1. Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Little Steven Headlining Third Laid Back Festival in Honor of Founder Gregg Allman

    June 13, 2017 11:41 AM EDT The Laid Back Festival show will go on. Less than a month after co-founder Gregg Allman 's death at age 69, the food and music event will hit the road for a three-city swing in September with an All-Star collection of rock icons paying tribute to the late Allman Brothers Band leader.…

  2. CMT Music Awards Open With All-Star Gregg Allman Tribute

    June 07, 2017 8:18 PM EDT Nashville-born rocker Gregg Allman died on May 27, and while the Allman Brothers are primarily regarded as a rock band, the Allman flavor heavily influenced the last few generations of country-rockers. So it was only fitting that the CMT Music Awards opened with an all-star Gregg Allman…

  3. 'Ramblin' Man' Gregg Allman Laid to Rest Near Highway 41

    June 03, 2017 4:35 PM EDT Legendary Southern rocker Gregg Allman was laid to rest Saturday (June 3) near his older brother Duane in the same cemetery where they used to write songs among the tombstones, not far from U.S. Highway 41. Thousands of fans lined the streets of Macon, Ga., to honor the "Ramblin Man,…

  4. Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge & More Remember Gregg Allman

    June 02, 2017 10:17 PM EDT Following Gregg Allman 's death last weekend at the age of 69 due to complications from liver cancer, there has been an outpouring of tributes for the Allman Brothers Band frontman from the music community and fans alike.  Billboard spoke with Jason Isbell , Sheryl Crow , Melissa…

  5. Gregg Allman's Son Devon on His Dad's Legacy, Possible Birthday Concert: 'His Music Will Last Forever'

    May 30, 2017 6:47 PM EDT Devon Allman, 44, is the second oldest of the late Gregg Allman 's four children, from his first marriage to Shelley Kay Jefts (who died last year). The younger Allman, who didn't get to know his father until he was a teenager, is also the most musically prolific of the five kids,…

  6. Gregg Allman Funeral Set for Saturday in Macon, Georgia

    May 30, 2017 6:34 PM EDT The ceremony will not be open to the public. A private funeral for Gregg Allman is scheduled for Saturday in his hometown of Macon, Georgia.  Allman died last Saturday  (May 27) of complications from liver cancer at the age of 69 at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He had struggled with many…

  7. Peter Frampton Remembers Friend and Hero Gregg Allman: 'Such a Genuine, All-About-the-Music Kind of Guy'

    May 30, 2017 3:53 PM EDT Peter Frampton 's friendship with Gregg Allman stretches back to the late '90s, when they first met, but he's admired and been a fan of the late Southern rock icon, who passed away Saturday at the age of 69, since the late '60s. That was when The Allman Brothers Band…

  8. Please Call Home: A Conversation Between an Allman Brothers Superfan and His Son on the Band's Impact

    May 30, 2017 2:23 PM EDT The Allman Brothers Band have been present in this music journalist’s life for as long as I’ve known about music, thanks to growing up in a suburban New Jersey household where they were viewed as the best-case scenario of rock ’n’ roll. This was chiefly due to my dad, Albert Weiss, 63, who…

  9. Allman Brothers Manager Bert Holman Talks Band Archives in Wake of Gregg Allman's Death: 'There's a Great Deal of Material'

    May 30, 2017 12:54 PM EDT He may be gone, but we have not heard the last of Gregg Allman, who passed away on Saturday (May 27). For starters, the album Allman was working on with producer Don Was will come out this fall, likely in September, with more details on that expected soon. And The Allman Brothers Band's…

  10. Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd Remembers Gregg Allman's 'Unmistakable Voice'

    May 29, 2017 1:49 PM EDT No band is more associated with The Allman Brothers Band and their Southern rock legacy than Lynyrd Skynyrd . Hailing from Jacksonville, Fla., and an eyewitness to the birth of the Allmans, Skynyrd became the standard-bearer for the next generation of Southern rock, their Allmans-inspired…

  11. Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad on Gregg Allman: 'He Was an Inventor'

    May 29, 2017 10:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band and Grand Funk Railroad each released their debut albums three months apart during 1969, and as contemporaries and road warriors at the same time, the two bands developed a respectful kinship with each other. Here, Grand Funk's founding singer guitarist Mark…

  12. For Gregg Allman, Touring and Live Performance Was the 'Medicine He Needed'

    May 28, 2017 9:32 PM EDT Southern rock pioneer Gregg Allman was as gifted as he was unpredictable, leading a life marked by band shakeups, breakups and short-lived marriages. Despite his roller-coaster lifestyle, Allman found sanctity performing for others and his affection for touring was one of the most consistent…

  13. 7 Great Blues Songs the Allman Brothers Made Their Own

    May 28, 2017 6:08 PM EDT Gregg Allman, who died yesterday (May 27) at the age of 69, was one of the greatest blues-rock singers of his generation, and maybe the greatest white blues singer of all time . And throughout The Allman Brothers Band's four-decade-plus reign, the group never strayed far from their…

  14. In Memory of Gregory Allman: Writer Alan Light Recalls His Time With the Midnight Rider

    May 28, 2017 5:18 PM EDT When Gregg Allman’s devoted manager, Michael Lehman, first spoke to me about working with Gregg on his autobiography, I was skeptical. I had written a few stories about Gregg before, and knew that he was a reluctant interview -- he could be serious and thoughtful, but was far from a life-of…

  15. Allman Brothers Band Was 'Big Bang Moment,' Scott Sharrard Writes in Tribute

    May 28, 2017 4:12 PM EDT Paying tribute to his late friend and former bandmate Gregg Allman , guitarist Scott Sharrard asks, "Does anyone doubt that he is the greatest white blues singer of all time? I certainly do not." In a written statement posted to Sharrard's website Sunday (May 28), the lead…

  16. Charlie Daniels on Musical Peer Gregg Allman: 'The Best White Blues Singer I've Ever Heard'

    May 28, 2017 4:08 PM EDT Country legend Charlie Daniels was a musical peer and great admirer of Gregg Allman, the singer and guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band who died Saturday (May 28) at age 69. Here, Daniels talks to Billboard about his memories of Gregg's one-of-a-kind talent. *   *   *   *   * Gregg…

  17. Gregg Allman 'Will Always Be My Hero': Read Chuck Leavell's Touching Tribute

    May 28, 2017 10:56 AM EDT For famed keyboardist Chuck Leavell, the passing of Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band on Saturday (May 27) at the age of 69 was like losing "not only a friend and brother, but a strong inspiration to me very early on in my career," as he posted in a touching Facebook tribute.…

  18. Trouble No More: Allman Brothers Biographer Alan Paul Reflects on 25 Years of Interviewing Gregg Allman

    May 27, 2017 7:29 PM EDT The surprising secret at the heart of Gregg Allman's blues-rock music: He was really a folkie soul singer. The news of Gregg Allman ’s death got me listening to his music on repeat. In that regard, today isn’t much different than any other day -- just more so. It’s hard to describe how…

  19. The 20 Greatest Allman Brothers Band Songs: Critic's Picks

    May 27, 2017 6:07 PM EDT Maybe more than any of their peers, The Allman Brothers Band were a group defined by eras, personalities and tragedies. Between the outfit's 1969 self-titled debut and their last official studio album, 2003's Hittin' The Note , they released 12 studio albums and six officially…

  20. Cher Reacts to Gregg Allman's Death: 'Words Are Impossible'

    May 27, 2017 5:25 PM EDT Cher has shared a simple but emotional message in remembrance of Gregg Allman , whom she was married to briefly in the '70s. The singer, who is rarely at a loss for words on social media, paid tribute to the rock 'n' blues pioneer and Allman Brothers Band co-founder with one…

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