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Allman Brothers Band to lose two guitarists this year

  |   Jan. 9, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes have announced their plans to leave the Allman Brothers Band this year to pursue other projects.

"For 25 years and 15 years respectively, we've had the honor and pleasure of playing, living, learning, and traveling with the Allman Brothers Band, one of the truly legendary rock 'n' roll bands," the musicians said in a statement Wednesday night. "We will be forever grateful for the opportunity and the experience, and for the love, enthusiasm, and support of the incredible fans. We are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavors and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part of the band. We are looking forward to seeing our loyal ABB fans at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta this Friday night January 10th and in March at the Beacon Theater in New York City as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the band."

U-T San Diego said the band has not yet commented on the planned departures of Trucks and Haynes.

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