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Trucks, Haynes leaving Allman Brothers Band

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year.

A statement released by the band's spokeswomen Wednesday says the guitarists are leaving the rock band to spend more time with their families and work on other musical projects.

Haynes joined the group in 1989, while Trucks became a member in 1999.

The Allman Brothers Band is set to perform Friday in a tribute to Gregg Allman at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. The band is also scheduled to celebrate the group's 45th anniversary in March with 10 shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York.

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Jan 9, 2014 1:37PM
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I didn't know Trucks was playing that much with the ABB.  Always see him playing with his wife Susan Tedeschi in their band.
Jan 9, 2014 1:04PM
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Hope they put out an album before Derek and Warren leaves. These 2 compliment each other well in the Allman Bros Band. They will be missed..no question!!  I hope to see them on one of the final shows before the end of the year.
Jan 9, 2014 12:28PM
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i always think of dickie bets. anyway, the show must go on.
Jan 9, 2014 12:20PM
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Watch Dickie Betts interview on u-tube and listen to his last performance. No doubt one of the greatest but I don,t think he's coming back. He is one of a kind but those days are gone, gonna 
miss his imput on the music world.
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