1. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Aug. 15, 2010, the audience clearly relieved…

  2. Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Speech: 'I Love ALL Kinds of Music'

    February 17, 2012 2:30 PM EST Dave Grohl managed to ruffle a lot of feathers - though not everyone's - with his acceptance speech for the Foo Fighters ' Best Rock Performance Grammy for "Walk," during which he seemingly lampooned the electronic music craze that resulted in Skrillex 's three Grammy…

  3. Pinetop Perkins, Legendary Bluesman, Dies At 97

    March 21, 2011 9:00 PM EDT P inetop Perkins , one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died Monday at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 97. Perkins was having chest pains when he went to take a nap and paramedics could not revive him, said Hugh…

  4. Staples, King Lead Handy Awards Winners

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis. Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis.…

  5. Recording Academy Names 2005 Lifetime Honorees

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, jazz great Art Blakey and pioneering country music act the Carter Family are among the artists who will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award. T Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, jazz great Art Blakey and pioneering country music…

  6. Holmes Bros. Top Blues Awards Nominees

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented annually by the nonprofit Memphis-based Blues Foundation. The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented…

  7. Ladies Man

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues pianist/vocalist Pinetop Perkins is 91 years old and still hammering the ivories. Blues pianist/vocalist Pinetop Perkins is 91 years old and still hammering the ivories. That's beyond amazing, but then, Perkins' life in the blues has been extraordinary. On "Ladies Man,…

  8. All-Star Blues Jam

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Muddy Waters Band vet Bob Margolin learned the Chicago blues from the master. Muddy Waters Band vet Bob Margolin learned the Chicago blues from the master. In the 20 years since Waters' passing, Margolin has done his bit to keep the art form alive. For this session, Margolin pulled…

  9. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

  10. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  11. Buddy Guy Wins Three W.C. Handy Honors

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues Foundation last night (May 23) in Memphis, Billboard Bulletin reports. Guy won for contemporary male artist of th Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues…

  12. Deluxe Edition

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Koko Taylor gets into her groove with "I'm a Woman" and lays it down: "I'm a woman/I'm a love maker/I'm a woman/You know I'm an earth-shaker"—well, she's everything listeners want in a blu When Koko Taylor gets into her groove with "…

  13. Copeland, King Top Handy Blues Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the Blues Foundation's 22nd annual W.C. Handy Awards, presented last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Copeland, d Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the…

  14. W.C. Handy Awards Line Up Top Blues Talent

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues legends Taj Mahal, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown are confirmed to perform at the 22nd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards ceremony. Hosted by Dr. John, the May 24 affair Blues legends Taj Mahal, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, and…