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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 11:45 AM
New interview with Gregg posted on the GB by Elliott Spindell...

Thought we need to have it here too

http://www2.eagle969.com/listen/gregg-allman-interview

 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 11:54 AM
Nice Bluedad Thanks.


"A lot of deep sea fishing"???????????


Damn we need to hook up!!

 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 12:12 PM
I like his quote about his brother ... "He left a hell of a footprint" (indeed ). And LOL at his suggestions for use for RS.

 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 12:12 PM
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Nice Bluedad Thanks.


"A lot of deep sea fishing"???????????


Damn we need to hook up!!


You could probably teach him something

And he would definitely enjoy your company

 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 12:14 PM
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Damn we need to hook up!!




That's what I've been saying about "The Man" for years

 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 12:19 PM
Deep-sea fishing??? Nice! Tell Gregg to hop aboard (and bring beer and ice)....



 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 12:24 PM
I apparently need to go back and read the Rolling Stone article again, because I didn't think it was that bad.
 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 12:50 PM
The interview was interesting but it seemed a bit awkward, due to the interviewers "style". He seemed to be baiting Gregg by asking some obvious questions, to which we already know the answers. Interviewer: "So Gregg, is it fair to say you're solo work is more R&B than the Allmans?" Well...duh. There also seemed to be awkward pauses and silences, like the interviewer was stuck, or sucking up and saying what he thought Gregg wanted to hear. I mean it wasn't a terrible interview, but it would be nice if an interviewer asked more thoughtful questions.

How may more times do we need to hear someone ask about HepC, Cher, getting sober, Duane's crash, inventing southern rock, etc., etc. You could randomly pick any number of interviews from the last 20 years, and it would basically be the same thing.

Granted, the HepC ordeal was damn serious and pretty recent, so I guess it's fair to ask how he's doing and if he's ok, but the rest of the stuff gets beaten like a dead horse, ad nauseum.

Ask more questions about his current artistic work, musical peers, influences, who he would like to work with, if he has any special projects or artistic endeavors he would like to persue, how's his autobio coming, any plans for new ABB audio or video, moogis, potential documentaries beyond "The Big House DVD", working with Warren and Derek, songwriting, collaborations past present and future, ask bout painting - doesn't he dabble in visual art?. I hear he's into antiquing. Ask him about his hobbies. His love of cars, motorcycles, tattoos, fishing, his kids....whatever. Accentuate the mans craft and positive traits and stop dwelling on past difficulties or personal issues. Be more journalistic and less tabloid-ish. Granted, Gregg is a character and some of his personal views add to his personna, but why not keep things more positive and don't keep asking the same old tired questions.

I thought Gregg's video interviews on MSG network's profile of the refurbished Beacon Theater were great. Gregg was bright, sharp. quick witted and entertainingly candid. I'd like to see more of that.

That Rolling Stone article was atrocious and I don't blame him at all for being pissed. It really seemed designed to make him appear antiquated and silly. Do they think that's good reading? I guess in today's overzealous, celebrity gossip starved, Jerry Springer watching, moronic masses, that would sell more magazines, but come on. Rise above.

Gregg is an iconic, character, with southern charm and wit (not to mention a deep sea fishin' boat load of musical talent.) I think he's rather Willie like in his southern-country-gentleman appeal. He's is a unique likeable character, and one that should be more visible in more flattering presentations.

You don't hear interviewers delving into the gutter for questions when Warren or Derek get interviewed. Gregg is a mostly well liked, or loved piece of Americana. Give the man some respect.

I thank Eliott for finding these things, (don't know how he does it).

 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 01:00 PM
Most interviewers are casual fans and really don't know the questions to ask, so they just ask the general ones.

Die hard fans know far beoyond the basics, but 95% of that radio stations listeners probably only know just a little about Gregg.

[Edited on 7/17/2009 by WarEagleRK]

 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 01:15 PM
The interviewer was lame IMO. Very awkward and disjointed interview. With that much time he should have been able to ask better questions and get more incite instead of just rambling about mostly known info. Just my opinion.

 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 07:05 PM
I have to agree that this one was pretty lame. (but thanks for posting it!!) It's like the guy had read a quick bio on Gregg and didn't ask anything everyone else hasn't already asked. The only thing new was his remarks about Rolling Stone. Sounds like Gregg had a little cold.
 

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  posted on 7/17/2009 at 07:18 PM
GA sounded good in this one and so what if the interviewer isn't aware of what guitar in what tuning was used on a given song. In his own voice he sounded fine. RS tried to make him sound like a crispy critter.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2009 at 06:12 AM
the interviewer was lame,he did not ask about about any future projects,where their going to play in NYC or the Big house.I liked the Rolling stone article I didn't think they tried to do any harm to gregg.gregg even said in the article good press or bad press his name is still being thrown out their.
 

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  posted on 7/18/2009 at 10:56 AM
i thought it was a rather good interview? i mean the interviewer
touched on gregg's past w/o hitting on drug use and women.
he asked about the Beacon, Fillmore East, Duane, Touring, Gregg's
future plans, John Coltrane and Lee Morgan, the origins of
"Southern Rock"(a term I never use to describe the Bros music),
the Rolling Stoned interview . i've said this before, re the Rolling
Stone interview. after all the crap gregg has been through with
other interviews and specifically a lousy history of the Rolling Stone
getting his story straight, why would he "wing it" with them?
i would say he should have had a script or assistance, or required some
questions in writing or a predetermined set of questions that were
off base? in some respects he is his own worse enemy. i must say
i am not defending the Stone interview, i thought it sucked and it painted gregg as a ..... space cadet in some respects?
my 2 cents.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2009 at 11:10 AM
I dug the recent Rolling Stone feature as well, but after listening to this interview, maybe I'll have to re-think that. However as fender31 just pointed out, Gregg even said in the Rolling Stone piece that his Grandpa told him early on, "any press is good press". In that respect it's kind of difficult to understand why he's so pissed at RS, but then, he says here that RS misquoted him about his ex-wives and his son, which I guess would piss just about anyone off.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2009 at 01:23 PM
I thought the interview was a little awkward, the guy sounded like he was in a little awe, which is understandable, but the Hep C was a strange way to begin helping an artist promote a concert. However, you have to remember that this guy is just promoting a local show, the guy probably does 3-4 hours of radio every morning and isn't an expert on everyone he talks to. People on this site are going to know far more than 97% of the station's listeners, let alone the DJ. By the way, how does every DJ manage to have the exact same identical voice?

I didn't think the RS article was that bad, but apparently Gregg does (calling him a "redneck hippie soulman" was particularly stupid). He says they misquoted him, but who knows, maybe he was high and regretted saying what he said, or perhaps he didn't realize the context until he read it in print. I've been getting RS in the mail lately and they have given the Allmans a lot of good press the past few issues (even gave mentioned the Beacon Box) so I don't think Gregg has much to complain about. Even though the band got blasted in one article back in 1971, RS is still an ABB fan and the band still keeps coming back for a profile every ten years or so. There was a great profile on the band in 1990 and another interesting one back in 1999 right before they fired Dickey and there were a lot of subtle hints in it that the band was not getting along, but the author didn't make much of it.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2009 at 03:24 PM
A much better interview than Rolling Stone. The RS interview was disturbing on numerous levels. Only Gregg knows the truth. I want to beleive that he did not speak badly about his son and ex-wife. These were statments he might say to a friend in anger, but an interviewer, I don't think so. It appears the only interviews he will be giving these days will be to HTN.
 

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  posted on 7/18/2009 at 03:50 PM
when you interview someone, they control what they say, but you control how it is presented; it's completely subjective - I do not agree with or approve of how the RS writer chose to present Gregg's words; just no need to do it that way
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  posted on 7/18/2009 at 04:41 PM
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the interviewer was lame,he did not ask about about any future projects,where their going to play in NYC or the Big house.I liked the Rolling stone article I didn't think they tried to do any harm to gregg.gregg even said in the article good press or bad press his name is still being thrown out their.


The interviewer probably had no idea about the Beacon not being used next year or a clue what the Big House is.

He's just a local guy helping promote a show, not a die hard fan who knows all about Gregg and his history.

It's not like all of us on here put together a questionaire of unanswered questions, it's just a random guy interviewing him who probably just knows the basics from a quick look at wikipedia.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2009 at 05:18 PM
very true wareagle.hopefully we will hear more about what is going on and were only a month away from the ABB tour. whoo hoo!!
 

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The interview was interesting but it seemed a bit awkward, due to the interviewers "style". He seemed to be baiting Gregg by asking some obvious questions, to which we already know the answers. Interviewer: "So Gregg, is it fair to say you're solo work is more R&B than the Allmans?" Well...duh. There also seemed to be awkward pauses and silences, like the interviewer was stuck, or sucking up and saying what he thought Gregg wanted to hear. I mean it wasn't a terrible interview, but it would be nice if an interviewer asked more thoughtful questions.

How may more times do we need to hear someone ask about HepC, Cher, getting sober, Duane's crash, inventing southern rock, etc., etc. You could randomly pick any number of interviews from the last 20 years, and it would basically be the same thing.

Granted, the HepC ordeal was damn serious and pretty recent, so I guess it's fair to ask how he's doing and if he's ok, but the rest of the stuff gets beaten like a dead horse, ad nauseum.

Ask more questions about his current artistic work, musical peers, influences, who he would like to work with, if he has any special projects or artistic endeavors he would like to persue, how's his autobio coming, any plans for new ABB audio or video, moogis, potential documentaries beyond "The Big House DVD", working with Warren and Derek, songwriting, collaborations past present and future, ask bout painting - doesn't he dabble in visual art?. I hear he's into antiquing. Ask him about his hobbies. His love of cars, motorcycles, tattoos, fishing, his kids....whatever. Accentuate the mans craft and positive traits and stop dwelling on past difficulties or personal issues. Be more journalistic and less tabloid-ish. Granted, Gregg is a character and some of his personal views add to his personna, but why not keep things more positive and don't keep asking the same old tired questions.

I thought Gregg's video interviews on MSG network's profile of the refurbished Beacon Theater were great. Gregg was bright, sharp. quick witted and entertainingly candid. I'd like to see more of that.

That Rolling Stone article was atrocious and I don't blame him at all for being pissed. It really seemed designed to make him appear antiquated and silly. Do they think that's good reading? I guess in today's overzealous, celebrity gossip starved, Jerry Springer watching, moronic masses, that would sell more magazines, but come on. Rise above.

Gregg is an iconic, character, with southern charm and wit (not to mention a deep sea fishin' boat load of musical talent.) I think he's rather Willie like in his southern-country-gentleman appeal. He's is a unique likeable character, and one that should be more visible in more flattering presentations.

You don't hear interviewers delving into the gutter for questions when Warren or Derek get interviewed. Gregg is a mostly well liked, or loved piece of Americana. Give the man some respect.

I thank Eliott for finding these things, (don't know how he does it).


Excellent post & good points.

It may be that those interviewing Gregg only know the standard or surface questions to ask? They have a basic knowledge of the band & its history. Beyond that, it drops off. So many of these interviews have no substance and don't bring anything fresh to the forefront. Many of the interviews only rehash the same old issues & stories we've heard a hundred times before.

I'd be really interested in having someone do an entire interview with Gregg about songwriting - what inspires the song, chords, melodies, lyrics, etc. But I guess that would be asking for too much as I don't thing think modern day radio gears an interview for its audience in that concept.

 

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The interview was interesting but it seemed a bit awkward, due to the interviewers "style". He seemed to be baiting Gregg by asking some obvious questions, to which we already know the answers. Interviewer: "So Gregg, is it fair to say you're solo work is more R&B than the Allmans?" Well...duh. There also seemed to be awkward pauses and silences, like the interviewer was stuck, or sucking up and saying what he thought Gregg wanted to hear. I mean it wasn't a terrible interview, but it would be nice if an interviewer asked more thoughtful questions.

How may more times do we need to hear someone ask about HepC, Cher, getting sober, Duane's crash, inventing southern rock, etc., etc. You could randomly pick any number of interviews from the last 20 years, and it would basically be the same thing.

Granted, the HepC ordeal was damn serious and pretty recent, so I guess it's fair to ask how he's doing and if he's ok, but the rest of the stuff gets beaten like a dead horse, ad nauseum.

Ask more questions about his current artistic work, musical peers, influences, who he would like to work with, if he has any special projects or artistic endeavors he would like to persue, how's his autobio coming, any plans for new ABB audio or video, moogis, potential documentaries beyond "The Big House DVD", working with Warren and Derek, songwriting, collaborations past present and future, ask bout painting - doesn't he dabble in visual art?. I hear he's into antiquing. Ask him about his hobbies. His love of cars, motorcycles, tattoos, fishing, his kids....whatever. Accentuate the mans craft and positive traits and stop dwelling on past difficulties or personal issues. Be more journalistic and less tabloid-ish. Granted, Gregg is a character and some of his personal views add to his personna, but why not keep things more positive and don't keep asking the same old tired questions.

I thought Gregg's video interviews on MSG network's profile of the refurbished Beacon Theater were great. Gregg was bright, sharp. quick witted and entertainingly candid. I'd like to see more of that.

That Rolling Stone article was atrocious and I don't blame him at all for being pissed. It really seemed designed to make him appear antiquated and silly. Do they think that's good reading? I guess in today's overzealous, celebrity gossip starved, Jerry Springer watching, moronic masses, that would sell more magazines, but come on. Rise above.

Gregg is an iconic, character, with southern charm and wit (not to mention a deep sea fishin' boat load of musical talent.) I think he's rather Willie like in his southern-country-gentleman appeal. He's is a unique likeable character, and one that should be more visible in more flattering presentations.

You don't hear interviewers delving into the gutter for questions when Warren or Derek get interviewed. Gregg is a mostly well liked, or loved piece of Americana. Give the man some respect.

I thank Eliott for finding these things, (don't know how he does it).


Excellent post & good points.

It may be that those interviewing Gregg only know the standard or surface questions to ask? They have a basic knowledge of the band & its history. Beyond that, it drops off. So many of these interviews have no substance and don't bring anything fresh to the forefront. Many of the interviews only rehash the same old issues & stories we've heard a hundred times before.

I'd be really interested in having someone do an entire interview with Gregg about songwriting - what inspires the song, chords, melodies, lyrics, etc. But I guess that would be asking for too much as I don't thing think modern day radio gears an interview for its audience in that concept.


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Jeff & MD28.....you both nailed it. The Rolling Stone interview dealt with nothing but a Gregg Allman of 10 or more years AGO.....rehash...rehash....stereotype. The radio interview while decent in tone was best described as sophomoric....no depth on any of the issues and again, rehash.

Thanks Bluedad for the original post.

 

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  posted on 7/19/2009 at 02:35 AM
Hey, this is the radio station I listen to all day at the shop and in my car

It's cool that they have all kinds of ABB on their playlist;
Jessica, Liz Reed, Midnight Rider, Melissa, and of course, Ramblin' Man

Oh, and Ayla won two free tickets to tonights show, and they were decent seats too



Back on topic, I thought the interview was worth a chuckle or two



 

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  posted on 7/20/2009 at 07:49 AM
Hey, I asked for more info re the tats based on the interview a week ago. They're works of art themselves and I'd love to see pix if anyone has them.

As to asking about his kids, that's off limits. Parents should keep their mouths shut about their kids. If the kids want to talk about themselves, they will.

Can't expect journalism from RS anymore.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2009 at 08:00 AM
I can't see why anyone would defend Gregg on the RS interview. Yes, poor RS "journalist". But Gregg was his own worst enemy. I didn't print my opinion in the first thread on that one, as I got the issue a bit late after that. To put it bluntly, Gregg sounded like an idiot by HIS words. I actually lost some respect for him a bit by his words. Trash talk of a woman. Weird son comment. It would be one thing saying you toke once in a while (even if every day) but no idea why you would say what he did...... He sounded burned out to put it mildly. He sounded ill prepared to give words for print, he seemed vague and disjointed.

I haven't heard this one, but will later today. Hope it is better.

 

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