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Goodbye, Slim: Legendary Blues Guitarist Magic Slim Dies, Age 75

Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Magic Slim - who followed in the footsteps of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf - died on Thursday aged 75, reports Reuters. His manager Marty Salzman confirmed heavy smoker Magic had...

By Michael West | 22nd February 2013

Jimi Hendrix Movie Won't Feature His Music

A biopic about Jimi Hendrix will not include any songs written by the legendary rocker. 'All By My Side' stars Outkast musician Andre 3000 as the late guitarist, and while he will perform covers of...

5th July 2012

Booker T And The Mgs Bassist Donald 'Duck' Dunn Dies, Aged 70

Donald Dunn, the Booker T and the MG's bassist and one of the most influential bass players of the 1960s and 70s, was found dead in Tokyo this week after playing dates that were postponed...

14th May 2012

Willie 'Big Eyes' Willie Smith Dead At 75

Muddy Waters' longtime blues sidekick Willie Smith has died from a stroke at the age of 75.The musician, nicknamed Big Eyes, passed away on Friday (16Sep11) in Chicago, Illinois. The Arkansas native landed his big...

19th September 2011

Mos Def To Play Chuck Berry In New Film About Chess Records

US rapper and actor Mos Def is to play Chuck Berry in a new film about the legendary record label Chess Records.Cadillac Records, written and directed by Darnell Martin, is set in the 1950s and...

29th March 2008

Beyonce Knowles To Play Blues Legend Etta James In New Movie

Beyonce Knowles is to step into the shoes of a music legend in an upcoming period drama.The Destiny's Child star is to play Etta James in Darnell Martin's Cadillac Records - a tale of influential...

20th February 2008

Beyonce To Play Singing Legend

BEYONCE KNOWLES has signed up to star as jazz legend ETTA JAMES in CADILLAC RECORDS.The former DESTINY'S CHILD singer will join ADRIEN BRODY and JEFFREY WRIGHT in Darnell Martin's film.CADILLAC RECORDS follows the development of...

28th January 2008

Fascinating Fact 4689

Oscar winner ADRIAN BRODY and JEFFREY WRIGHT will play music greats LEONARD CHESS and MUDDY WATERS in a new movie about the Chicago, Illinois blues explosion in the 1950s. Brody will play record executive Chess,...

22nd January 2008

Waters, Walter + Wolf Stories To Be Told In Chicago Blues Film

Blues greats MUDDY WATERS, LITTLE WALTER and HOWLIN' WOLF's lives are set to come together in an ambitious new movie project about the Chicago, Illinois music scene. Darnell Martin will direct Cadillac Records from his...

31st May 2007

Seagal To Launch Children's Guitar Charity

Hollywood star STEVEN SEAGAL is set to launch a charity to help provide underprivileged youngsters in Britain with guitars. The actor, who began playing the guitar aged five, is currently touring the UK with his...

15th March 2007

Clifford Jamal Antone Dies

Music mogul CLIFFORD JAMAL ANTONE, famed for his contribution to American blues music, died last month (30MAY06). He was 56. Texas-born Antone launched the famous Austin blues club, which became a haven for artists including...

12th June 2006

Seagal Gets The Blues In Memphis

Action man STEVEN SEAGAL is getting serious about his music career - he has signed up blues greats like BO DIDDLEY and HONEYBOY EDWARDS for a new album project. The martial arts star is...

14th October 2005

Richards' Regrets

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS has two career regrets, he never got to play with OTIS REDDING and WARREN ZEVON. During four decades of performing with the rock legends, Richards has managed to jam...

13th October 2005

Blues Star Dies After Fall

FOGHAT guitarist ROD PRICE has died at the age of 57 after falling down a stairway at his American home on Tuesday (22MAR05). Price co-founded the British blues band who became one of the...

24th March 2005

The Blues Comes To Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles' famous Sunset Boulevard is set to get a dose of the blues when legends MUDDY WATERS, ETTA JAMES, IKE TURNER and ROBERT CRAY are inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk on the same day....

24th March 2005

Muddy Waters' Daughter Arrested On Murder Charge

LATEST: The daughter of late blues legend MUDDY WATERS was arrested on murder charges on Friday (12MAR04), in connection to the 1996 shooting of a man during a drug deal. ROSALIND MORGANFIELD, 34, surrendered...

14th March 2004

Police Search For Muddy Waters Daughter In Murder Probe

Police in Gainesville, Florida are searching for the daughter of rock legend MUDDY WATERS - in relation to an eight-year-old murder inquiry. ROSALIND MORGANFIELD, 34, is wanted in connection to the death of 19-year-old...

12th March 2004

Aerosmith Getting The Blues

Veteran rockers AEROSMITH are to begin work on a blues album. The WALK THIS WAY hitmakers will record a long player entirely made up of old blues standards which will be recorded live....

22nd April 2003

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Leaked "Batman vs. Superman" Trailer Generates Extra Publicity

As far as publicity goes, the leaked Batman vs. Superman trailer may...

Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]

Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the...

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Tribute To The Late Selena Quintanilla

Almost two decades after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the big screen...

George Clooney Travels Through Time In The Mysterious 'Tomorrowland' [Trailer + Pictures]

It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually...

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned

As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the...

'A Little Chaos' Brings British Humour To A French Tale

The new period drama 'A Little Chaos' may be set in France in the 17th century, but its...

'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill

As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where...

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the...

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