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‘The Voice’ blind auditions: Adam Cunningham (‘Midnight Rider’) latest country artist to join Team Blake Shelton [Watch]

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‘The Voice’ blind auditions: Adam Cunningham (‘Midnight Rider’) latest country artist to join Team Blake Shelton [Watch]
During Night 3 of “The Voice” Season 13, singer Adam Cunningham became the latest country artist to join Team Blake Shelton as he belted out The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Midnight Rider.” Jennifer Hudson also turned her chair because she liked the soul in his voice, while Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus decided to stay out […]
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'Midnight Rider' Trial: Sarah Jones' Family Awarded $3.9M in Damages

'Midnight Rider' Trial: Sarah Jones' Family Awarded $3.9M in Damages
A jury awarded $3.9 million Monday to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad bridge in 2014, finding the railroad's owner shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing.

The parents of Sarah Jones sued CSX Transportation in Chatham County State Court, saying the railroad shared in the blame for their daughter's death. The 27-year-old camera assistant died in the crash Feb. 20, 2014, during the first day of shooting Midnight Rider, an ill-fated movie about Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band.

"Csx is deeply sympathetic...
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Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley Open Cmt Music Awards with Tribute to Gregg Allman

Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley Open Cmt Music Awards with Tribute to Gregg Allman
Some of the biggest names in country music joined forces on Wednesday night to pay tribute to legendary Allman Brothers co-founder Gregg Allman at the Cmt Music Awards.

Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley kicked off the show by singing the Allman Brothers Band’s 1970 hit “Midnight Rider.”

“This is for the one and only Mr. Gregg Allman,” Aldean, 40, said before the trio honored the late southern rock legend.

Amazing. Thanks @Cmt!

Gregg Allman (@GreggAllman) June 8, 2017

Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, in late May. He was 69. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in
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Remembering Roger Moore, Chris Cornell, Powers Boothe and More Reel-Important People We Lost in May

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Gregg Allman (1947-2017) - Singer, Songwriter, Musician. As a founding member, singer, songwriter and keyboardist for The Allman Brothers Band, he can be heard on many soundtracks. He also acted in the movies Rush and Rush Week and appears in the documentaries Lightning in a Bottle and Muscle Shoals. A film about his life titled Midnight Rider after one of his most famous songs was canceled during production due to a deadly accident during filming...

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Nobody Left To Run With Anymore... Rip, Gregg Allman

The annual pilgrimage to the Beacon Theatre became a winter event that my friends and I relished each and every March, something to brighten up the dull blues of winter. The Allman Brothers Band were more than just a "jam" band. And while they defined the Southern Rock ethos and kick-started the whole jam band movement, they were more than that. Yes, they were improvisational monsters, but they also wrote and played highly melodic music, music that stands the test of time; and they owned the covers they performed as well. Only The Grateful Dead could rival them as a live act with staying power, albeit cast in a different Americana psychedlic haze.

Yes, they had weathered the storm of plenty of internal band drama during the '70s, '80s and most of the '90s. They lost their lead guitarist guru Brother Duane Allman in a motorcycle accident
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Gregg Allman, Soulful Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 69

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Gregg Allman, Soulful Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 69
Music legend Gregg Allman has died on Saturday at age 69, according to a statement on his website. Allman “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia,” according to the site. The organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band helped create the Southern rock genre. Allman cancelled some tour dates last year because he was “under his doctor’s care at the Mayo Clinic” due to “serious health issues,” according to the Associated press. He canceled the remainder his 2017 tour back in March. Also Read: James Corden to Return as Host for 2018 Grammys The statement on his official website says that as.
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Gregg Allman Dies: Allman Brothers Band Leader Was 69

Gregg Allman Dies: Allman Brothers Band Leader Was 69
Gregg Allman, frontman and co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band and a trailblazer of Southern Rock, died at age 69 Saturday. He passed away from liver cancer complications at his home in Savannah, Georgia, and he was "surrounded by his family and friends," Michael Lehman, Allman's longtime manager and close friend, told CNN. "It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia," read a message posted on the rocker's official website. "Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music...
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Blu-ray Review – Smokey & The Bandit: The Complete Collection

Smokey & The Bandit: The Complete Collection.

Directed by Hal Needham/Dick Lowry.

Starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, Mike Henry, Colleen Camp, Dom DeLuise, Macon McCalman, Michael Mann, George Reynolds.

Synopsis:

Box set featuring all three car chase movies remastered on Blu-ray, courtesy of Fabulous Films.

Thanks to Fabulous Films you can now relive those rainy bank holidays of the 1980s with this box set of good ol’ boy charm and crazy car stunts that is the Smokey & The Bandit trilogy, fully restored and available as a box set or individually.

In the first movie, legendary driver The Bandit (Burt ReynoldsDeliverance/Boogie Nights) accepts a challenge from shady businessmen Big Enos Burdette (Pat McCormickScrooged) and his son Little Enos (Paul Williams – The Muppet Movie) that he cannot illegally transport a truckload of beer from Texas to Atlanta within 28 hours. Recruiting
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Graham Nash Talks New Rock-Doc Series, 'Woodstock' Drama

Graham Nash Talks New Rock-Doc Series, 'Woodstock' Drama
Graham Nash has plenty of experience with the vagaries of rock & roll documentaries. Take Woodstock, for one: "There were three days of really good music and the movie was three hours," he says, "so there are a lot of great performances that have never been seen apart from bootlegs." No one knows that more than Nash, since Neil Young refused to be filmed during Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's career-making set at the festival. In the film, you'll hear an announcer say, "Crosby, Stills, Nash" – but no Young. "Neil threatened to deck anybody who filmed him,
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‘Roadies’ Series Premiere: The 5 Best Cameron Crowe-isms From The First Episode

‘Roadies’ Series Premiere: The 5 Best Cameron Crowe-isms From The First Episode
For the past 27 years, director Cameron Crowe has specialized in making films about earnest, “uncool” people who live and die by their passions. From “Say Anything…” to “Almost Famous,” Crowe’s films focus on that feeling of intense love, for people, for places, and especially for music. His upcoming Showtime TV series “Roadies” continues with that theme by focusing on a makeshift family of roadies for the fictional rock group the Staten-House Band. Starring Luke Wilson as Bill the tour manager and Carla Gugino as Shelli the production manager, “Roadies” follows the road crew as their lives are about to change with the arrival of a financial advisor who wants to overhaul their latest tour. The pilot was just released online ahead of its June 26th premiere date for those who are just itching to see what Crowe’s next project looks like. Below, IndieWIRE has the five best Cameron Crowe-isms from the very first episode of “Roadies.”

Read More: The 20 Greatest Musical Moments In The Films Of Cameron Crowe

1. Music As Organizing Life Principle

Cameron Crowe began his career writing for Rolling Stone magazine as a rock journalist; his first cover story was on The Allman Brothers Band tour in which he not only interviewed the band, but the entire road crew as well. This period of his life served as inspiration for “Almost Famous,” Crowe’s love letter to rock ‘n’ roll, but it has also clearly inspired “Roadies,” as the series affectionately documents the people whose lives revolve around making sure musicians have everything they need to perform their magic. Bill and Shelli desperately try to maintain order in an industry that feeds off of disorder, dealing with annoying, violent childen, crazy stalkers, and even the occasional firearm. But they, and the rest of the large ensemble cast, do it because of the music.

2. Fandom, or How To Maintain Love In The Face of All Obstacles

One of the major subplots in the pilot involves Kelly Ann (Imogen Poots), a young roadie who’s leaving the tour to go to film school in New York on a half-scholarship. She says she can “no longer hear the music anymore,” and she thinks the longer she stays on the tour, her love for not just the Staten-House Band, but music in general will slowly fade away. Crowe’s work often features a protagonist who’s love is frequently tested by numerous obstacles, and “Roadies” is no different as Kelly Ann’s determination to leave heightens when she sees the road crew threatened by management. But eventually, that resolve slowly crumbles as she realizes the family she’s leaving behind.

3. Heart-On-Your-Sleeve, Inspirational Montages

Though montages are frequently used as cheap emotional gimmickry, the best one’s still always stand out. Luckily, the “Roadies” pilot has many montages, so if one reads as bland, there’s another one along the way that could reach its potential. There’s a montage of the indie folk band The Head and The Heart doing a soundcheck, another of the road crew hard at work for their next gig, and finally the cheesiest, but most effective montages of all features a character running towards what has been in their heart all along.

4. Honesty and Authenticity Above All Else

When the financial advisor Reg Whitehead (Rafe Spall) comes on the tour, he immediately fires a beloved old roadie (Ron White) for being under federal investigation for reselling items left in storage units by victims of Hurricane Katrina. Next, he gathers the crew to talk about branding, market potential, and keeping costs to a minimum. Naturally, this prompts a negative response from the crew who know exactly what it takes to keep everything afloat, but it inspires a tirade from Kelly Ann who smells that Reg isn’t even a music fan (he calls Mumford and Sons “The Mumford Sons”). She preaches authentic feeling that a band’s music can inspire as the only brand worth following. “You either love what you do or get the fuck out,” she says.

5. A Romance At The Center

Crowe loves romance about as much as he loves classic rock, so naturally there will be a romance at the center of “Roadies.” Though details are scant in the pilot, Bill and Shelli were once in a relationship that’s now long since over. Shelli is currently married to a production manager on the Taylor Swift tour, and Bill sleeps with twenty-somethings to numb the end of his relationship. But there are still sparks between them and all the bickering can’t conceal their true feelings. One can reasonably predict that they will be in each other’s arms soon enough.

Read More: Cameron Crowe Apologizes For Casting Emma Stone As Allison Ng In ‘Aloha

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Related stories'Roadies': Watch The First Episode Of Cameron Crowe's New Drama For Free Now'Homeland' Pushed to January: Executive Producer Explains Why That's NecessaryDaniel Craig Starring, Executive-Producing in Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity' for Showtime
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‘Roadies’ Series Premiere: The 5 Best Cameron Crowe-isms From The First Episode

‘Roadies’ Series Premiere: The 5 Best Cameron Crowe-isms From The First Episode
For the past 27 years, director Cameron Crowe has specialized in making films about earnest, “uncool” people who live and die by their passions. From “Say Anything…” to “Almost Famous,” Crowe’s films focus on that feeling of intense love, for people, for places, and especially for music. His upcoming Showtime TV series “Roadies” continues with that theme by focusing on a makeshift family of roadies for the fictional rock group the Staten-House Band. Starring Luke Wilson as Bill the tour manager and Carla Gugino as Shelli the production manager, “Roadies” follows the road crew as their lives are about to change with the arrival of a financial advisor who wants to overhaul their latest tour. The pilot was just released online ahead of its June 26th premiere date for those who are just itching to see what Crowe’s next project looks like. Below, IndieWIRE has the five best Cameron Crowe-isms from the very first episode of “Roadies.”

Read More: The 20 Greatest Musical Moments In The Films Of Cameron Crowe

1. Music As Organizing Life Principle

Cameron Crowe began his career writing for Rolling Stone magazine as a rock journalist; his first cover story was on The Allman Brothers Band tour in which he not only interviewed the band, but the entire road crew as well. This period of his life served as inspiration for “Almost Famous,” Crowe’s love letter to rock ‘n’ roll, but it has also clearly inspired “Roadies,” as the series affectionately documents the people whose lives revolve around making sure musicians have everything they need to perform their magic. Bill and Shelli desperately try to maintain order in an industry that feeds off of disorder, dealing with annoying, violent childen, crazy stalkers, and even the occasional firearm. But they, and the rest of the large ensemble cast, do it because of the music.

2. Fandom, or How To Maintain Love In The Face of All Obstacles

One of the major subplots in the pilot involves Kelly Ann (Imogen Poots), a young roadie who’s leaving the tour to go to film school in New York on a half-scholarship. She says she can “no longer hear the music anymore,” and she thinks the longer she stays on the tour, her love for not just the Staten-House Band, but music in general will slowly fade away. Crowe’s work often features a protagonist who’s love is frequently tested by numerous obstacles, and “Roadies” is no different as Kelly Ann’s determination to leave heightens when she sees the road crew threatened by management. But eventually, that resolve slowly crumbles as she realizes the family she’s leaving behind.

3. Heart-On-Your-Sleeve, Inspirational Montages

Though montages are frequently used as cheap emotional gimmickry, the best one’s still always stand out. Luckily, the “Roadies” pilot has many montages, so if one reads as bland, there’s another one along the way that could reach its potential. There’s a montage of the indie folk band The Head and The Heart doing a soundcheck, another of the road crew hard at work for their next gig, and finally the cheesiest, but most effective montages of all features a character running towards what has been in their heart all along.

4. Honesty and Authenticity Above All Else

When the financial advisor Reg Whitehead (Rafe Spall) comes on the tour, he immediately fires a beloved old roadie (Ron White) for being under federal investigation for reselling items left in storage units by victims of Hurricane Katrina. Next, he gathers the crew to talk about branding, market potential, and keeping costs to a minimum. Naturally, this prompts a negative response from the crew who know exactly what it takes to keep everything afloat, but it inspires a tirade from Kelly Ann who smells that Reg isn’t even a music fan (he calls Mumford and Sons “The Mumford Sons”). She preaches authentic feeling that a band’s music can inspire as the only brand worth following. “You either love what you do or get the fuck out,” she says.

5. A Romance At The Center

Crowe loves romance about as much as he loves classic rock, so naturally there will be a romance at the center of “Roadies.” Though details are scant in the pilot, Bill and Shelli were once in a relationship that’s now long since over. Shelli is currently married to a production manager on the Taylor Swift tour, and Bill sleeps with twenty-somethings to numb the end of his relationship. But there are still sparks between them and all the bickering can’t conceal their true feelings. One can reasonably predict that they will be in each other’s arms soon enough.

Read More: Cameron Crowe Apologizes For Casting Emma Stone As Allison Ng In ‘Aloha

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Related stories'Roadies': Watch The First Episode Of Cameron Crowe's New Drama For Free Now'Homeland' Pushed to January: Executive Producer Explains Why That's NecessaryDaniel Craig Starring, Executive-Producing in Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity' for Showtime
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[Video] 'Supernatural' Star Jensen Ackles Rocks Another Amazing Musical Performance

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[Video] 'Supernatural' Star Jensen Ackles Rocks Another Amazing Musical Performance
Jensen Ackles can do it all. Every week for eleven years on The CW's Supernatural, he's made us laugh, cry and swoon over his badass-ery. But Ackles also never shies away from a chance to prove to you that he's more than just a talented actor and general badass -- he's also a rockstar. Ackles proved this once again at JaxCon, a Supernatural convention in Jacksonville, Fl when he and costar Mark Sheppard (who plays Crowley) jumped on stage for this stunning performance of "Whipping Post" by The Allman Brothers Band. Check it out.
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10 Songs That Have Been Graced With a Jensen Ackles Cover

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10 Songs That Have Been Graced With a Jensen Ackles Cover
If there's one Jensen Ackles fact in particular that every Supernatural fan should know, it's that the actor has a singing voice that's as beautiful as his chiseled face. He positively blew us away with his covers of "Sister Christian" and "Seven Bridges Road" back in March 2015, and more recently with his cover of The Allman Brothers Band's "Whipping Post," but it turns out we've missed out on plenty of other videos over the years. Keep reading to see all the other songs he's sung, then peruse his decades-long Hollywood evolution into the heartthrob you know and love today.
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David Duchovny's Top Classic Tracks

David Duchovny's Top Classic Tracks
David Duchovny’s debut disc, Hell or Highwater, is out May 12. Photos: Hollywood's Kids All Grown Up! “The Long and Winding Road” by The Beatles “So sad. So nostalgic. We all have a road and they're all long and winding.” “High Flying Bird” by Elton John “Why isn't this one of Elton’s most well-known songs? It kills me. I don't know if I'm the bird or the archer. Or both.” Photos: Hollywood's Gay Power Couples “Melissa” by The Allman Brothers Band “I had to marry a girl named Melissa to dedicate it to her. [...]
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William Hurt Leaves Midnight Rider

Midnight Rider, the new biopic of musician Greg Allman, has already been reeling from the tragic death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during location shooting in Georgia. Now, as the filmmakers figure out how to continue work, star William Hurt, who was playing Allman, has decided to leave the film.The film is based on Allman’s biography and chronicles his career as a rock and blues singer-songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist and his founding of The Allman Brothers Band. Bottle Shock director Randall Miller has been attempting to relocate the shoot for the film to Los Angeles. But following the fatality when a train collided with film equipment on a bridge in February, he’s faced opposition from unions and actors to the idea. Jones’ death also spurred a series of tributes from other crews in both film and TV.Hurt, who was among the cast on the bridge when the accident happened,
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Eliza Dushku and Bradley Whitford Join Gregg Allman Biopic Midnight Rider

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Having starred alongside each other in Randall Miller’s Bottle Shock a few years back, Eliza Dushku and Bradley Whitford are reuniting with the director for his upcoming Gregg Allman biopic, Midnight Rider.

THR report that Dushku, Whitford, and Joel David Moore have joined the cast, made by Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Miller and Jody Savin.

Midnight Rider is telling two stories: Gregg Allman’s journey from struggling artist through the formation and subsequent success of The Allman Brothers Band, which saw the musician succumb to the excesses of rock and roll; and Gregg Allman’s realization at 64 that he has to get clean for good or risk losing his life.

Tyson Ritter will star as the young Gregg Allman, with William Hurt portraying the old. Wyatt Russell will play brother Duane Allman, with Zoey Dutch and Chad Lindberg also already on board.

Dushku is set to play a small-town Southern
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Casting Net: 'Vampire Academy' star Zoey Deutch cast in Gregg Allman biopic; Plus, Anthony Lapaglia and more

Casting Net: 'Vampire Academy' star Zoey Deutch cast in Gregg Allman biopic; Plus, Anthony Lapaglia and more
• The Vampire Academy’s Zoey Deutch will star opposite Tyson Ritter (The House Bunny), Wyatt Russell (Cowboys & Aliens), and William Hurt (Winter’s Tale) in the upcoming Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Deutch will play Mae, who becomes a rock ‘n’ roll groupie in the hopes of ditching her small-town life. She later becomes the love interest of Gregg Allman in the early years of The Allman Brothers Band. The film is being adapted for the big screen by producer/director Randall Miller and screenwriter Jody Savin (Bottle Shock) from Allman’s biography, My Cross to Bear, which the singer co-wrote with Alan Light.
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William Hurt to play Gregg Allman in 'Midnight Rider'

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William Hurt to play Gregg Allman in 'Midnight Rider'
Oscar winner William Hurt is ready to rock as Gregg Allman in the upcoming music biopic "Midnight Rider."  The actor will play the present-day version of the iconic rocker, while All American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter will play a younger version, according to Variety. Wyatt Russell has been cast as his brother Duane Allman,  As the core members of the legendary Southern rock outfit The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg and Duane scored a number of hits in the early '70s before Duane died in a motorcycle crash in 1971. Gregg continued to perform with the band, and struggled with drug addiction until sobering up in the...
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William Hurt Is Gregg Allman in Biopic 'Midnight Rider'

William Hurt will play Gregg Allman in an upcoming biopic of the southern rock singer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hurt is set to star as the present-day Allman in "Midnight Rider," an adaptation of the rocker's memoir, "My Cross to Bear." The film will focus on two stories: the rise of the younger Allman's success with The Allman Brothers Band and his wild rock-and-roll lifestyle, and his realization at age 64 that he must get clean and sober in order to survive.

Hurt joins the previously-cast Tyson Ritter, the lead singer of pop rockers The All-American Rejects, who'll play the debaucherous younger Allman. Wyatt Russell will play Duane Allman, Gregg Allman's brother and bandmate, who died in a motorcycle accident shortly after the group released its third album.

Ritter and Wyatt will perform vocals, guitar, piano, and organ in the film, rerecording classic Allman Brothers tracks like "Ramblin' Man" and "Midnight Rider.
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William Hurt to portray Gregg Allman in the biopic Midnight Rider

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Are you a fan of Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band? Then I have some potentially great news for you this morning. THR has learned William Hurt will star as the musician in the biopic Midnight Rider. The film is an adaptation of Allman's memoir My Cross to Bear, and will be directed by Randall Miller (Bottle Shock, Cbgb.) The biopic will actually feature two Gregg Allmans: Hurt will portray him when he was older and trying to stay sober, and The All-American Rejects lead singer...
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