Gregg Allman has written an autobiography on his life, music, marriages and struggles and successes throughout his music career and it is set to be released on May 1, 2012. For this first time he will go on the record in “My Cross to Bear” and discuss the losses of his band-mate and brother, the legendary Duane Allman, his substance abuse issues, and his musical triumphs.
“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,” Gregg said last year. “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.”
This quote alone paints the picture of a kid who had no visions of fame and fortune, someone who just wanted to have fun playing music, and turned out to be part of one of the most famous bands of all time.
The book promises to share details of Allman’s many failed marriages, including a particularly brief one to Cher, his feelings of losing brother Duane and band member Berry Oakley, both to motorcycle accidents, and his experience with drugs and alcohol, that led to a liver-transplant in 2010.
The book will be available as a hardcover and also as an Enhanced Ebook. The Ebook will include video, interviews and never-before-seen photos, and is meant to be experienced using a newer E-reader like Kindle Fire. This type of Enhanced Ebook is more expensive than standard Ebooks but has exclusive additional content.
The book is available now for pre-order. Check out Gregg Allman’s site for more information.