause, tell us why and do it proudly. If you don't support the cause, doing this sort of gig is the very worst kind of hyprocrisy.


Brock - 8/11/2012 at 12:01 AM

I do not think there's any question that this is just a paying gig Rob. That is truly fine w/ me.

But what is ridiculous to me is that the performers think they can keep this a secret and suffer no consequences from participating. Explain that this is business, and go on and play the show, and expect that some will look on that unfavorably.

I mean, what era are we living in? Oh yeah, the information age! Even if the promoters kept their word about no press releases, etc, the word is going to get out.

Props to Mr Hood for at least addressing this head-on, and exhibiting a sense of shame. Would that others do the same.....


StratDal - 8/11/2012 at 03:17 AM

Whether Republican, Democrat, Communist, or whatever, Gregg will perform if someone will pay him. Good, bad, or indifferent, it's all about the $$ these days.


golfnutt67 - 8/11/2012 at 05:02 AM

Maybe his accountant reminded him of his tax return from 2012, and he realized "this just aint right"..................I think its refreshing, and really who really give a s**t. Are they really that different (Dems and Reps.) think about it if you can take the emotion out of the equation there anit a whole lotta difference other than the middle class will get screwed either way.


Dannyspell - 8/11/2012 at 02:10 PM

All about money. No values here!


Rusty - 8/11/2012 at 03:15 PM

Hmmm. I'm a little perplexed at this entire thing where "leftist" bands and musicians entertain the idea of playing at "right" campaign-related functions.

As stated earlier, I've never heard Gregg say more than, "vote!" at a show. I've never heard him give an endorsement one way or the other, although I'm pretty sure of his personal political leanings.

Now if Frogwings (Butch) or Ratdog (Weir) were to turn up playing at a GOP related event, I'd yell, "HYPOCRITE!!!" at the top of my lungs.

I've heard the defenses. Yes, they're professional musicians. They get paid to play and entertain people. And yes, there should be no boundaries that isolate or insulate entertainers from fans.

But who puts these boundaries in?

Quite often, it is the entertainers themselves. Think about it - Alec Baldwin threatening to expatriotize himself should "W" win the election (Baldwin balked); Weir pretty much instructing (Grateful) Dead audiences on who to vote for - telling the media that, "...had every Deadhead in Florida voted, Gore would be president".

Just dig out your old Rolling Stone, Relix or other music mag from 4 - 8 years ago and read what some of these guys say!

Give Greggory or the 'Truckers a pass for accepting these gigs? Personally, I'm alright with it. But suppose some "Clan-like" organization, some club of convicted sex offenders or even the corporate offices of Chick-Fil-A wants to have a band at their next social function and THEY have the required deniro to hire such an act? It's just a paying gig for the band, right?

In my own line of work, I have on several occasions refused a job offered by someone or an organization whose rhetoric or message that I disagreed with. I could've used the money at the time, too.


dougrhon - 8/11/2012 at 09:02 PM

Rusty you've zeroed in on the real point. To those who are so bitterly angry about this there IS no difference between the GOOP and the KKK or neo-Nazis. And I think that's sad and wrong. And it's wrong if conservatives do it too. People act as IF he's playing for the KKK.


StratDal - 8/11/2012 at 10:11 PM

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Rusty you've zeroed in on the real point. To those who are so bitterly angry about this there IS no difference between the GOOP and the KKK or neo-Nazis. And I think that's sad and wrong. And it's wrong if conservatives do it too. People act as IF he's playing for the KKK.


"To those who are so bitterly angry about this there IS no difference between the GOOP and the KKK or neo-Nazis." Are you serious or did you word your sentence incorrectly?


[Edited on 8/11/2012 by StratDal]


pops42 - 8/11/2012 at 10:26 PM

Does anyone remember when Dickey Betts played a fundraiser for the gop 8 years ago, and claimed he was duped into doing it, [when his manager said it was just a luncheon for some businessmen.] he even wrote in to rolling stone claiming he in NO WAY supports any republican.

[Edited on 8/12/2012 by pops42]


LUKE - 8/14/2012 at 12:13 AM

So is Gregg playin at the gig or what?Don't care if he's in the building,beside it,behind it,or playin on a stage bein pulled by 6 jets overhead.Just is he playin


Brock - 8/14/2012 at 12:47 AM

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So is Gregg playin at the gig or what?Don't care if he's in the building,beside it,behind it,or playin on a stage bein pulled by 6 jets overhead.Just is he playin


By my reckoning, the show will be at the Ritz Ybor on 8-27, 28 or 29. This article shows Gregg at the Ritz, and the second link shows the promoter's RNC dates:

http://www.tampabay.com/features/food/restaurants/area-venues-will-be-party -central-when-rnc-rolls-into-tampa/1243830

http://www.magnumentertainmentgroup.com/?page_id=79

Obviously, this is not open to the public, but I would get a big kick out of you busting up in there Luke. Good luck. Seriously.


Bros4ever - 8/14/2012 at 01:38 AM

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I could give a flying F78K who GA supports in an election. Just keep playing brother!!!


Bros4ever - 8/14/2012 at 01:40 AM

^
word!!!!


LUKE - 8/14/2012 at 03:09 AM

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So is Gregg playin at the gig or what?Don't care if he's in the building,beside it,behind it,or playin on a stage bein pulled by 6 jets overhead.Just is he playin


By my reckoning, the show will be at the Ritz Ybor on 8-27, 28 or 29. This article shows Gregg at the Ritz, and the second link shows the promoter's RNC dates:

http://www.tampabay.com/features/food/restaurants/area-venues-will-be-party -central-when-rnc-rolls-into-tampa/1243830

http://www.magnumentertainmentgroup.com/?page_id=79

Obviously, this is not open to the public, but I would get a big kick out of you busting up in there Luke. Good luck. Seriously.


Thanks man!

[Edited on 8/14/2012 by LUKE]


LUKE - 8/14/2012 at 03:11 AM

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I could give a flying F78K who GA supports in an election. Just keep playing brother!!!



Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies.
What cha said bout wraps it up man.


Brock - 8/14/2012 at 03:32 PM

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quote:
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So is Gregg playin at the gig or what?Don't care if he's in the building,beside it,behind it,or playin on a stage bein pulled by 6 jets overhead.Just is he playin


By my reckoning, the show will be at the Ritz Ybor on 8-27, 28 or 29. This article shows Gregg at the Ritz, and the second link shows the promoter's RNC dates:

http://www.tampabay.com/features/food/restaurants/area-venues-will-be-party -central-when-rnc-rolls-into-tampa/1243830

http://www.magnumentertainmentgroup.com/?page_id=79

Obviously, this is not open to the public, but I would get a big kick out of you busting up in there Luke. Good luck. Seriously.


Thanks man!

[Edited on 8/14/2012 by LUKE]


You're welcome. Perhaps a lunch at the Ritz soon, and lay a big tip on your server to get the skinny.


robslob - 8/14/2012 at 04:53 PM

I think it's pretty obvious that Gregg is looking at this as a huge chance for exposure, and yeah, the payday certainly does not hurt. I doubt there are any political motivations here. BUT.......from what what I've heard Gregg loves to toke up. If there were any political motivation, maybe it's Obama's abandonment of support for medical marijuana dispensaries?? I'll vote for him, but regardless, that's my biggest issue with Obama.


dougrhon - 8/14/2012 at 04:59 PM

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I think it's pretty obvious that Gregg is looking at this as a huge chance for exposure, and yeah, the payday certainly does not hurt. I doubt there are any political motivations here. BUT.......from what what I've heard Gregg loves to toke up. If there were any political motivation, maybe it's Obama's abandonment of support for medical marijuana dispensaries?? I'll vote for him, but regardless, that's my biggest issue with Obama.


First of all does Gregg still "toke up"? I would think not but am not sure. Sober means sober. Second, I am virtually certain that this particular issue plays absolutely no part in Gregg's decision. Even if he cared about this issue, the GOP is certainly not going to support it.


hotlantatim - 8/14/2012 at 05:59 PM

These private gigs (he isn't playing the convention itself) don't provide exposure beyond the small crowds that attend and maybe a small blurb in a newspaper/internet site. He's doing this to get paid. He liked Carter a lot and that's about the extent I've ever heard Gregg speak about politics. He's not someone I would be influenced by.


PennsylvaniaPete - 8/14/2012 at 06:34 PM

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I am a huge fan of the allman brothers and rock music in all its forms....what distresses me is not that performers are 99% to the left in their political views...that is their right...what disturbs me and has for a long time is how litle diversity of thought and opinion there is and how closed minded most on the left are today.I assume gregg has taken the job to earn a buck but lets just suppose he took it because he is sympathetic to the republican message today?So what?Is that a crime?Does everyone in the entertainment world have to take an oath to a certain ideology?Fans included?Good for Gregg,imagine if we heard he was singing for Obama..there wouldnt be a peep of protest from anyone here!

[Edited on 7/15/2012 by jonbrach]


As a matter of fact I do remember lots of folks complained when Allmans (and the Dead) did the Penn State concert to support Obama in 2008.


PennsylvaniaPete - 8/14/2012 at 06:35 PM

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Does this make me lose respect for Gregg??? Well, if he is a supporter of Romney and the Republican party then I respect his decision. If he or any of the other performers are really supporters of the Democrats and are doing these gigs just for the money then I would lose a lot of respect for them. To take money from a political party that you don't support is just whoring yourself out IMO.

Wouldn't it be cool though if Gregg were to do the gig but during song breaks explain to the crowd how he is really a supporter of Obama and that everyone should vote for him in the coming election.


...and how he's doing to gig to raise money that he's going to turn over the the Obama campaign!


jaxflbrofan - 8/15/2012 at 03:48 AM

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Same poster, different thread:


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i've been told to sit down at abb shows before, that is pretty crazy in my book. also a big no no. i don't care who ya are i don't sit down when people tell me to, especially when my band is raging......stay home if you are that void of life and soul brother....................
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????????????? i don't get your point?
ask any usher, when you purchase a ticket you have te right to stand as much you want...........




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MartinD28 - 8/15/2012 at 12:02 PM

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These private gigs (he isn't playing the convention itself) don't provide exposure beyond the small crowds that attend and maybe a small blurb in a newspaper/internet site. He's doing this to get paid. He liked Carter a lot and that's about the extent I've ever heard Gregg speak about politics. He's not someone I would be influenced by.


Yep on what you said.

At this stage of his career, Gregg really doesn't need exposure. He's gotten as much as he's ever wanted through his life & music & then some. I'll bet it's just another good paying job for the band & nothing else. Gregg has previously stated that he's set financially for life, and I guess he's playing cause he loves to play gigs live. I doubt it has one iota to do about politics for him IMHO.

For those who have attempted to, I wouldn't read too deeply into any ulterior moves or motivations for Gregg playing this gig. Just my 2 cents.


dougrhon - 8/15/2012 at 08:05 PM

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These private gigs (he isn't playing the convention itself) don't provide exposure beyond the small crowds that attend and maybe a small blurb in a newspaper/internet site. He's doing this to get paid. He liked Carter a lot and that's about the extent I've ever heard Gregg speak about politics. He's not someone I would be influenced by.


Gregg has always been very unpolitical. His support for Carter had as much to do with the fact that he was Southern and from Georgian as anything else. If people care to recall Carter, in 1976, ran as the conservative Democrat in the race and he was the first Southern non-incumbent to get the nomination since before the Civil War.


LUKE - 8/30/2012 at 12:41 AM

i'm in high brows movers and shakers


DanB - 8/30/2012 at 01:17 AM

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i'm in high brows movers and shakers


just got finished watching Gregg at the convention. Yes I got invited inside.

grate version of a WTF?


























Freebird


jszfunk - 8/30/2012 at 01:34 AM



[Edited on 8/30/2012 by jszfunk]


Brock - 8/30/2012 at 01:37 PM

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i'm in high brows movers and shakers


Way to go Luke! How did you pull it off?


Brock - 8/30/2012 at 02:54 PM

Luke, please at least tell us the condensed version of your long story. Or, what the show was like. Who were the friends? Throw us a bone man!


PeachNutt - 8/30/2012 at 10:44 PM

Was there the same feeling of animosity when Gregg and the ABB supported Jimmy Carter? Obviously he has been forgiven for that unmitigated disaster.
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Why do you say this? Jimmy Carter is Great man....what was the disaster you mention??


Brock - 8/31/2012 at 01:35 PM

Made ya look Luke!


StratDal - 8/31/2012 at 03:53 PM

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Was there the same feeling of animosity when Gregg and the ABB supported Jimmy Carter? Obviously he has been forgiven for that unmitigated disaster.
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Why do you say this? Jimmy Carter is Great man....what was the disaster you mention??



He's a good man but not an effective president.

As far as the band supporting him, they were in it for the party and I don't mean the Democrats or the Republicans.


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