Allman Brothers Band Calling it Quits

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Gregg Allman lovingly pets his dog, Otis, named after blues master Otis Rush (or Otis Spann)

According to an interview with Relix Magazine, Gregg Allman says that The Allman Brothers Band will stop touring at the end of 2014. When asked about the band’s future, Allman says, “This is it — this is the end of it.” He goes on to say, “45 years is enough and I want to do something else, anyway. Everyone has their own real good perspective bands.”

However, Allman leaves the door open to possible reunions down the road. “Whose to say? We may get together every five years and just do one play at a time,”

As previously reported, Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will leave the veteran group at the end of 2014. Allman will continue to tour with his recharged Gregg Allman & Friends project. The singer/organist recently expanded his solo project to include a full horn section and longtime Allman Brothers Band percussionist Marc Quiñones. Keyboardist Ben Stivers and bassist Ron Johnson (Warren Haynes Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) also recently jointed the outfit.