R.I.P. Gregg Allman: 10 minutes on the phone with the southern-rock legend at 50

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By Steve Newton

It’s a sad day for fans of arguably the best rock band of all time: the Allman Brothers Band.

Greg Allman passed away today at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He had been suffering from ill health in recent years, dealing with a respiratory infection, a liver transplant, and an irregular heartbeat.

I’m not gonna go on at length about how amazing the Allman Brothers Band were with their progressive blend of blues, jazz, country, and southern-rock stylings, the tragedies they’ve overcome, or all the incredible music they released over the years.

The true fans already know all that stuff.

What I will do is post the one and only interview I did with Gregg back in 1998, when he was 50, and trying to turn his life around with the solo album Searching For Simplicity.

He talked about bringing a version of “Whipping Post” into his…

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