Allman Brothers Band
In January 2014, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced their plans to leave the Allman Brothers Band at year’s end, prompting longtime leader Gregg Allman to proclaim the band’s simultaneous retirement. However, you shouldn’t bet against an eventual rebirth, since the iconic southern rockers made their first comeback from an extended “breakup” in Feb. 1979 via their ‘Enlightened Rogues’ LP.
These are sad times for Allman Brothers fans, with the band's longtime guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks set to leave the lineup at the end of the year -- and the group's retirement from the road to follow. But in the meantime, Trucks says audiences can expect to hear the Allmans at their very best.
Following the announcement three weeks ago that two key members of the Allman Brothers Band -- guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks -- would be leaving the group at the end of the year, frontman Gregg Allman has more bad news for the group's loyal fans: It will stop touring altogether at the end of 2014.