Zac Brown Band Play ‘Whipping Post’ as Tribute to Gregg Allman [WATCH]
While performing in New Hampshire on Saturday night (May 27), the Zac Brown Band played a rock-fueled tribute to Gregg Allman. Readers can press play above to watch ZBB's cover of "Whipping Post" in Allman's honor.
Allman died on Saturday, at the age of 69, due to complications from liver cancer, and the Zac Brown Band's rollicking version of “Whipping Post” was a fitting remembrance of the music icon. The ZBB version of the song is complete with impressive guitar playing and heavy doses of blues-spiked vocals; thanks to the extended guitar solos, the tribute clocked in at more than 10 minutes long.
The Zac Brown Band played their cover of “Whipping Post” throughout the weekend (May 26-28), at all three of their shows at Gilford, N.H.'s Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook. The song has actually actually been in ZBB's setlist since before Allman's death: According to Setlist.fm, the song made an appearance during the first two stops on the band’s 2017 Welcome Home Tour in Alpharetta, Ga., as well.
Country Artists Pay Tribute to Gregg Allman
Country tributes to Allman have been rolling in since news of his passing broke on Saturday afternoon, including covers from Lady Antebellum and Eric Church. In a Facebook post, Jason Aldean called the solo artist and founding Allman Brothers Band member "one of my heroes."
Per a statement on Allman’s official website, Allman “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Ga.” His funeral is scheduled for Saturday (June 3) in Macon, Ga., where the Allman Brothers Band was founded; the funeral and burial services will be private, but fans are invited to line the funeral procession route to pay their respects.
On June 7, during the 2017 CMT Music Awards, Aldean, Lady A‘s Charles Kelley, Darius Rucker and more will perform a tribute to Allman. In a statement, CMT President Brian Philips says that Allman “helped create the bedrock foundation of modern Southern music,” and explains that the performance is coming together because, following Allman’s death, artists began inquiring about honoring him during the awards show.
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