1. Merle, Waylon, Willie, Patsy: Classic Country Takes Center Stage in Nashville

    April 12, 2017 2:22 PM EDT Simpler material from another era still has a place in a high-tech world. Just days after the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards recognized the state of the genre in 2016 and 2017 on national TV, Nashville turned back the clock. Willie Nelson taped a SiriusXM special on April 4 that mixed…

  2. All-Star Line-Up Delivers Blues, Rock, Gospel and Soul Classics at 'Love Rocks NYC!' Concert: Recap

    March 10, 2017 12:09 PM EST It was appropriate that Thursday night’s all-star concert at the Beacon Theatre was benefiting God’s Love We Deliver. That worthy organization delivers meals to severely ill people throughout the New York City metropolitan area, and the show -- dubbed Love Rocks NYC! -- was an evening of…

  3. Cyndi Lauper, Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples & More to Headline 'Love Rocks NYC' Benefit Concert

    January 25, 2017 6:09 PM EST The event, hosted by designer John Varvatos & real estate exec Greg Williamson, will raise money for God's Love We Deliver. Fashion design icon John Varvatos and NYC real estate executive Greg Williamson have announced a first-ever benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver, a New…

  4. Gregg Allman & Black Crowes' Steve Gorman Remember Butch Trucks

    January 25, 2017 1:32 PM EST Today, the music world is mourning the loss of Allman Brothers Band drummer and founding member Butch Trucks, who passed away Tueday night (Jan. 24) at 69 years old. Classic rock staples and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Allman Brothers Band made its musical debut back in 1969 and has…

  5. Dead & Company Bassist Oteil Burbridge on John Mayer, 'Intimidating' Jam Sessions & More

    August 06, 2015 6:10 PM EDT The band will make its live debut on Halloween at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Back in April, Billboard reported that John Mayer could be joining some members of the Grateful Dead for shows in the fall. On Wednesday, the rumors came to fruition with the announcement of Dead & Company…

  6. Listen to Warren Haynes' 'Company Man': Exclusive Premiere

    June 15, 2015 11:56 AM EDT Ashes and Dust  may be a new release for Warren Haynes , but it features music the Gov't Mule leader and former Allman Brothers Band guitarist has been working to get out for quite some time. "I've been writing these kinds of songs my whole life, and as far back as probably six…

  7. ADA to Distro Mascot Label Group in North America

    November 21, 2014 5:45 PM EST The Alternative Distribution Alliance has signed a North America distribution deal with the Mascot Label Group and its 600-album catalog. The deal deepends the relationship between the two companies, as ADA has already been distributing the Mascot Label Group in Great Britian, Australia,…

  8. Allman Brothers Band Set 'Final Concerts'

    June 02, 2014 9:49 AM EDT Longtime members Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes announced their departures earlier this year. "I don't think anyone knows exactly what's gonna happen," says Trucks on whether the group will actually call it a day. "I would never count that band out" The…

  9. Vince Gill, Jackson Browne Honor Gregg Allman at Tribute Concert

    January 11, 2014 3:19 PM EST Zac Brown, Taj Mahal, more also joined festivities at Atlanta's Fox Theatre An all-star lineup of musicians feted Gregg Allman Friday night at a tribute concert heralding the southern rock luminary and the blues rock that influenced many artists to follow his band's early 1970s…

  10. Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks Departing Allman Brothers Band After 2014

    January 08, 2014 9:11 PM EST The Allman Brothers Band will lose two of its prominent members when 2014 draws to a close. At the end of the year, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will depart the band. The duo's departure was announced in a release today (Jan. 8), noting that Haynes and Trucks would honor…

  11. Willie Nelson On The Road Again After Shoulder Injury

    September 27, 2013 1:02 AM EDT An improving Willie Nelson will make his festival date this Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., after all, and he's bringing a friend. A news release from festival organizers said Nelson has recuperated enough from a shoulder injury that he's able to keep his evening slot at the Zac…

  12. Skrillex, Warren Haynes to Take Part in Grateful Dead Case Study at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 19, 2013 10:25 AM EDT The Keynote Case Study at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference will examine the lasting impact of the Grateful Dead on contemporary touring across a wide range of genres. The one-of-a-kind session, moderated by Paradigm agent Jonathan Levine, will feature electronic producer…

  13. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Records  "Shout!" will be a double…

  14. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My…

  15. Johnny Winter Eying All-Star Guitarists for 'Roots' Sequel

    August 03, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Johnny Winter plans on staying true to his "Roots" for his next album. After scoring raves for last year's "Roots" albums, which featured 11 blues staples recorded with guests such as Winter's younger brother Edgar along with Derek Trucks, Blues Traveler's…

  16. Warren Haynes on the Current State of Rock: Q&A

    January 12, 2012 9:00 AM EST Warren Haynes remains the rock'n'roll iron man, an inventive, versatile musician, singer and songwriter in high demand, whether it's with his Warren Haynes Band and Gov't Mule, the Allman Brothers Band, or various other outfits ranging from Frogwing to the Dead. Haynes&…

  17. Bob Seger, Kid Rock, The Killers Top Inaugural Orlando Calling Fest Lineup

    July 21, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Rockers both modern ( Kid Rock , the Killers , the Raconteurs ) and classic ( Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band , the Doobie Brothers ) along with a smattering of country, blues, folk, R&B and hip-hop artists will be performing at the inaugural Orlando Calling festival Nov. 12-13 at…

  18. Johnny Winter Honors 'Big Influences' on 'Roots,' out in September

    July 01, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter will pay tribute his blues heroes and, for the first time in his 42-year recording career, enlist the assistance of established younger artists on "Roots," his first album for Megaforce. The release date is Sept. 27. Sonny Landreth , Vince…

  19. Johnny Winter Taps All-Star Lineup for 'Roots' Album

    April 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It should be no surprise that Johnny Winter 's next album finds him playing the blues. But on "Roots," due out later this year, he's playing other people's blues. The veteran guitarist, singer and bandleader's first studio album in more than seven years finds him…

  20. Warren Haynes Mines His Soul Roots On 'Man in Motion' Album, Due in May

    February 24, 2011 12:28 PM EST G ov't Mule co-founder and Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes will shows his roots as a soul man with the May 10 release of his fourth solo album, "Man in Motion" (Stax/Concord Music Group). The 10-song set, recorded in Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio near…

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