GREGG ALLMAN UNDERGOES LIVER TRANSPLANT
TOUR PLANS ON HOLD UNTIL ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER FULLY RECOVERS
As part of his continued recovery from Hepatitis C, rock and roll icon GREGG ALLMAN recently underwent a successful liver transplant operation at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.
The singer, keyboardist, songwriter and guitarist had been on a waiting list for the transplant and is looking forward to a speedy recovery.
“I feel pretty good, considering everything that’s happened,” says ALLMAN, who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band in 1969. “Everybody involved here, my doctors and nurses in the hospital and all the Allman Brothers fans, they’ve just all been great.” The surgery took place this morning (June 23) after ALLMAN was notified that an appropriate liver had been donated. “All I can really say is ‘thanks,’” the singer says with gratitude.
The transplant comes as a result of the artist’s previous battle with Hepatitis C, a liver disease. In late 2007, Allman began a series of treatments for his Hepatitis C, but chronic damage of his liver led to doctors recommending a transplant. “I changed my ways years ago,” Allman says, “but we can’t turn back time. Every day is a gift, and I can’t wait to get back on the road making music with my friends.”
Updates on Gregg’s recovery will be posted regularly on
BILLY CORGAN TO SPEAK AT RUSH WALK OF FAME CEREMONY JUNE 25 IN LA
Sept. 6 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
'Custom Built' the new album from Bret Michaels, featuring the single 'Nothing To Lose' (with Miley Cyrus), a remake of Sublime's hit song 'What I Got', a rootsy version of 'Every Rose Has It's Thorn', the theme song to the upcoming VH1 show "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It" titled 'Riding Against The Wind' and much more!
Coming soon from Frontiers records ....
UNRULY CHILD - “WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE”
Def Leppard's Joe Elliott gives plug for new Classic rock magazine ... It does also feature Dio on the cover ...
Probably not ..., but the Def Leppard website has just plugged this:
Pick up the new issue of Classic Rock magazine, on news stands in the UK now, because it comes with a FREE album by Joe Elliott's Down N' Outz. MY REGENERATION contains 10 tracks that were originally recorded by various Mott The Hoople-related projects:
1. GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY (Ian Hunter)
2. STORM (Mott)
3. OVERNIGHT ANGELS (Ian Hunter)
4. CAREER (NO SUCH THING AS ROCK 'N' ROLL) (Mott)
5. ENGLAND ROCKS (Ian Hunter)
6. SHOUTING AND POINTING (Mott)
7. BY TONIGHT (Mott)
8. WHO DO YOU LOVE (Ian Hunter)
9. ONE MORE CHANCE TO RUN (British Lions)
10. GOOD TIMES (Mott, originally recorded by The Easybeats)
An extended version of the album will also be released through Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges) on the 13th July 2010. The extended version will feature three extra tracks unavailable on the Classic Rock tied release.