Two major parts of the Allman Brothers Band have announced that they are leaving the group after 2014. Singer-guitarist Warren Haynes, and slide guitar stud Derek Trucks announced in a statement that 2014 would be their last year with the group.
Warren Haynes fronts his own band, Gov't Mule, which is a GREAT band by the way, and Derek Trucks is married to Susan Tedeschi, and they have the Tedeschi Trucks band. Finding a replacement slide guitar player of his caliber will be tough, but I'm sure the audition line will be extremely long for both positions. There's literally a million guitar players who would love the gig of playing with the Allman Bros. We'll find out if the band goes with a long audition process, or whether they hire a couple old friends whom they already know.
Derek Trucks photo by John Gullo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgullo/3454205485/) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons