Allman Brothers Band Not Breaking Up

"We are not breaking up. We are replacing Derek Trucks," reveals Gregg Allman.

Allman Brothers Band Not Breaking Up
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Allman Brothers Band denied breaking up rumors.

Radio.com spoke with Gregg Allman on April 11 (via AntiMusic) about the upcoming live album "All My Friends," due out May 6, recorded at a tribute concert to him earlier this year, and he started dropping some pretty big bombshells - unprompted - that will surely interest fans of the Allman Brothers Band.

"As for the rumor of the brothers breaking up after 45 years, in other words, after this year," he said, without being asked about that rumor, "That is a rumor. We are not breaking up. We are replacing Derek Trucks."

Guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes announced that they will leave the band at year's end a few weeks ago, and soon after that announcement, Gregg told Relix that the band would be calling it a day after 2014.

When asked what guitarists he is considering for the next iteration of the band, Allman simply laughed and said, "I ain't gonna let you in on all of it, brother! You wanna try out?"

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    kyle.abent
    Yes! I would love to try out.
    abkyleguitar
    Oops, signed into the wrong account. But yeah, for any allman brothers band fan.. check out the "Blue Sky" & "In memory of elizabeth reeds" tabs I posted. I also have these files converted into rocksmith .dat with adjusted BPM for my preference along with mountain jam, jessica, whipping post. Etc Etc also seen on my youtube channel. As seen in the descriptions (f5) of these tabs. Basically allowing one to play these songs without rehearsal and through turning the guitar into a controller/keyboard etc etc. But anyways this is great news that the allman brothers band is continuing. I am not really a fan of derek trucks anyway.l. I mean it's great he can play all these songs and whatnot but I haven't heard an original by him. Derek just has a different feel than Duane & Dickey....
    gerrywm
    I never warmed to Trucks, amazing player, just never could connect with him. Betts and Warren are the best combo since dwane passed away