B.B. King Cancels Remaining Tour Dates Due to Illness

October 5, 2014

Blues legend B.B. King was forced to cancel the remainder of his current tour after falling ill following a October 3rd show at Chicago's House of Blues. The 89-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had eight gigs left on his current trek, including...


Bono Talks to B.B. King in Exclusive Clip

May 19, 2014

In the 1988 U2 concert film Rattle and Hum, the Irish rockers relish a special moment with a real legend when they share the stage with B.B. King, for whom they'd written "When Loves Comes to Town." Bono gets a chance to revisit that famous collaboration...



B.B. King Holds a Superstar Jam

December 19, 2013

The 1987 Cinemax concert special A Blues Session: B.B. King and Friends kicked off with one of the single most star-packed jam sessions ever held outside the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan,...


Quinn Sullivan, 14-Year-Old Blues Prodigy, Impresses the Masters

April 23, 2013

Last week's Crossroads Guitar Festival featured blistering sets from road veterans like B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy, but some of the biggest cheers of the festival went to a kid who is still in middle school: 14-year-old Quinn Sullivan. The...


Fleetwod Mac, Billy Joel, Black Keys Lead Stacked New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup

January 17, 2013

Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Maroon 5 and the Black Keys are among a slew of artists slated to perform at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Also set to play this year: Dave Matthews Band, Phoenix (who just announced the title of their...



Carlos Santana to Publish Memoir in 2014

September 13, 2012

Carlos Santana is working on a still-untitled memoir that Little Brown is set to publish in English and Spanish in 2014, the Los Angeles Times reports. Santana hopes his story will "help readers discover the sanctity, grace and divinity in themselves,"...


B.B. King Sued for Blocking Biopic

April 10, 2012

B.B. King is being sued by a filmmaker who claims the blues legend has attempted to block an autobiographical film, the Hollywood Reporter reveals. King Size Film Productions filed a lawsuit in California federal court alleging that King has been attempting...


Rare Bowie, Dylan Interviews Donated to Library of Congress

June 18, 2012

Former Capitol Records/EMI president Joe Smith has donated a boatload of interviews with over 200 musical stars to the Library of Congress, which announced the news today on its website. In a statement, the Library noted that the tapes feature chats...



Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Jeff Beck Rock Crossroads Fest

June 28, 2010

The Crossroads Guitar Festival is known for epic collaborations, and this year's event was no exception: Mid-Saturday afternoon, a relentless sun scorched more than 28,000 fans at Chicago's Toyota Stadium as Ronnie Wood, Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang kicked...


Eric Clapton Announces 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival: Jeff Beck, B.B. King, John Mayer, More

February 10, 2010

"I do it because I want to hear these players," Eric Clapton says, during an exclusive interview announcing his third Crossroads Guitar Festival. The all-day stars-of-guitar show will be held on June 26th at Toyota Park in Chicago; tickets go on sale...



Editor's Notes: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts

November 26, 2009

T wenty-five years ago, when Ahmet Ertegun and I first began talking about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we could only dream that it would lead to what went down in Madison Square Garden on October 29th and 30th. It's only been a few days since the...


Exclusive: B.B. King and Buddy Guy's Backstage Blues Summit

March 26, 2009

Bluesmen B.B. King and Buddy Guy recently wrapped up a three-week stretch of shows together at Red Bank, New Jersey's Count Basie Theatre and Rock Daily was backstage with the two legends as they talked about their craft, reminisced about the old days...



B.B. King Museum Opens With Priceless Artifacts, Three-Hour Set

September 15, 2008

Riley B. King received an early birthday present from his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, this weekend: the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, a permanent home for artifacts from the blues legend's life and career. B.B. King, who turns...


Video: At the Guitar Heroes Cover Shoot With Eddie Van Halen, B.B. King, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Kirk Hammett and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

May 30, 2008

For the "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time" issue, Rolling Stone gathered together eight real life guitar heroes for a special double-sized cover. Click above for behind-the-scenes video from the cover shoot, including thoughts from the participants...

Album Review

One Kind Favor

September 4, 2008

This isn't just B.B. King's best album in years, it's one of the strongest studio sets of his career, standing alongside classics such as Singin' the Blues and Lucille. Where those early titles highlighted his youthful, wailing vocals and stinging guitar,...


In the Studio: B.B. King Cuts Fifties-Style Set

July 3, 2008

When producer T Bone Burnett first met with B.B. King, he presented the blues legend with a simple mission statement: "I'd like for you to go back to the Fifties and do some of the stuff as you did it then." At 82, King wondered whether he could really...