Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman tells all in his new memoir, which goes on sale May 1st. Mr. Allman will be at Eagle Eye Book Shop Tuesday, May 8th, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM to greet his fans and to sign copies of My Cross to Bear. ***Notes Purchase your copy of My Cross to Bear (on sale May 1st, $27.99) from Eagle Eye and this will entitle you to a numbered admittance ticket. Tickets will be given out on Tues. May 8th, beginning at 10 AM on a first come, first served basis. This will be a signing-only event. Mr. Allman will not be giving a talk. Due to anticipated attendance, there will be no posed photos. Photos from line are fine. Mr. Allman will only be signing My Cross to Bear. He will not be signing memorabilia or inscribing the book. The signing is scheduled to end at 9:00 PM and we will do our best to have everyone's book signed. Gregg Allman is one of the most acclaimed and beloved musicians in rock and roll history. At this year's 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the Allman Brothers Band was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, in part a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the group's seminal live album Eat a Peach. Gregg himself was also nominated for Best Blues Album for his solo record, Low Country Blues. This continued critical success comes paired with enduring commercial appeal-the Allman Brothers Band is preparing for another sold-out 10-night stand at the Beacon Theater in New York City this March, part of a residency that was established almost 20 years ago. Gregg began his legacy as one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band, and in new memoir MY CROSS TO BEAR (William Morrow; On-Sale: May 1, 2012) he discusses for the first time, in his own words, the unflinching story of his life and music-from the death of his older brother Duane, to his solo career, to his string of failed marriages (the most publicized one to the entertainer Cher), and of course, his struggles with drugs and alcohol, Gregg details his rocky path to becoming a member of classic rock royalty. His rough 'n' tumble childhood with Duane was shrouded in grief following the murder of their father, a devastating event that made the brothers extremely close growing up even after being sent to military school by their overwhelmed single mother. Gregg reflects on the early history that helped shape him, and takes readers all the way through to the formation of the band that would go on to change the sound of rock and roll. The music legend's larger-than-life stories will be shared in the authentic and unforgettable voice of the man who's lived through it all. "When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school," Allman says. "More than forty years later, I figure it's finally time to write about this crazy journey that's taken me around the world and back." From the beginning, the Allman Brothers Band was received with nearly universal praise from fans and critics alike, and yet at almost every turn, the band's success was met with tragedy. The most prominent being Duane Allman's untimely death in a motorcycle accident-the pain that Gregg carries over the death of his beloved brother is something he carries with him daily. A year after Duane's death, bassist Berry Oakley was also killed on a motorcycle. Gregg will also open up about his decades plagued by substance abuse, his battle against Hepatitis C, and his life-saving liver transplant in 2010. (jasbro)
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