We catch up with the sons of Southern-rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—just before the official launch of their new Allman Betts Band project.

The Devon Allman Project’s recent tour united two sons of rock royalty, with Duane Betts (above right), son of Dickey Betts, joining Allman onstage for some foreshadowing: Later this spring, they’re unveiling their new group, the Allman Betts Band, with a new album and a series of concerts.

During their gig at Nashville’s Exit/In, they played a mix of originals and classic page-turners from their families’ songbook, while preparing to write their own chapter. And, as PG senior editor Ted Drozdowski learned, they brought some cool and classic gear along for the ride. This rundown starts with some gorgeous vintage guitar straps used by Greg and Duane Allman.

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Designed for bassists, this gain staged preamp/overdrive features Lounsberry’s eye-grabbing graphic appeal and pro-quality construction.

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Matt Bellamy designs his own signature Manson Guitar Works instruments and took ownership of the company when Hugh Manson retired in 2019.

Photo by Debi Del Grande

Muse returns to self-producing on Will of the People, an album teeming with formidable anthems that navigate themes of fear, politics, dystopia, compliance, corruption, and other topics concerning the world order.

Decked out in black ninja-like uniforms with mosaic mirrored masks obscuring their faces, Muse opens their current shows with the powerful, sing-along chant of “Will of the People,” the anthemic title track off their latest album. From that song’s infectious shuffle until the very end of the concert’s encore, people are jumping out of their seats, and appear to be completely mesmerized.

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Nicole Atkins and PG editors share favorite memories from the last concert they attended. Plus, current obsessions!

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