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  1. Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton Among 12 Inducted Into Musicians Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in N ...

  2. Bluesman Eric 'Guitar' Davis Shot Dead

    December 20, 2013 1:55 AM EST Blues guitarist Eric "Guitar" Davis, son of drumming great Bobby “Top Hat” Davis, was killed early Thursday morning in a double-shooting in Chicago’s South Side. He was 41. He was found behind the wheel of a car and was pronounced dead ...

  3. Chart Moves: Buddy Guy's Best Week Ever, Imagine Dragons' Sales Stay Steady, Bruno Mars' Top 20 Streak

    August 09, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200, Robin Thicke nabbed his first No. 1 album -- a little over a decade after his debut. "Blurred Lines," led by the smash single of the same name, opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 177,000 cop ...

  4. Chicago Blues Guitarist Jimmy ‘Fast Fingers’ Dawkins Dies

    April 15, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Chicago bluesman Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins, known for his stellar guitar playing and mellow singing voice, has died. He was 76. Delmark Records owner Bob Koester said Friday that Dawkins died Wednesday. The cause of death wasn' ...

  5. Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy Honored By President Obama at White House

    December 02, 2012 9:28 PM EST From left: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, President Barack Obama, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in the East Room of the White House on Dec. 2 at an event celebrating 2012's Kennedy Center honorees. (Photo: Brendan Smia ...

  6. Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

    September 05, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on opening night. (Photo: Jem Aswad) One of the more welcome developments in the concert industry over the past several years has been the revival of many classic theaters, ranging from the U ...

  7. Soul-Funk Guitarist and 'Shaft' Wah-Wah Creator Charles 'Skip' Pitts Dies

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT R&B, soul and funk guitar architect and Bo-Keys member Charles "Skip" Pitts-whose signature riffs are forever immortalized in the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" and the wah-wah on Isaac Hayes' "Theme ...

  8. Grammys on the Hill Honor John Mayer, Rep. Howard Berman; Rep. Jerrold Nadler Talks Performance Rights

    April 26, 2012 1:44 PM EDT (L-R): SESAC president Pat Collins, honoree John Mayer, Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow, honoree Rep. Howard Berman, and Recording Academy chief advocacy officer Daryl Friedman. (Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy(r)/Wireimage.co ...

  9. Watch President Obama Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago' With B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Booker T

    February 22, 2012 7:40 AM EST First soul, now blues. A month after enjoying his Al Green moment at a fundraising event, President Obama busted out the presidential pipes again on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and sang a few frames of "Sweet Home Chicago" during a blues explosion ...

  10. BACKBEAT: Buddy Guy And B.B. King Collaborate On New Track

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On September 13 in Las Vegas, legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy-winning icons Buddy Guy and B.B. King wrapped shooting the video for their historic duet “Stay Around A Little Longer” from Buddy Guy’s upcoming Silvertone/Jiv ...

  11. Tool, Widespread Panic, Fray Onboard For Mile High Fest

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray will headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relen ...

  12. Miley Cyrus And Sugarland Are Tops

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus notches her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Breakout" bows with 371,000 -- the second-biggest sales week of the year for a female artist . . . Sugarland starts in the runner-up spot on the Billboard 200 -- but at ...

  13. Springsteen, Daughtry To Headline Harley Concerts

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy Guy, among others, will perform as part of Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary, scheduled for Aug. 29-30 across various Milwaukee venues. Springsteen & ...

  14. Playboy Jazz Festival Lineup Unveiled

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival was revealed today (Feb. 22), with such acts as Etta James, Buddy Guy, trumpeter Chris Botti and the Phil Woods Quintet slated to perform during the June 16-17 event at Los Angeles' Hollywo ...

  15. U2, Pretenders, Guy Among Rock Hall Inductees

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge and the O'Jays will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its 20th annual induction ceremony, to be held March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledg ...

  16. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman, Pretenders, Buddy Guy also on list. Randy Newman, Pretenders, Buddy Guy also on list. News Randy Newman , Buddy Guy ...

  17. Guy, James Take Home Handy Awards

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Perennial favorites Buddy Guy and Etta James were the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, which were presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation last night (April 29) at the Cannon Center Bal Perennial favorites Buddy Guy and Etta James w ...