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B.B. King's Son Doubts Poisoning Claims

May 31, 2015

B.B. King was laid to rest at a memorial service in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi on Saturday, but questions whether the blues legend was poisoned continue to loom over his May 14th death. Two of King's daughters, Karen Williams...

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Watch B.B. King's Entire Memorial Service

May 30, 2015

B.B. King was laid to rest at his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi on Saturday following an invitation-only funeral and memorial service at the Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Mississippi Public Broadcasting also provided a live stream...

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Legal Dispute Over B.B. King's Last Days Gets Uglier

May 27, 2015

The attorney representing B.B. King's daughters has fired back at the bluesman's business manager and her legal team, claiming that they are "dragging mourning daughters through the mud" over allegations that the guitarist was poisoned. King's...

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B.B. King Was Poisoned, Claim Bluesman's Children

May 26, 2015

A homicide probe into the death of B.B. King will be launched after two of the blues legend's daughters accused his two closest aides, business manager LaVerne Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson, of poisoning King prior to his May 14th death....

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Jay Z Bashes Spotify, Praises B.B. King at B-Sides Concert

May 17, 2015

Jay Z held the first of his two Tidal X: B-Sides shows Saturday night at New York's Terminal 5, and in addition to a setlist stocked with never-before-performed-live fan favorites and forgotten deep cuts, the rapper also used the gig as a pulpit...

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Trey Anastasio Pays Tribute to 'Incredible' B.B. King

May 15, 2015

Trey Anastasio has penned a tribute to blues legend B.B. King, who passed away Thursday night at the age of 89. "It's literally impossible to overstate B.B. King’s influence on every single electric guitarist who followed...

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Eric Clapton Pays Tribute to B.B. King: 'He Was a Beacon'

May 15, 2015

Eric Clapton pays his respects to his close friend B.B. King, who died last night at the age of 89, in a video he posted on Facebook. A close friend of the late blues legend, Clapton also cites King as one of his greatest influences. "He...

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B.B. King, Blues Legend, Dead at 89

May 15, 2015

B.B. King, the larger-than-life guitarist and singer who helped popularize electric blues and brought it to audiences for more than six decades, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. King, who was diagnosed with diabetes nearly 30 years ago,...

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B.B. King Hospitalized

April 6, 2015

UPDATE: B.B. King has posted a Facebook message updating fans on his health. "I want to thank everyone for their concern and good wishes," the bluesman wrote. "I'm feeling much better and am leaving the hospital today." Blues legend B.B....

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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...

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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,"...

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Exclusive: Watch Two B.B. King Tracks From 'ACL' Vault

May 28, 2015

B.B. King twice appeared on Austin City Limits over the course of his career, and to celebrate the legacy of the legendary bluesman following his death, the long-running PBS series will dig into their vaults on Saturday, May 30th and rebroadcast...

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B.B. King's Estate Comments on 'Baseless' Poisoning Claims

May 27, 2015

As Memphis' Beale Street prepares to remember B.B. King's legacy at a memorial procession Wednesday, the bluesman's estate has hit back at allegations that King's business manager LaVerne Toney poisoned him in the months leading up to his...

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Mick Jagger Remembers B.B. King, Names Favorite Rapper

May 18, 2015

The Rolling Stones took a break from rehearsing for their 15-date Zip Code tour to answer a few fan questions via Twitter Monday. In between questions about their hair and the Sticky Fingers recording sessions, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards spoke...

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Memphis Grizzlies Hold 'Moment of Song' for B.B. King

May 16, 2015

Prior to the Memphis Grizzlies' Game 6 matchup against the Golden State Warriors Friday, the team paid tribute to blues legend B.B. King, who passed away the previous night. King had an incredible impact on the city of Memphis and Beale Street since...

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President Obama on B.B. King: 'America Has Lost a Legend'

May 15, 2015

President Barack Obama has penned a touching tribute to B.B. King, the legendary bluesman who died last night at age 89. "The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend," the President wrote on the White House's Facebook. "B.B....

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Billy Gibbons: 'Difficult to Fathom World Without B.B. King'

May 15, 2015

In an exclusive statement to Rolling Stone, ZZ Top guitarist and singer Billy Gibbons is paying tribute to blues legend B.B. King, who died last night at the age of 89. King, he says, has been important to him for practically...

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B.B. King's Family Fights With Business Manager for Control

May 7, 2015

A Las Vegas judge ruled that B.B. King's business manager, Laverne Toney, will retain power of attorney over the blues legend, following allegations of neglect and financial theft from the 89-year-old bluesman's family. Investigations by police and...

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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...

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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...

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