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Remembering Duane Allman

October 29th, 2009
Photo: Michael Ochs Archive/GettyDuane Allman slammed his foot down on the kick-start of his Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle on an autumn evening 38 years ago today in Macon, Georgia. A few miles down the road, he clipped the rear end of a flatbed truck, sustaining fatal injuries. The lead guitarist of the Allman Brothers Band, who was gaining substantial recognition as an electric guitar revolutionary, was dead at age 24. “It’s clear that Duane Allman was ...

“Fame Kills” to Lollapalooza ‘04: A Guide to Big Tour Cancellations

October 7th, 2009
Fans are still questioning exactly what derailed the Fame Kills tour featuring Kanye West and Lady Gaga that was set to launch next month (is it possible not enough fans wanted to see Gaga’s outrageous outfits?). Sometimes shows are called off for obvious reasons (an artist’s injury) but often the excuses are more fuzzy (like the always-reliable “exhaustion”). Here’s a rundown of other big-name events that were suddenly squashed: Led Zeppelin Tour (1975): After the success ...