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Buddy Guy To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Blues legend Buddy Guy has been named the fifth recipient of the National Guitar Museum's Lifetime Achievement Award.The revered musician, who directly influenced guitar greats Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others,...

Eric Clapton Introduces Star Line-up To His Fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival (Photos)

BB King and Eric Clapton jam at Crossroads Guitar FestivalEric Clapton, BB King and John Mayer were among some of genius performers at Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival last weekend.It was a blues infused weekend...

Eric Clapton Reveals Details Of New Album Old Sock

Eric Clapton is releasing his 21st studio album on March 12.The musician has announced via his official website that the follow-up to 2010's 'Clapton' will be called 'Old Sock' and feature a collection of ten...

Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova And Led Zeppelin Honoured Kennedy Center

Made a significant contribution to American culture recently? Well unless you're in that headline, you've not done well enough. Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin have, and they've been recognized...

Gary Clark Jr's Blak And Blue: Will A Major Label Change The Bluesman?

Gary Clark Jr - a musician often described as the savior of blues music - has released his first major label record on Warner Brothers. Influenced by the likes of Buddy Guy and B.B...

Obama Singing 'Sweet Home Chicago' With Jagger And Bb King

President Barack Obama stunned the gathered crowds at a White House concert on Tuesday night (February 21, 2012) by joining in an all-star blues jam featuring Bb King and Mick Jagger. The performance, according to...

Barack Obama Singing With Mick Jagger Is Highlight Of Blues Concert

President Barack Obama was coerced into singing a couple of lines from Robert Johnson's 'Sweet Home Chicago' by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger at a blues music event at the White House on Tuesday (February...

Mick Jagger Rolls Back The Years With President Barack Obama

Mick Jagger was among the guests at a special evening to commemorate blues music as part of Black History Month - and the former Rolling Stone was so into the spirit of things that he...

Mick Jagger And Barack Obama Party At Blues Concert

Mick Jagger and Barack Obama have partied together at a blues concert. The Rolling Stones frontman performed at the gig in the East Room of the White House which was attended by blues stars of...

Barack Obama Duets With Bb King At Blues Concert

President Barack Obama treated his guests to a brief vocal performance for the second time in a month, as he duetted with legendary musician Bb King at the White House Blues festival on Tuesday (February...

Barack Obama Back On Singing Form As The Blues Recognised In The White House

President Barack Obama just can't resist a good sing along these days, so it would seem. It was widely reported that he recently belted out a line of Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' at a...

Mayer, Beck & Zz Top To Rock With Clapton At Crossroads

JOHN MAYER, JEFF BECK and ZZ TOP will join blues icons B.B. KING and BUDDY GUY at ERIC CLAPTON's third Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Illinois.The event, which benefits Clapton's Crossroads Center in Antigua, will...

Clapton To Feature On Buddy Guy Album

Eric Clapton is to lend his slowhand to one of his heroes by appearing on legendary bluesman Buddy Guy's latest album.Guy commands massive respect among his fellow blues and rock musicians, with performers such as...

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Richards Gave Buddy His Favourite Guitar

KEITH RICHARDS gave away one of his favourite guitars during the filming of new ROLLING STONES rockumentary SHINE A LIGHT - as a mark of respect to BUDDY GUY. The guitar great joined the Stones...

Hendrix Pals Tour With The Experience

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE bandmates BILLY COX and MITCH MITCHELL have recruited BUDDY GUY, ROBERT RANDOLPH and JONNY LANG for a five-date all-star tour of the late guitar great's songbook. Former The Doors star Robby...

Guy Pays Tribute To Clapton At Crossroads All-star Jam

Blues star BUDDY GUY halted his headlining Crossroads Festival slot in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday (28Jul07) to pay tribute to the event's organiser - ERIC CLAPTON. Guy ended an 11-hour show at Toyota Park, where...

Buddy Guy Loses Club Lease

Blues great BUDDY GUY has lost the lease on the Chicago, Illinois club where he has hosted pals like ERIC CLAPTON, DAVID BOWIE and JOHN MAYER. Columbia College, which owns the space Guy has turned...

Stars Plan Birthday Salute To Guitar Great Les Paul

AEROSMITH star JOE PERRY and BUDDY GUY will join the stars paying tribute to LES PAUL as part of the guitar great's 90th birthday celebrations next month (07FEB06). The guitarists will team up with...

Stars Line Up For Sly Stone Tribute

BLACK EYED PEAS star WILL.I.AM and JANET JACKSON are leading a new tribute to funk legends SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE. The stars will join the likes of BUDDY GUY, MOBY, MAROON 5 and...

Farm Aid Raises Cash For Hurricane Victims

The 20th annual Farm Aid concert on Saturday (17SEP05) raised over $1 million (GBP555,500) for the rural victims of Hurricane Katrina. Farm Aid's president, WILLIE NELSON and fellow founding members NEIL YOUNG and JOHN...

Sly Stone Ok's Coffee Chain's Tribute Album

JOSS STONE, STEVEN TYLER and BUDDY GUY are among the stars paying tribute to reclusive funk pioneer SLY STONE on a new covers album. Stone granted bosses at US coffee chain Starbucks permission to...

Phish Fear They Split Too Soon

The members of cult rockers PHISH are beginning to regret their split last year (04), prompting fans to believe a reunion might not be too far away. The American group was split over the...

Sinead's Comeback Complete With New York Show

SINEAD O'CONNOR will make her first New York live appearance in five years at the end of the month (26APR05) alongside reggae great BURNING SPEAR. The controversial Irish star, who retired from music to...

Mullen: 'U2 Hall Of Fame Honour Came Too Early'

U2 star LARRY MULLEN feels too young to be a member of America's Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame. A lavish ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel marked rock 'n' roll's 50th anniversary,...

Timberlake Slammed By Unimpressed O'jays

THE O'JAYS have reacted angrily to JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's involvement in their ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME induction, insisting he's irrelevant to their musical achievements. The LOVE TRAIN veterans were introduced by the hunky...

Springsteen Inducts U2 Into Hall Of Fame

American singer BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN inducted U2 into America's ROCK 'N' ROLL HALL OF FAME last night (14MAR05) - before duetting with the hitmaking Irish rockers. The lavish ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel...

Springsteen Inducts Bono

Rock legend BONO will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by his pal BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN next month - after the Boss agreed to return the favour. The Irish singer gave...

Quaid To Rock In The New Year

DENNIS QUAID is planning to rock in the New Year (05) in style with his band THE SHARKS - they've signed up to join BUDDY GUY for a special holiday show in New Orleans, Louisiana....

U2, Pretenders + Sledge To Enter Hall Of Fame

Rockers U2 and the PRETENDERS will join soul greats PERCY SLEDGE and the O'JAYS and blues legend BUDDY GUY as the 2005 inductees into the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME. U2 and the...

U2 And Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

U2, GRANDMASTER FLASH + THE FURIOUS FIVE, RANDY NEWMAN and THE O'JAYS are among the nominees to be inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME next year (05). Also vying for the...

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