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Col. Bruce to the rescue: A wild ride to Zambiland and back with the dean of the Atlanta rock scene — A great article about a local legend who “was so close to Duane Allman that he can recount in detail the late guitarist’s amplifier modifications. He got to know Billy Bob Thornton in the ’70s, when Thornton was a drummer in a band from Arkansas called Los Tres Hombres; 20 years later, Thornton created a character based on Col. Bruce in his breakout 1996 film Sling Blade, and then had the Colonel play the role. The Colonel once played regular poker games with Newt Gingrich and [...] RuPaul was once his roadie.


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