Derek Wants Allmans To Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory

Earlier today we told you about Derek Trucks’s big weekend in New York that ended up with him attending the Super Bowl. In that piece, we mentioned Derek’s take on the end of the Allman Brothers Band and now there’s more from Trucks in a new Rolling Stone interview.

“I’m more excited about the Beacon this year than I have been in quite a few years,” Trucks tells Rolling Stone about the Allman Brothers Band’s upcoming run at NYC’s Beacon Theatre. “I think knowing that every show counts is going to make it a pretty special year. I have no idea how it’s all going to shake out in the end with the band, but I want to see this incarnation go out in a full blaze of glory. I want to see it go out with just the best sets we’ve ever played.” Sounds good to us!

When asked about the timing of his decision to leave the Allmans, Derek tells RS “I’ve been talking about it for years, not wanting to be on the road 300 days a year with kids growing up. There’s so much love and loyalty for that band and music that it’s a tough call to make. I’ve given my half-resignation many years in a row. This year it was known that this was going to be it.”

Does Trucks foresee a reunion down the road with his Allman Brother brethren? “My gut tells me this is it. I’m not one that loves the idea of reunions just for the sake of doing it. I love the idea of it going out just as strong as it possibly can and letting that be the legacy. But, you know, I don’t want to be the stick in the mud either. So it’s a fine line.”

Head to Rolling Stone for more of Derek’s chat.

[via Rolling Stone]