Allman Brothers Band Manager Says There’s More Music To Be Released

first_imgThe music of the Allman Brothers Band has proven itself timeless, as recordings from nearly 50 years ago continue to circulate radio stations, television programs, vinyl record players, and our own at-home devices on a regular basis. And while the passing of founding member, lyricist, vocalist, and organist Gregg Allman seals the end of the live performance era, it’s certainly not the last fans will hear from the Midnight Rider and the Band that paved the way for southern rock and blues.Gregg Allman was recently in the studio with Don Was, promising an album of new material expected to come out this fall, “likely in September, with more details on that soon,” according to Billboard. According to longtime Allman Brothers Band manager Bert Holman, there’s also a great deal of Allman Brothers Band archives that have yet to be released via the band’s own label and RED distribution.“We’ll keep putting things out as long as there’s an appetite for it,” Holman tells Billboard. “There’s a great deal of material [left], and still a lot of interest in hearing these things, we think. We’re working on other stuff right now in the creative pipeline.”The band’s most recent release was The Fox Box, a three-night run at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from September of 2004. According to Billboard, “A number of other releases are in motion, including the individual digital release of six 2003 shows from the Instant Live series, as well as a ‘best of 2003’ four-disc set that Holman says will ‘cull the best songs and put together a mega-concert in terms of sequencing.’ Also on the near-term docket is a package featuring multiple shows by the original Allmans lineup at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.”Holman also reveals that the Allman Brothers’ legendary July 19, 2005 concert at the Warner Theatre in Earie, Pennsylvania is under strong consideration for release – a show that is greatly appreciated by ABB fans as one of the best the band has ever played, under a similar scope of the Grateful Dead’s 1977 Cornell University show. He also says that a “ferocious” small show from Fresno, California is also a potential release. The band’s manager is also working to release the Allman Brothers Band’s final concert from October 28, 2014 at the Beacon Theatre in New York in physical form. A release that features guitarist Jack Pearson (1997-1999) is also in the works.The archival decisions are made by a committee that features veteran music industry executive Bill Levenson, Warren Haynes, who Holman describes as having “an encyclopedic mind about shows, certain song performances,” among other brilliant minds and historians of the Allman Brothers Band legacy.While the group’s musical collection will continue to grow, so will its museum in Macon, Georgia. The Big House is the current home to all Allman Brothers Band memorabilia, from instruments, clothing, and show merchandise, to the very walls that inspired songs like  “Blue Sky.” The museum has expanded so much over the last few years, that they were able to acquire the neighboring house to utilize as the headquarters and open the museum’s third floor as exhibition space.“More stuff keeps showing up, a lot of memorabilia and other stuff,” Holman tells Billboard. “They recently found one of [drummer] Jaimoe‘s conga cases from the back of the Fillmore album in a building in downtown Macon where the old Macon Recording Studios were. Who knows how it ended up there. So that’s in the museum. And as the audience is aging, people are loaning and donating all kinds of stuff to us. Every time somebody comes to the museum they’re like, ‘I have a button you don’t have. I have a poster you don’t have.’ Well, we’d love a picture of it, and if you’d like to donate it, all the better.”Holman also comments on the passing of Gregg Allman, saying “During the last months of his illness he really wanted privacy. He had been deteriorating for a while; He just kept it private. He didn’t want people calling, didn’t want to see stuff on TV. He wanted dignity, and fortunately he was able to do that. I think it’s great he died peacefully at home rather than hooked up in a hospital room with tubes, listening to that high-pitched beep, beep, beep.”The closing sentiments from Bert Holman reveal that the rock legend perhaps could have avoided further health issues, but that his main concern was always to play music. “He maybe came back too soon, by his own admission, but Gregg lived for the music. That’s the only thing he really loved. Playing in his bedroom is not what he means by playing; He wants to play with a band and in front of an audience. He just loved to play, so of course that’s what he would do.” You can read the full story here.Funeral arrangements have been made for this Saturday in Macon, Georgia at Snow’s Memorial Chap. It will be very small and intimate, with a “no suit” rule, as per Allman’s request. According to the Macon telegraph, fans who would like to pay their respects are asked to create a mile-long motorcade route between the funeral home and Rose Hill Cemetery, where he will be buried alongside his brothers Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. It is in this cemetery where songs like “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Little Martha” were written, and much of the band’s early history was spent.Rest In Peace, Gregg Allman.[photo by Phierce Photo]last_img read more

Sex Ratios

first_imgIt may seem like everyone on Earth has an equal chance of being born male or female. It’s about a 50-50 split, after all.But University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Kristen Navara has found that it’s not that simple.Stress and a lack of resources can trigger hormonal shifts that make it more likely for a mother to produce female offspring.Navara has found that it’s true for birds, and although the mechanism is different, it’s true for humans and most mammals.Women who gain less weight during pregnancy are more likely to have female offspring, and wild birds that experience food shortages or other environmental stress produce more female chicks.“So all birds and mammals produce these hormones, and that’s what elicits physiological responses that help them survive environmental challenges,” Navara said.“When we knew that wild birds were able to adjust the sex of their offspring, our first question was, ‘What is responsible for transducing those environmental conditions into physiological signals that could control sex ratios?’ The answer was stress hormones,” she said. “We believed those stress hormones might mediate this effect on sex ratio, and we have found that they are, at least in part, a player in the process of manipulating sex ratios.”They found that treating laying hens with corticosterone, the stress hormone, can influence the sex chromosome the hens’ offspring inherit.In early 2018, Navara published a book exploring the factors that skew sex ratios in animals, “Choosing Sexes: Mechanisms and Adaptive Patterns of Sex Allocation in Vertebrates.” It is one of the only works that takes a comparative approach to explain the powerful use of hormones to manipulate sex ratios across species.Understanding how stress hormones affect the sex of the hens’ chicks is invaluable information for the poultry industry, which needs male chickens to populate broiler houses and female chickens to populate laying houses.“We know that birds in the wild have the ability to alter the sex of their offspring without our help,” Navara said. “We want to harness that ability for the industry …In the poultry industry, the sex of the chicks is particularly important. So we’re trying to find a treatment that would program the hen to produce more of the desired sex.”Currently, with the help of the Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics Core at UGA, Navara’s team has identified a handful of genes that could potentially be the links through which stress and stress hormones control the sex of progeny. They are now in the process of verifying whether expression of these genes does, in fact, change when stress triggers sex-ratio skews.Up until this point, they’ve only been able to affect the sex ratio of the hen’s chicks by treating her with hormones, a practice that is banned in the poultry industry.Their next step is finding a hormone-free treatment to trigger the gene responsible for translating stress into hormones to skew the sex ratio of chicks. Eventually, this could be accomplished through breeding, but that is a project for the future, Navara said.last_img read more

Martin Atkinson’s referee stats as he takes charge of Manchester City vs Arsenal

first_imgMartin Atkinson’s referee stats as he takes charge of Manchester City vs Arsenal Comment Daniel MackrellSunday 3 Feb 2019 3:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Referee Martin Atkinson has taken charge of some of the biggest games in football (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Martin Atkinson has been a referee in the Premier League since 2005 and he has now taken charge of over 350 games in the competition.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starHe started life as an assistant referee in the football league in 1998 and gradually made his way up to take charge of various cup finals.The 47-year-old has also overseen 30 Champions League fixtures, as well as 18 Europa League matches and various World Cup qualifiers.Martin was also a lead official for two Euro 2016 group stage matches, as well as the round of 16 game between Wales and Northern Ireland.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementcenter_img (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)Who is taking charge of Manchester vs Arsenal?Martin Atkinson will be taking charge of today’s match.He will also be joined by assistant referees Stephen Child and Lee Beets, as well as Craig Pawson who will be the fourth official.MORE: Andreas Pereira dropped from Manchester United’s squad to face Leicester after mistake against BurnleyMORE: Jamie Carragher compares Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea flop Fernando Torres ahead of Leicester clash Advertisement (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)What are Martin Atkinson’s stats?Martin Atkinson has been a referee in the Premier League since 2003 andAdvertisementAdvertisementMartin has taken charge of 368 Premier League games so far, which has included 1257 yellow cards, 26 second yellow cards and 33 red cards.He has also awarded 86 penalties while officiating those fixtures.Some of his biggest games include overlooking the 2011 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Stoke City, as well as the 2014 League Cup final between Manchester City and Sunderland.He was also the referee for the 2017 Champions League semi-final match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, and the 2015 semi-final between Real Madrid and Juventus.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMartin Atkinson Premier League 2018/19 statsMatches officiated – 19Yellow Cards – 60Second yellow cards – 0Straight red cards – 1Penalties given – 5last_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018: The tale of Hazard

first_imgNew Delhi: Belgium skipper Eden Hazard is one of the French youth system’s finest exports in the past decade but he could be the danger man to put an end to Didier Deschamps’s World Cup campaign.Born in a footballing family in the Belgian municipality of Braine-le-Comte, Hazard’s reputation spread across the border and French club Lille signed him at the age of just 14.Within two years, a young Hazard made his professional debut in Ligue 1 and went on to become French football’s brightest talent, winning the league’s player of the year prize twice and leading Lille to a Ligue 1 and Cup double in 2010-11 season.With a big-money move, Chelsea signed him in 2012 for a price of USD 43 million and well that seems like a bargain now. In six seasons in England, Hazard has won two Premier League titles and won plenty of admirers. But some doubt whether he has the desire to back up his talent and challenge the legacy of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world’s best player.In the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, Hazard looks like a man on a mission to ensure that Belgium’s golden generation live up to their hype by winning their first World Cup ever.Given the captain’s armband by coach Roberto Martinez despite a natural leader in Vincent Kompany in the team, the Spaniard has drawn out Hazard’s leadership qualities.”I think Eden is in a great moment of his career,” Martinez said before the tournament.”Look at his age, he is the captain, in terms of leadership he never finds it difficult to show for the ball.”Hazard’s willingness and ability to carry the ball under pressure, skipping past helpless defenders, was in evidence as Belgium claimed their greatest-ever World Cup scalp by beating Brazil in the quarterfinals.In the dying minutes of the match, with a 2-1 lead, Hazard constantly carried the ball forward, drawing fouls to offer the Belgium backline some respiteLong linked with a move to Real Madrid, a move to Spain looks more realistic this summer than at any time of his Chelsea career, with Madrid president Florentino Perez often influenced by outstanding World Cup performers and Ronaldo looking set to exit the Santiago Bernabeu. Even if a move to Madrid does materialise, Hazard will be denied a self-confessed dream of working under another French influence on his formation as a player, Zinedine Zidane.As a child, Hazard used to study videos of the man who led France to the World Cup in 1998 – and stepped down as Real boss in May, to hone and copy his skills.Twenty years on, he’s just two games away from matching Zidane’s feat.To do so, though, he must prevent France’s own talented crop of Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann from following in Zidane’s footsteps in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more