Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gregg Allman memoir headed to the big screen



Gregg Allman’s 2012 memoir, “My Cross To Bear,” is headed for the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter says Randall Miller and Jody Savin – the filmmakers behind the upcoming music-themed feature "CBGB" – have write and produce an adaptation of Allman's autobiography, with Miller directing the project.

“My Cross To Bear” is billed as Allman telling “the full, unflinching tale of his life on stage and off, from becoming rock royalty, to his string of failed marriages including his marriage to Cher, to his decades-long struggle with drugs and alcohol. In his unforgettable voice, Allman offers a vivid portrait of growing up with his brother, Duane, in the 1960s South, a place of uneasy racial and cultural transformation, where a new sound emerged--the sound of slide guitar comingling with keyboards and wailing vocals.”

One of the most entertaining live bands ever to take the stage, the Allman Brothers Band defined the meaning of live rock and roll. But despite nearly a half-century of massive success, no one has ever told the inside story of the band and the brothers behind it.

“When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school,” revealed Gregg when he announced his book deal in 2011. “More than forty years later, I figure it’s finally time to write about this crazy journey that’s taken me around the world and back.”

Gregg and The Allman Brothers Band play New York’s Madison Square Garden this weekend with Eric Clapton as part of his Crossroads Guitar Festival.

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Gregg Allman cancels tour dates for medical reasons
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