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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

By on 29 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...

By on 20 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...

By on 28 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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Robin Williams' Widow Opens Up About Actor's Final Days

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Robin Williams’ widow Susan has opened up about her husband’s final days...

'I'm A Celebrity' Camp Evacuated Due To Serve Storms

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The I’m A Celebrity camp has had to be evacuated due to severe storms in the Australian outback...

Chris Evans Confirms When 'Top Gear' Will Be Back On Our Screens

Chris Evans Confirms When 'Top Gear' Will Be Back On Our Screens

New ‘Top Gear’ host Chris Evans has confirmed when the relaunched series will be back on the BBC...

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