“Melissa” was always Duane Allman‘s favorite song to hear his brother sing. So ten years after his death, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, and “Dangerous” Dan Toler took the stage at NBC Studios to perform the emotional song in his honor.Gregg Allman would often recount memories of his brother Duane at the dinner table, asking him to “play that song… the one about the girl.” While the core of the band died in the early 1970s, when Duane and Berry Oakley died in motorcycle accidents a year apart from each other, the last 40+ years have been dedicated to prolonging the life of the music through the remaining members, and whatever iteration of players the original bandmates recruited throughout time.The music stayed strong for 45 years, until the Allman Brothers Band officially played their last show in October of 2014. While Gregg, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe all played in their respective bands outside of the ABB, there was still hope that the band would reunite for a 50th anniversary. With the deaths of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks this year, we regret to realize the time has passed.Gregg Allman’s voice and songwriting has proved timeless already, and will continue to warm our hearts for years to come. Watch the 1981 performance, and take a moment to let it sink in.
Load remaining images On Friday night, the 2018 edition of LOCKN’ Festival continued to exceed fans’ lofty expectations with an evening of top-notch performances and exciting collaborations both planned and unexpected. One of the Friday LOCKN’ lineup’s defining moments came by way of hard-rocking jam favorites Umphrey’s McGee, who performed their third of three sets on the weekend as the sun set over the farm.With Jason Bonham, the son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, billed as a special guest for the set, fans expected Umphrey’s to get the Led out for their Friday set. Rather than jump straight into Zeppelin territory, the band emerged with their regular lineup in tow, starting their final LOCKN’ set with business as usual. After opening with it’s not us track “Half Delayed”, the band kick-started “Plunger”, which made its way into “Walletsworth” before segueing back into “Plunger” and, finally, moving into another it’s not us single, “The Silent Type”.Live Umphrey’s staple “JaJunk” kept the crowd dancing from there, before Brendan Bayliss welcomed out his “new favorite person in the world, Jason Bonham!” (01:59:20 on webcast playback). To begin his extended sit-in, which would last for the remainder of the set, Bonham helped Umphrey’s McGee through “Conduit”, the longtime setlist stalwart which appeared on the band’s 2011 studio album, Death By Stereo.From there, the band began a run of Led Zeppelin classics with “Good Times, Bad Times”, drummer Kris Myers owning Robert Plant‘s vocal part as Bonham recreated his father’s famous drum line and Jake Cinninger nailed Jimmy Page‘s recognizable guitar solo with gusto. Cinninger stepped to the mic next, leading the band plus Bonham through Houses of the Holy track “Dancing Days”. Continuing through the Zeppelin songbook, the band brought out a surprise special guest, former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, to add vocals and harmonica to “When The Levee Breaks” (02:15:10), marking Umphrey’s McGee’s first performance of the tune since 7/7/12 (608 shows). Next, Bayliss took the reins for a rendition of “The Song Remains The Same”.As the band teased “The Rain Song”, Brendan Bayliss announced their final special guest with a proclamation that never fails to excite, no matter where or when it turns up: “That’s Derek Trucks, everybody. Let’s have some fun” (2:28:50). With Bonham and Andy Farag manning percussion duties and Trucks going toe-to-toe with Cinninger on dual lead guitar, Myers stepped out from behind his drum kit to lead the band through Led Zeppelin II hit “Whole Lotta Love” (their first in 444 shows) to close the set.You can also watch selected clips of Umphrey’s McGee’s Friday evening set below:Umphrey’s McGee – “Half Delayed” [Pro-Shot][Video: Relix]Umphrey’s McGee w/ Jason Bonham – “Good Times, Bad Times”[Video: Gregory Marcus]Check out a handful of photos from Umphrey’s McGee’s set with Jason Bonham, Taylor Hicks, and more below courtesy of Dave Vann.You can stream all of the remaining sets at LOCKN’ this weekend here.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee w/ Special Guests | LOCKN’ Festival | Arrington, VA | 8/24/18One Set: Half Delayed, Plunger > Walletsworth > Plunger > The Silent Type, JaJunk, Conduit, Good Times Bad Times, Dancing Days, When the Levee Breaks, The Song Remains the Same, Whole Lotta Love with Jason Bonham on drums debut, Led Zeppelin; with Jason Bonham on drums with Jason Bonham on drums and Taylor Hicks on harmonica and vocals with Jason Bonham on drums, Derek Trucks on guitar, and Kris on vocals (no drums)Notes:with Witchy Woman (The Eagles) tease before When the Levee Breakswith The Rain Song (Led Zeppelin) tease before Whole Lotta Lovelast When the Levee Breaks 7/7/12 (608 shows)last Whole Lotta Love 2/14/14 (444 shows)Umphrey’s McGee w/ Special Guests | LOCKN’ Festival | Arrington, VA | 8/24/18 | Photos: Dave Vann
(REUTERS) – India batsman Prithvi Shaw has been handed a back-dated eight-month suspension for a doping violation after ingesting a prohibited substance Terbutaline, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said yesterday.The BCCI said Shaw, who made his Test debut last year, admitted to the Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) but the 19-year-old asserted that it was ‘inadvertent’, ingesting the substance when he had used an over-the-counter cough syrup.“Prithvi Shaw, registered with Mumbai Cricket Association, has been suspended for doping violation,” BCCI said in a statement here. “Mr Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.“Mr Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing programme during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22, 2019 in Indore. His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline.“The BCCI is satisfied with Mr Shaw’s explanation that he had taken Terbutaline inadvertently to treat a respiratory tract infection and not as a performance-enhancing drug.”The suspension has been backdated because Shaw admitted to taking the banned substance, in line with BCCI ADR Article 10.10.2, with the ban deemed to have started on March 16 and ending on November 15.Shaw released a statement later yesterday saying he accepted the punishment and hoped this example would deter other athletes from neglecting protocol when it came to taking medicines.“I accept my fate with all sincerity,” Shaw said on Twitter. “I have to take this in my stride and hope it inspires others in our sports fraternity too in India.“We, as athletes, need to be extremely careful in taking any medicine for the smallest of medical ailments even if the medicine is available over the counter.”Shaw last played for India in a Test match against West Indies in October last year and has not been picked in the squad for their tour of the Caribbean next month.However, Shaw will be allowed to resume training with his state team after midnight on September 15.The BCCI also said that two other domestic cricketers – Akshay Dullarwar (Vidarbha) and Divya Gajraj (Rajasthan) – were suspended for eight and six months, respectively, for similar inadvertent doping offences.