Gregg Allman Says Band “Absolutely Has Another Album” in It
Gregg Allman has lived the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle to the fullest and at 63 years of age, his body has been through the ringer. That hasn’t derailed him from doing what he loves, which is making music and touring with The Allman Brothers Band. That said, Allman is working to remain healthy while creating tunes. Since he was recovering from a liver transplant, he had plenty of time on his hands to write music. So the end most certainly is not nigh for the band or for Allman.
“Absolutely, we have another album in us,” Allman told The Boston Herald. “I’ve had to spend a lot of time healing up from these surgeries with nothing to do but write songs. So don’t listen when you hear there will never be another album. ‘Never say never’ is something I’ve learned recently.”
There you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth. The rumors that the singer/guitarist/keyboardist was done with music spread when he had to cancel shows since he returned to work a bit too soon after the surgery. Allman said, “The end is always in the back of my mind. After my liver transplant, I got back at it a little soon, and I went at it a little hard… I hated getting sick again and canceling shows. Music is my life’s blood, and I want to stay at it as long as I can.”
Allman did speak about some of the aches and pains his body endures, saying,”I could use a couple of new knees and one new hip, and my arthritis is pretty bad. But I don’t have the time for that, so I’m trying to exercise everyday and get plenty of rest, even on tour.”
That sounds like a terrific plan that will help keep Allman in the game even longer.