In the past year, the Allmans have been performing live and on stage, and have released their third studio album.
But that hasn’t stopped the band from trying new instruments, like a “piano” that’s built with a custom-designed circuit board.
“We have two different ways to build a piano,” drummer Dave Grohl told Billboard in 2015.
“The first is we use custom-made boards, like the Roland DS-1, and that’s the way it was built in the early ’80s.
We have a really nice custom board.
We used it on our last record and we really like it.
We’ve done it on every record and it’s awesome.
We’re gonna do it again this time, so we’re going to try to do it the other way around.”
Grohl’s comments come amid an ongoing debate about whether the Allmen should return to the traditional piano.
“The Allman Bros. are great at making their instruments and using them as a foundation for a whole sound,” Grohl said in a statement.
“That’s how they’ve always done it.
But there’s a growing trend for them to take a more commercial approach with their instruments.
We’d like to make sure that they’re still able to do that.”
The Allmans’ last record, “I’m Waiting for the Man,” featured acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and synthesizers.
They also played acoustic guitar for the cover of “Cocaine” on The Rolling Stones’ 1969 album “Rolling in the Deep.”
The Allmans released a new album in 2018 called “The Allmen Brothers” with the new song “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which was recorded in 2015, before Grohl had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2016, the band signed with Columbia Records.
Grohl has also appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” and on “The Voice” in 2014.