Fans of blues great B.B. King have been worried for the past few days (and with good reason) as the iconic musician remained hospitalized from complications due to his diabetes.
King’s daughter Claudette said that the blues legend was suffering from dehydration caused by his Type II diabetes.
The Paul McCartney tribute album we were the first to report on in 2010 is finally done and ready for release. Titled The Art of McCartney, it contains over 40Beatles, Wings and McCartney solo songs done by the likes of Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Paul Rodgers, Barry Gibb, Cat Stevens, Def Leppard, KISS, Cheap Trick and many others. McCartney gave his complete support to the project and had his touring band back many of the artists.
B.B. King: The Life of Riley, the documentary about the blues legend, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray June 17th.
The new museum would bring a bigger focus on African-American contributions to Music City.
“Welcome to the Crossroads Guitar Festival,” Eric Clapton said politely, as he sat down with an acoustic guitar to kick off night one of the fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival at New York’s Madison Square Garden. […]
In What Have You Done For Us Lately?, we examine the recent output by legendary artists. Yeah, we’re happy when they return with a new album… but really, just how happy are we? We’ll gauge […]
When B.B.’s left hand jumps to grab his guitar Lucille and plays a few notes, the decades melt away. Also melting: women, who screamed with each note. Add to that list: any guitar player, male or female, in the room. All of who were well aware that the way they play their instrument was influenced by what the man on the stage was doing, decades ago. So it’s a privilege to see that man still doing it today.
Eric Clapton announced that he’s bringing the festival to New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 12 and 13, 2013, with a lineup that includes blues legends B.B. King and Buddy Guy, classic rock icons Clapton, Jeff Beck and The Allman Brothers Band, country stars Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban and young guns including John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr.
In case you missed last Tuesday’s webcast of “Red White and Blues” live from the White house, you can watch tonight at 9pm on PBS. Among those performing were Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, […]