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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 05:03 AM
http://radio.com/2015/08/31/gregg-allman-talks-dickey-betts-and-the-future- of-the-allman-brothers-band/

Most interesting portion of the interview:

Question: I hope that you and Dickey get back together, even if you just play in a room with no audience.

Gregg: I think that you can probably count on it, bro.

Question: That said, if you perform in public, that would probably make a lot of people happy.

Gregg: If it comes to pass that the Allman Brothers reform for old time’s sake, it won’t be for a night. It’ll be for a whole damn tour of major cities. And if I play with Dickey again, it will be for more than one night. It will be to play in front of all the people who we always played in front of.

Question: So it would be with [drummers] Butch Trucks and Jaimoe?

Gregg: I would imagine so, yes. But we’re talking about something that you shouldn’t even think about happening before 2017.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 05:29 AM
Gregg had best make sure the others are on board!
 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 06:58 AM
This is just my opinion,but I kinda scratch my head with a band that says its they're last show/tour, and they are right back at it again ala The Who. Kiss and others. The whole grand finale kinda loses it's luster in a way.I dont know, maybe its just me.

I read an article in Rolling Stones with Rush and they touch on this topic.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/from-rush-with-love-cover-story- 20150616



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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 07:50 AM
Woah, woah, woah there..... Did someone dress up as Gregg and give that interview? I want proof it was really him.

Multiple shows with Dickey?
David Gilmour is a favorite guitarist?
Really admires the Grateful Dead?

I must be in a parallel universe right now....

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 08:35 AM
Someone tell Gregg to holler at Dickey, and cut to the chase. Drive down and see him. Give him a quick call. Send an e-mail. But please, please, please, fax machines are very uncool in 2015. Seriously this is a continuation of a very good energy. I hope the doomsday sky is falling types kinda keep quiet on this, as their rap is tired and old.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 09:21 AM
I'm worried about Gregg. Is he drinking again? I bet within a few weeks he will announce an ABB world tour in 2020......

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 10:03 AM
With this bunch?
Never say never.
Oteil playing two sold out dates at The Garden was bound to catch their attention.
And we DO like to throw our money around come March.
Do we not?

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 10:13 AM
This is beyond , beyond anything I ever thought would happen ..Just the sheer positivity in this article from Gregg is almost enough for the "forever fans " of the hey day to relish in.. Bravo! love to see this happen ...

Also I wanted to just add that I saw Gregg Allman @ Jones Beach on 8/29th I think I was in the 9th row dead center ... Gregg was sooooooo good > I haven't seen or heard GA that strong in the voice and looking so darn good in many many yrs perhaps 17yrs. It was such a joy and a very powerful moment for me . Loved it , I wanted more and wish the show could have gone longer. The GA band was rocking and very tight whoo hoo.. Doobie Brothers rocked the beach as well.

I hope these men can make it happen for their own personal reasons and to give that extra something to all their fans... the roar of the crowd is already exploding in my ears with tears of joy.
In these troubling times of such uncertainty all around us this one positive force would be so welcomed and embraced by all the fans... new , middle and older ones too.

peace n love all Blue Sky days

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 10:20 AM
I totally get Gregg admiring David Gilmour as a guitarist. I'd love to see David sit in with Gregg or a reunited/reinvented Allman Brother's Band if that were possible.

As I've said before, I think the entire ABB organization is seeing that they left tons of cash on the table following their glorified and exalted "finale". No pay per view, no "official" live recording or DVD ... no TOUR.

I honestly believed them when they said that they were ready for new stages in life. But what is it that brings back so many bands after their final curtain calls? You got it! M-O-N-E-Y!!!!!

If a rebirth means another chance to see the band with Dickey (and hopefully Oteil and maybe even Chuck?) - I guess I'm all for it. I mean, if I can get through to TicketMaster ... I'm too old to seek a second mortgage!

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 10:27 AM
I doubt this will happen; but again you never know; but I don't take anything Gregg says seriously in interviews.

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By Brian Ives
“I’m not saying anything negative about the [Allman] Brothers; I’m just very positive about my band.”
Gregg Allman was talking to Radio.com last week about his current ensemble, who has been performing with him on his latest tour, which included a headlining slot at Saturday night’s Laid Back Festival in New York.

But the Allman Brothers Band may have a bit of life in them yet, even though they played their “final” show back in October of 2014. Well, they said it was going to be their last concert ever. But as with all band endings, there’s always a possibility of a reunion if some of the members are still above ground. And the group’s three principals — singer/keyboardist Allman and drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks — are as alive and well, and have all been playing with their own bands.
But even more surprising than the news that Gregg would consider an Allmans reunion less than a year after they retired, is the fact that he’s been talking in the press about reconciling with founding guitarist/singer Dickey Betts, whom the band fired in 2000. Things got ugly, lawyers were involved. But over the years, the Allmans brought some of Betts’ songs back into their repertoire. And recently, Allman has even been playing “Southbound,” which Betts wrote, at his solo shows.
So we spoke to him about Betts and the Allmans, as well as Laid Back last week. Last week we published part one of the interview. Here’s the second half.
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In a recent interview, you discussed the possibility of playing with Dickey Betts again, and you seemed amicable to the idea. I think a lot of fans were surprised to hear that.
Well, it makes no sense to hold grudges for the rest of your life, that’s a childish thing. You just gotta let bygones be bygones. You know, there was that time that we were climbing fool’s hill: you know we all gotta climb it! When you have six or seven or eight guys playing together, there’s inevitably going to be some distention between two of them, sooner or later. Especially over that many years. So, you know, you get it fixed and go on! You know? But if nobody says anything and you sit there and don’t talk it out, it simmers and it festers and it simmers and it festers and it gets bigger and bigger and nastier and it’s just not right, you know?

So, the way I heard it, is you were playing “Southbound” with your band and you mentioned to the audience that that was one of the songs that Dickey Betts wrote.
Well, we had an arrangement of it. With that many players [in my band], you can make incredible patterns. When there’s a vocal going on telling the story, you want the people to hear the words and absorb the story. And the music is background music to poetry. Same way with solos: I mean guitar solos. A good guitar player, and I’ve played with them all… they’re not being paid by the note! Therefore, people who play at lightning speed… “Aw, ain’t he fast? Ain’t he got dexterity? Ain’t he cool?” Bulls—! This is an opinion, hoss, this is an opinion. So, a guitar player plays this barrage of notes. Well, what the hell is the sixth note worth? “Well, I don’t know man, it went by so fast!” That’s why I so admire people like Billy Gibbons or David Gilmour or Wayne Bennett from Bobby “Blue” Bland’s band. Wayne Bennett played the solo in “Stormy Monday Blues.” I mean, he had such incredible tone! And he never touches Bobby Bland’s vocals! His fills never touch the vocal; if you do a fill and it runs into the vocal, that’s just sloppy. Like, guitarists like Mr. Clapton: they leave them wanting more. You don’t flood the place with notes. You step up and you play a couple of tasty, tasty notes. And then you back up! And then the listener goes, “Oh, God, I hope he does that again; I’ve got to hear that again!”

But back to Dickey: are you saying you’d perform with him in public, or just get together to jam privately?
I didn’t say whether just me and him would be sitting in a room, having a guitar pull… two writers, two players, and one guitar. We used to do that all the time. And we’d laugh, and we’d marvel at each other’s playing.
For some reason, I was blessed with this. When I look back on my life, and I look back on all those different nights that we played and made people so happy… people come up to you and say, “Thank you man, for helping me get through life.” “Thank you man, for being the theme song to my life.” Now, man, that’s heavy. Or, “Thank you for getting me through Vietnam. I was scared, but I had my music.” For many years, I had no idea of the effect of the Allman Brothers’ music had on people. And the lasting effect. And as I grew older and wiser. I soaked it in and I realized it.
It did anything but give me a big head or make me cocky. I’m on my knees thanking God that He has given me the intestinal fortitude to go forward after so many things that could have held me back. Like deaths in the family. When I say prayers in the morning and night, I thank him for Bill Graham and so many other people, who we’ve lost along the way that were my mentors, my teachers. Every morning, I wake up and I go to the window and I look out and I marvel – I totally marvel – at the fact that I’m still alive.
I hope that you and Dickey get back together, even if you just play in a room with no audience.
I think that you can probably count on it, bro.

That said, if you perform in public, that would probably make a lot of people happy.
If it comes to pass that the Allman Brothers reform for old time’s sake, it won’t be for a night. It’ll be for a whole damn tour of major cities. And if I play with Dickey again, it will be for more than one night. It will be to play in front of all the people who we always played in front of.
So it would be with [drummers] Butch Trucks and Jaimoe?
I would imagine so, yes. But we’re talking about something that you shouldn’t even think about happening before 2017.
I know [bassist] Oteil Burbridge may be busy for a while as well; he’s playing bass for the Dead and Company at their upcoming shows.
I haven’t spoken to him, but I’ve been hearing a lot of really great stuff about him. He’s a fine bass player, and I wish him all the luck in the world. I’m sure he will bring that band up a step or two. I’ve always admired the Grateful Dead… but I admire the Allman Brothers more [laughs].
A few summers ago, I saw Bob Weir open for the Allmans; maybe you could do some shows with them in the future.
That would be wonderful. Bobby Weir is one of my favorite people on this earth. Yes, I think it would be wonderful if we all merged and came up with something brand-new. Not necessarily Grateful Dead songs and Allman Brothers songs, but all-new material.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 11:51 AM
You know who's been layin' awfully low since Gregg started talkin' about Dickey?

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 12:00 PM
Was just saying to a friend today that I haven't heard nuttin' from thee BT camp...

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 12:03 PM
I ain't gonna go layin no licks out bout this & that, & airin others folks laundry out here.I would like ta ask a question though.Has anyone here had the chance ta jaw with Betts or Gregg,one on one on this note?
Take after take after this after that after i betcha and so forth.


Goymer use ta say suuuuurprize,suuuurprize,surprize.


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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 12:22 PM
GD50 is to thank for all the new-found love and reunion talk.

You can take that to the bank.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 12:25 PM
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Oteil playing two sold out dates at The Garden was bound to catch their attention.




I seriously doubt that was on any of their radars other than if they did hear about it a "good for him" type thing.


I could possibly see Gregg and Dickey doing shows together and maybe with Jaimoe, but I would be stunned if Butch and Dickey were on the stage together.

Also as others have said, anything that Gregg says in an interview can be taken with a full shaker of salt.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 12:27 PM
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GD50 is to thank for all the new-found love and reunion talk.

You can take that to the bank.


That would take the band and their management to be in tune with what is going on around them.

Maybe they are and this is to thank for it, however it would be the first time in many decades that someone running the show had any awareness of things outside their circle.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 12:30 PM
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GD50 is to thank for all the new-found love and reunion talk.

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 12:41 PM
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GD50 is to thank for all the new-found love and reunion talk.

You can take that to the bank.


That would take the band and their management to be in tune with what is going on around them.

Maybe they are and this is to thank for it, however it would be the first time in many decades that someone running the show had any awareness of things outside their circle.


Sadly, I think this is, er, right on the money.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 12:41 PM
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Every morning, I wake up and I go to the window and I look out and I marvel – I totally marvel – at the fact that I’m still alive.


 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 01:12 PM
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Not necessarily Grateful Dead songs and Allman Brothers songs, but all-new material.


new material?
really?

I mean, I would welcome it, but, it's been a while.

If it happens it would be fun, but I'm not going to hold my breath

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 01:56 PM
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Me neither

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 03:56 PM
This is going to make alan paul a rich man, there is probably another chapter waiting to be written on this news for the next edition of OWO.

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 04:17 PM
Sure can't blame Gregg for not wanting to "retire" and why should he? Seems the band agreed to ending, Derek and Warren have their own careers going at this point, but the original members seem to have had a change of heart. And why should they stop? The Stones, the remaining Dead members, Robert Plant, I can go on and on with contemporaries of theirs would are still out doing it, why shouldn't the ABB? If I were those guys I'd be out playing 'til I dropped.

But man, wouldn't it be great to see Gregg, Dickey, Jaimoe and Butch back together!?!

 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 05:33 PM
I knew we weren't going to see the last of the Allman Brothers. It's in their blood to play, and they are bound to miss it too much to pass it up. It's not like we haven't seen every other band out there do the same.
 

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  posted on 9/1/2015 at 05:47 PM
In recent interviews, Gregg and Dickey have both alluded to the fact that "the Allman Brothers are over ...".
Unless they've changed their minds, I'm thinking that any collaboration will be under some other name. Like the Dead ... pretty much the same product in a different package.

I'd still love to see Gregg and Dickey do an acoustic duet tour of small theaters!

 

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