1. SXSW 2016: 'Sidemen' Documentary Explores the Lives of Backing Bluesmen

    March 21, 2016 4:45 PM EDT "The blues had a baby and they named it rock n' roll," Muddy Waters once sang, both boasting his influence and blessing his musical offspring. And without a doubt he was right; the British Invasion that swept the music world in the 1960s and 1970s (and the American bands that…

  2. Rolling Stones' Jagger, Richards Pay For Hubert Sumlin's Funeral

    December 09, 2011 12:45 PM EST Rolling Stones leaders Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are offering to front the bill for the funeral of Hubert Sumlin, the Howlin' Wolf guitarist who died Sunday (Dec. 4) of heart failure at the age of 80. According to the New York Times , Sumin's partner, Toni Ann Mamary, confirmed…

  3. Howlin' Wolf Guitarist Hubert Sumlin Dies

    December 05, 2011 10:30 AM EST Revered blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who spent 23-plus years adding gritty leads to Howlin' Wolf's legendary voice and who inspired generations of axemen from Jimi Hendrix to Kenny Wayne Shepherd, died Sunday at a New Jersey hospital of heart failure. He was 80. A member of the…

  4. Eric Clapton Enlists Jeff Beck, John Mayer, ZZ Top For Crossroads Fest

    February 10, 2010 10:31 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band , ZZ Top , Jeff Beck , Steve Winwood , John Mayer , B.B. King and Sheryl Crow will join Eric Clapton at his third Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will take place June 26 at Toyota Park in Chicago -- where Clapton also held the 2007 event. The day-long festival will…

  5. Flamin' Groovies Principals To Reunite

    February 02, 2009 4:09 PM EST Flamin' Groovies principals Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney will reunite for the first time since 1971 at the eighth Ponderosa Stomp festival, to be held April 28-29 at New Orleans' House of Blues. The Flamin' Groovies formed in San Francisco in 1965 and set a template for the…

  6. Guitar Heroics Captured On Clapton's 'Crossroads' DVD

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival will be immortalized on DVD Nov. 20 via Rhino, Billboard.com has learned. Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival will be immortalized on DVD Nov. 20 via Rhino, Billboard.com has learned. The double-DVD set features 38 tracks…

  7. Guy, Randolph Set For Experience Hendrix Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist confirmed to appear on the five-city Experience Hendrix tour. The outing begins Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C. Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist…

  8. Collaborations, Virtuosity Highlight Clapton Festival

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos music, some jaw-dropping collaborations and more solos than Chicago has hot dog stands made Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival a Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos music, some jaw-dropping…

  9. Clapton Flanked By Guitar Heroes For Summer Fest

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will be surrounded by esteemed guests at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival, to be held July 28 at Toyota Park in Chicago. B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson Eric Clapton will be surrounded by esteemed guests at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival,…

  10. 07OnTV

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 12-18, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 13 "Wheel of Fortune: Country Music Stars Week," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Montgomery Gentry, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Azar. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Rickie Lee Jones. …

  11. Allmans Going Above & Beyond At Beacon Run

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST While fans of the Allman Brothers Band have long treasured its annual residency at New York's Beacon Theatre, they might remember this year's stand as the best yet. In addition to hosting guests like While fans of the Allman Brothers Band have long treasured its annual residency at…

  12. Billboard Bits: Allman Brothers, CMT Awards, Phoenix, Case

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Allman Brothers open annual NYC residency, CMT Awards add pre-show block party, French act Phoenix releases third album, Case plans two albums this year. The Allman Brothers Band kicked off its annual residency at New York's Beacon Theatre last night (March 9) with an epic set…

  13. Ailing Les Paul Misses Grammys, Tribute Concert

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Electric guitar innovator Les Paul won two Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 8) for an all-star album marking his 90th birthday, but he was unable to pick them up in person because he is hospitalized in Electric guitar innovator Les Paul won two Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 8) for an all-star…

  14. Ball, Slim, Campbell Lead Blues Award Nominees

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer-pianist Marcia Ball, guitarist Magic Slim and the late vocalist-guitarist Little Milton Campbell lead nominees for the 2006 Blues Music Awards with four nominations apiece. Singer-pianist Marcia Ball, guitarist Magic Slim and the late vocalist-guitarist Little Milton Campbell lead…

  15. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  16. Seagal Chasing The Blues In Memphis

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for his musical endeavors. Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for…

  17. Katrina Benefits Set For N.Y., Minneapolis

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans musicians such as Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Ivan Neville will perform at the benefit concert Soul to Soul: From the Heart of New York City to the Heart of New Orleans. New Orleans musicians such as Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Ivan Neville will perform at the benefit concert…

  18. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  19. About Them Shoes

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin's "solo" album, featuring a slew of high-profile guests, finally appears. "About Them Shoes" is worth the wa Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin&…

  20. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

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