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Published: 2012/06/07

Butch Trucks Hints at New Allman Brothers Band Material

The Allman Brothers Band may debut some new material this summer, according to an interview with drummer Butch Trucks. The ABB co-founder recently told ABC News Radio he believes that “by the time this year is over, there’ ll be a lot of new material.”

“I know [frontman] Gregg [Allman] and [guitarist] Warren [Haynes] really want to go back to the studio [but] I never liked the studio in the first place,” Trucks says. “It costs us more to make a CD than we can recoup in the sales, so it’s really not cost effective. If we’ve got a lot of new material and everybody wants to do [a new record], then, fine, I’ll do it.

“I kind of like the concept of, if we get a lot of new material this summer, next year we…record everything [during our ansnual residency at New York City’s] Beacon [Theatre],” he added. “Then [we] take it into the studio and let Gregg redo all the vocals or whatever, and come out with kind of a hybrid live-studio album. It would be cost effective and a hell of a lot more fun.”

The Allman Brothers Band have not debuted a new original song since “Bag End” in 2009, though the group has added several new covers and some solo project material to their repertoire. Haynes recently co-wrote a few new songs with Allman, including “Just Another Rider” from the ABB leader’s solo release Low Country Blues. Allman has also mentioned in a few interviews that he hopes to work with Low Country Blues producer T-Bone Burnett on a new Allman Brothers Band album.

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