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  posted on 6/27/2009 at 05:19 PM
Hey, just read the Rolling Stone interview with Gregg Allman. What an interesting an often interrupted life he has had. I've often wondered if musicians truly know the impact they have on and in people's lives. I've been an ABB fan since I was 17 (and that wasn't just yesterday) and I know that when times became difficult I would often turn to this music to comfort or energize me. Gregg, the sound of your voice is like the sound of the voice of an old friend. You would never know me if we passed on the street but you have been a great source of comfort to me - and for that I thank you. I hope that as you look back on your life you see the goodness too. MaureenElizabeth...
 
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  posted on 6/27/2009 at 07:27 PM
Well said!!

 

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  posted on 6/27/2009 at 07:38 PM
Gregg is a true survivor. It is so great to see how he has gotten his life together and seems to have found peace and happiness.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2009 at 08:54 PM
Interesting interview, although it seemed to me like the subtext was "This guy is burnt!" It was not a hammer job, not slanderous, but it did read like they emphasized his scatter-brained-ness.
 

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  posted on 6/27/2009 at 09:11 PM
for more discussion on Stone & the interview...

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=94790#pid2200980

 

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  posted on 6/28/2009 at 01:32 AM
very well said.....great points all around....
 

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  posted on 6/28/2009 at 07:12 AM
Now don't go making him too much of an icon. He is a human being too, with flaws as we all have. His life has become an inspiration since he was able to over come so much loss, drug addiction and his demons. I can't wait for his biography and I pray it is honest and forthright. I want to know how he was able to overcome all those hardships and still be able to be around to continue to offer so much to us, without losing sight of his own humanity. I think he has somethign to teach us that goes beyond the music.
 

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  posted on 6/28/2009 at 10:36 AM
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Interesting interview, although it seemed to me like the subtext was "This guy is burnt!" It was not a hammer job, not slanderous, but it did read like they emphasized his scatter-brained-ness.



Read the interview, and I got the same impression. My guess is the writer had an agenda. I've read other interviews with Gregg and in them Gregg didn't come off as being "scatter-brained".

 

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  posted on 6/28/2009 at 12:20 PM
I thought the article was pretty good. I would love to try some of his Mom's Brunswick Stew. We make some pretty wicked Stew here in Ole' Virginny ! All in all I enjoyed the article and I too can't wait for the autobiograihy either. Sail on Gregg !
 

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  posted on 6/28/2009 at 12:40 PM
Icon, and Living Legend...

That's how I feel about Gregg Allman.

Haven't found a perfect person yet in this here world. I've met a few close ones, but none were perfect. I look up to Gregg for keeping himself together well enough to still be surviving, and to overcome tragedy and abuses and addictions and wives....

I haven't read the article yet, but I'm planning on it. It won't change my opinion of Gregg no matter what it says, good or bad. No matter what light others shed on him, he'll always be a star to me.

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  posted on 6/28/2009 at 03:25 PM
there were lots of pieces of the interview and story
line that were unnecessary. i do agree with an earlier
post that said the interviewer was portarying Gregg
as .... rambling and forgetful. generally i thought the
interview/story was weak and not that insightful.
i mean come one .... passing out in a plate full of
pasta AGAIN?? also, too much time spent on ex-wifes,
the the interviewer decided to use Gregg's throw away
line about getting rid of the bedroom suit? admitting current
herb use? Gregg may be his own worst enemy on
some of the content that was questionable in the
story. don't get me wrong, i love gregg, go to wanne
almost every year, the beacon too, I'm waiting for the
really great GA interview, thought this may be it. i thought
it was really kind of a dud?

 

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  posted on 6/28/2009 at 06:25 PM
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Now don't go making him too much of an icon. He is a human being too, with flaws as we all have. His life has become an inspiration since he was able to over come so much loss, drug addiction and his demons. I can't wait for his biography and I pray it is honest and forthright. I want to know how he was able to overcome all those hardships and still be able to be around to continue to offer so much to us, without losing sight of his own humanity. I think he has somethign to teach us that goes beyond the music.


A lot of inner strength "Mountains I have climbed would have killed a thousand men."

 

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  posted on 6/28/2009 at 10:02 PM
Sorry Angela, but Gregg IS an icon. Just too great a musician and WAY too interesting a life not to achieve "ICON".

 

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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 01:13 PM
I found this issue on my coffee table yesterday and read it and I gotta say.....people on this site seem way to sensitive about ANY press that members of the band get, ESPECIALLY Gregg. Don't get me wrong, I love the man as much as anybody but I at no point thought the writer had any agenda of any sort. He's a writer, doing an interview with a guy who has done enough drugs to kill a small army.......don't you think that Gregg may not be as sharp as he was when he was say 18 years old?....he probably is a little fried....and that came through in the interview. Personally, I thought the interview was reported VERY honestly and openly by the interviewer......and same goes for Gregg...I thought he was very open...much more than he usually is. Great read and well written IMO.

I love this band, and I love Gregg, but I'm aware that he is in face "no angel" and I love him for who he is....I wouldn't want to read a sugar coated interview with him.

 

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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 01:27 PM
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I found this issue on my coffee table yesterday and read it and I gotta say.....people on this site seem way to sensitive about ANY press that members of the band get


Ain't that the truth.

 

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  posted on 6/29/2009 at 01:41 PM
Gregg's writing, singing and playing mean more to me than any other artist. PERIOD. But, I'll be the first to admit, the missed cues, forgotten lyrics, disjointed interviews don't exactly point to him being the brightest bulb in the knife drawer at this point in his life.

That said, he's clearly sharper and focused since cleaning up and his performances show it. There's no doubt he's been "on" since sobriety and it's great, but you don't live that lifestyle and escape unscathed. Unless you're Keef of course.

 

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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 07:55 AM
greggallmanfan obviously is a big, big fan. i want to point out
something about Gregg's missed ques or lyric flubs. i was up
front at the beacon 4 years ago. WOW, is it powerful when
you get that close. what i saw was an orchestra moving at
1000 mph, forceful, confident and in overdrive. warren and
derek are smokin', jaimoe and butch are pounding away,
marc and oteil are laying down the groove and in the middle
of all this organized madness is improvization. you tell me,
if you're almost 60 years old and have the history Gregg has
could you keep up with all the dynamics on stage? I thought
to myself, how in the hell does Gregg, first, keep up with
the young guns and second, keep it all straight in his mind.
i am impressed that Gregg is able to do what he does, with
style and class. it can't be all that easy fronting a rock band
that still kicks ass!!!

[Edited on 6/30/2009 by revonah]

 

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Gregg's writing, singing and playing mean more to me than any other artist. PERIOD. But, I'll be the first to admit, the missed cues, forgotten lyrics, disjointed interviews don't exactly point to him being the brightest bulb in the knife drawer at this point in his life.

That said, he's clearly sharper and focused since cleaning up and his performances show it. There's no doubt he's been "on" since sobriety and it's great, but you don't live that lifestyle and escape unscathed. Unless you're Keef of course.


Gregg is one of my favorite singers as well. I thought the article was very revealing in that it identified many of the demons that make Gregg the singer and the writer he is. I also saw a lot of potential song titles in the article.

It is difficult though to follow the he is "clean and sober" line while Gregg himself admits that he is a regular user of grass. Today's pot is pretty high potency compared to variants in the past. Gregg sounded rather stoned in the article and that is likely how he lives his life. As he says it is the only drug he can do.

Keef still puffs as does Willie Nelson and in recent interviews they both rambled on in the same disjointed way that Gregg does. These are all gentlemen who can afford to smoke continuously.

Gregg does sound much better since he quit drinking though.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 11:08 AM
bottom line is, it could have all been a lot better.
nice pics though.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 11:34 AM
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I found this issue on my coffee table yesterday and read it and I gotta say.....people on this site seem way to sensitive about ANY press that members of the band get, ESPECIALLY Gregg. Don't get me wrong, I love the man as much as anybody but I at no point thought the writer had any agenda of any sort. He's a writer, doing an interview with a guy who has done enough drugs to kill a small army.......don't you think that Gregg may not be as sharp as he was when he was say 18 years old?....he probably is a little fried....and that came through in the interview. Personally, I thought the interview was reported VERY honestly and openly by the interviewer......and same goes for Gregg...I thought he was very open...much more than he usually is. Great read and well written IMO.

I love this band, and I love Gregg, but I'm aware that he is in face "no angel" and I love him for who he is....I wouldn't want to read a sugar coated interview with him.





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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 12:34 PM
I hated this interview simply because it dwelled way too much on the past and not nearly enough on the present and the future. Most of the article was just a rehash of things that happend 10-20-30-40 years ago. Well, I'm much more interested in the present-day ABB, about the great music it creates and how it the legacy lives on.
 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 12:54 PM
You are aware the article was on Gregg Allman......not the Allman Brothers Band right? That's a pretty important little detail.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 02:01 PM
Sure, the article was about Gregg and not the ABB, but would they be writing about Gregg if not for the ABB and his role in it? Plus the majority of the article was about his history with the ABB. Besides, the point remains the same, whether we're talking about the singular or the plural -- rehashing the past and ignoring the present, at least from a muscial point of view. And the music is what this is all about, right? Why wasn't there more about the impact Gregg and the ABB have had on younger musicians? Why do we have to read, once again, about Cher and passing out in the pasta? In my mind, the writer was simply lazy and took the easy way out.
 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 02:35 PM
The writer was a "lazy bastard" and most of "his article" came from past articles, and a book about the band. also maybe Gregg smoked a joint or two right before the interview?, that would account for sounding "scatterbrained" he tokes, so what! hell, it don't make you bad!.
 
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