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New Book On The Allman Brothers Band


With a retirement looming at the end of the year, the Allman Brothers Band will be the subject of a new book.

"One Way Out: The Inside Story of the Allman Brothers Band," publishing February 18, is a comprehensive oral history of the group written by veteran music and sports journalist Alan Paul.

The 438-page tome, which sports a foreword and afterword by Allmans' drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, respectively, is built from interviews not only with the band members but also managers, booking agents, crew members, fellow musicians such as Eric Clapton and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons -- more than 60 people affiliated with the Allmans during their 45-year history.

The New Jersey-based Paul has covered the Allmans for the past 25 years and has written liner notes for some of the group's reissues, and guitarist Warren Haynes has noted that "no journalist knows the ins and outs of the Allman Brothers Band better."

"One Way Out" also includes more than 140 photos, including shots taken by Allmans road managers Twiggs Lyndon and Kirk West.