1. Johnny Winter, Blues Torchbearer: An Appreciation

    July 17, 2014 2:36 PM EDT From the moment Johnny Winter made his national debut on the stage at Woodstock until his death Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, he played the role of blues proselytizer. Winter, who had turned 70 in February, was drawing on the same well in 2014 ...

  2. Blues Guitar Icon Johnny Winter Dead at 70

    July 17, 2014 8:38 AM EDT Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s for his energetic performances and musical collaborations including with childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70. His representative, Carla Parisi, confirmed ...

  3. Johnny Winter, Blues Guitar Icon, Dead at 70

    July 17, 2014 8:14 AM EDT Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s for his energetic performances and musical collaborations including with childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70. His representative, Carla Parisi, confirmed ...

  4. SXSW 2014: A Look Back at the Fest's Top Films

    March 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival trave ...

  5. Johnny Winter Sets New 'Roots' Album With Eric Clapton, Joe Perry, Ben Harper

    March 14, 2014 11:18 AM EDT Eric Clapton, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Mark Knopfler, Joe Perry and Dr. John are among the guests on the second edition of classic blues covers coming from legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter. The follow-up to his 2011 album &qu ...

  6. Bonnie Raitt Video Q&A: 'Slipstream,' Feminism, Katy Perry, Plans

    December 28, 2012 11:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Watch the blues-rock legend discuss her 2012 success, fans Katy Perry & Adele, feminism, launching her own label and more. Bonnie Raitt - singer, guitarist, Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer - has seen her share of great music years, an ...

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  8. Morning Fix: Taylor Swift's 'Red' Juggernaut; Apple iPad Mini's Maxi Price; Karmazin Out at SiriusXM

    October 24, 2012 8:04 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters TAYLOR SWIFT'S 'RED' TO SELL 1 MILLION IN FIRST WEEK: Taylor Swift is poised to become the first female artist in the Nielsen SoundScan era (1991 to present) ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Johnny Winter Eying All-Star Guitarists for 'Roots' Sequel

    August 03, 2012 7:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Johnny Winter plans on staying true to his "Roots" for his next album. After scoring raves for last year's "Roots" albums, which featured 11 blues staples recorded with guests such as Winter's younger brother Edgar alon ...

  11. 'Lemmy' Director Turns The Camera On Johnny Winter

    February 15, 2012 6:56 PM EST Filmmaker Greg Olliver, who co-directed documentary "Lemmy," will be traveling with Texas blues guitarist Johnny Winter this year for his next film. Olliver's company, Secret Weapon Films, will produce a documentary on Winter with a ...

  12. Johnny Winter Honors 'Big Influences' on 'Roots,' out in September

    July 01, 2011 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter will pay tribute his blues heroes and, for the first time in his 42-year recording career, enlist the assistance of established younger artists on "Roots," his first album for Megaforce. The release ...

  13. Johnny Winter Taps All-Star Lineup for 'Roots' Album

    April 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It should be no surprise that Johnny Winter 's next album finds him playing the blues. But on "Roots," due out later this year, he's playing other people's blues. The veteran guitarist, singer and bandleader's first stu ...

  14. Stephen Stills Still Hard At Work

    October 14, 2009 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stephen Stills says this year's pair of fall archival releases are part of a master plan that will eventually lead to a full-scale box set of potentially mammoth proportions. "I want to break up the periods of my career and not make one of ...

  15. Woodstock At 40: Billboard On The Scene

    July 31, 2009 2:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 In August of 1969, Billboard sent a young reporter, Daniel Goldberg, to upstate New York to cover the Woodstock festival. His report of the historic event appeared ont he cover of the August 30, 1969 issue of the magazine. Goldberg would go on to a ...

  16. Woodstock Box Set Unearths Famous Festival's Rarities

    June 05, 2009 8:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thirty-eight previously unreleased recordings -- from groups such as the Who, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane -- will dot Rhino's "Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm" box set, w ...

  17. Woodstock's Michael Lang Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival In New York City

    March 21, 2009 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer. The Woodstock co-founder told Billboard.com that his vision is "a free event...a ...

  18. Warren Haynes Still Jamming For Charity

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Warren Haynes is pleased to report that in 20 years of annual Christmas Jams in his hometown of Asheville, N.C., he's never once had to don a Santa cap. "I did that when I was a teenager once, and it Warren Haynes is pleased to report that ...

  19. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, dies in Havana at the age of 78. The artist had returned three days earlier from a one-month tour o 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the s ...

  20. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help ...

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

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 le ...

  22. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, dies in Havana at the age of 78. The artist had returned three days earlier from a one-month tour o 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the s ...

  23. Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival / July 28, 2007 / Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's a higher purpose to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, raising money for the legendary axeman's Crossroads Centre rehabilitation center in Antigua. But when the show actually hits the There's a higher purpose to E ...

  24. Collaborations, Virtuosity Highlight Clapton Festival

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 &am ...

  25. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help ...

  26. MONSTRANCE, "Monstrance"

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As you may already know from such historic bootleg recordings of impromptu sessions between the likes of Prince and Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Johnny Winter, the idea of great mind As you may already know from such historic bootl ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahi ...

  28. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Promise Ring lead singer Davey vonBolhlen undergoes emergency surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, necessitating the cancellation of the Milwaukee-based band's European tour.<br clear 2001 - Husband and wife team ...

  29. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Like a Rolling Stone" "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) &#149; Bob Dylan, single (1965); Highway 61 Revisited (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Self Portrait (1970); Eat the Document (film)/'66 (1971); Mas ...

  30. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Indian students stage a Peace Festival in Mumbai for the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing to protest their country's recent nuclear weapons testing. Peace Together 98, on the campus 2004 - Funk legend Rick James is ...

  31. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill ...

  32. Hooker's Last Album Due Next Month

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be released next month. "Face to Face," which Hooker was completing with his daughter Zakiya, is due Oct. 28. The album blues great John Lee Hooker was work ...

  33. Allman Brothers Look Back To Atlanta

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Legacy/Epic Records has set a Oct. 21 release date for a new double-disc live album by the Allman Brothers Band, Billboard.com has learned. Legacy/Epic Records has set a Oct. 21 release date for a new double-disc live album by the Allman Brothers Ba ...

  34. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and 2002 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallaghe ...

  35. NYC's SummerStage Salutes The Blues

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New York's Central Park, will open with a weekend of blues-themed programming to coincide with the Congress-designated SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor ar ...

  36. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill ...

  37. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-p ...

  38. Veteran Bluesmen Team For Tour

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string of East Coast tour dates. Ford joins Guy for a pair of shows in New York the first week in September, and con Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T- ...

  39. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 1998 - Nat Gonella, one of ...

  40. Bittersweet Anticipation For Final Shaver Set

    February 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Anticipation was already high for "The Earth Rolls On," the sixth album from Shaver -- the duo of highly regarded singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver and his son Eddy, whom many hold in equally high Anticipation was already high for "T ...

  41. Bittersweet Anticipation For Final Shaver Set

    February 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Anticipation was already high for "The Earth Rolls On," the sixth album from Shaver -- the duo of highly regarded singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver and his son Eddy, whom many hold in equally high e Anticipation was already high for " ...