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19 hrs ago | WJZW-FM Washington

Eric Clapton Says He Still Intends to Retire from Road, Also Has Plans for New Album

Over the last year or so, Eric Clapton has commented in multiple interviews that he's planning on retiring from touring when he turns 70. The guitar legend, who will reach that milestone in March, now tells Rolling Stone he's still considering quitting the road in 2015.


Related Topix: Blues

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Paul McCartney Says He'll Retire When He Feels Like It

Paul McCartney Says He'll Retire When He Feels Like It Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.18.2014 No one will tell him when to stop... In an interview with Rolling Stone , Paul McCartney said he plans to retire whenever he feels like it.


Related Topix: Blues, Music, Entertainment


Blues guitar legend Johnny Winter found dead in Zurich

Legendary Texas blues man Johnny Winter has died at the age of 70. Known for his lighting-fast guitar riffs which put him in a class with Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Winters was one of the most popular live acts during the 1970's until his addiction to heroin, methadone, prescription drugs and alcohol took its toll.


Related Topix: Switzerland, Blues, World News, Johnny Winter, Drugs, Westbury, NY

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died.


Related Topix: Blues, Johnny Winter, Switzerland, World News, Muddy Waters

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Book review: 'One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band' by Alan Paul

Alan Paul has a 25-year relationship with the Allman Brothers Band that began when Paul became the managing editor at the periodical Guitar World.


Related Topix: The Allman Brothers Band, Pop/Rock, Dr. John, John Hammond, Blues, Jazz, Chuck Leavell, Entertainment

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Blues icon John Mayall loves life on the road

You'd think a man who's counted among his bandmates everyone from Eric Clapton to Mick Fleetwood, and has shared the stage or studio with such stars as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Steve Miller, Jeff Healy and Billy Gibbons would be a little more measured in any praise he doles out about fellow musicians.


Related Topix: John Mayall, Blues, Otis Rush, Black Entertainment, Buddy Guy

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Eric Gales brings Hendrix-style skills to Briggs Farm

Briggs Farm Blues Festival featuring Eric Gales: July 11-12, Briggs Farm . $20-75.


Related Topix: Nescopeck, PA, Blues, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Times of Israel

Throwback Thursday: Festival brings back Clapton and Hendrix

It's been 45 years since the muddy festivities at Woodstock, but the rockers who played onstage at Max Yasgur's farm continue to inspire generations of musicians, and fans.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Pop/Rock, Jimi Hendrix, The Cream, Blues

WNDU-TV South Bend

Influential blues musician Buddy Guy to play at The Lerner Theatre

On Saturday, October 25, the historic Lerner Theatre hosts one of the most influential artists in the history of blues and rock 'n roll.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Buddy Guy, Rock & Roll, Rock-N-Roll, Led Zeppelin, Pop/Rock, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Sunday Herald

Review: Music

Everything is music with Lalah Hathaway. Whether she's introducing her band, directing the audience to her merchandise or reminding people how to pronounce her first name , Hathaway does it as if it's an extra verse or a bridge.


Related Topix: Lalah Hathaway, Blues


Is Robin Thicke's 'Paula' Creepy Or Sweet?

Those are just a few of the ways that Robin Thicke 's new album, Paula , out Tuesday, has been described by critics, bloggers, people who think it's just plain weird that the singer rush-recorded a whole album aimed at winning back his estranged wife, actress Paula Patton.


Related Topix: Dance, Robin Thicke, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Marvin Gaye, Soul, Blues

Lexington Herald-Leader

Critic's pick: Jack Bruce, 'Silver Rails,' and Ginger Baker, 'Why?'

For a surprisingly brief period in the late '60s, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were the rhythm section for the juggernaut trio Cream.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Cream, Blues

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

'It shook me to the core': Eric Clapton on how the Band changed everything

Eric Clapton already had one eye on the door with Cream when he heard the Band for the first time.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Band, Blues, The Cream

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Erie Times News

Movie reviews

"B. B. King: The Life of Riley" : Fellow Mississippian and blues lover Morgan Freeman narrates this warm film on the life of the great B.B. King.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, B.B. King, Pop/Rock, John Lennon, Bonnie Raitt

Journal and Courier

Kyle Bledsoe is blues to the boneKyle Bledsoe is blues to the...

Kyle Bledsoe is blues to the bone Kyle Bledsoe is known in the Indiana blues-rock circuit for being blues to the bone.


Related Topix: Blues, Joe Bonamassa, North Mississippi Allstars, Tab Benoit, Music, Entertainment

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Classic Rock New Music For July - Eric Clapton and Friends [VIDEO]

Paying homage to J.J.Cale, Eric Clapton brought in some friends to help with the recording of 'The Breeze .'


Related Topix: Blues

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Erie Times News

Blues guitarist Jeff Jensen lets it bleed

He listened to Led Zeppelin, which led him to Muddy Waters. He listened to Eric Clapton, which led him to Buddy Guy.


Related Topix: Blues, Muddy Waters, Black Entertainment, Buddy Guy

Star Tribune

Bill Frisell's beach blanket guitar

Bill Frisell says of his new surf-influenced recording: “Part of this [project] is really personal for me and part of it is a research project, paying tribute to people who made that sound.” While people call Eric Clapton "Slowhand," the guitar god most deserving of that moniker is Bill Frisell.


Related Topix: Jazz, Bill Frisell, Blues, The Beach Boys, Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Evening Times

Charlie Parker's was a hot spot

In today's trip down memory lane we go back to 1979, when Charlie Parker's bar was the most modern and trendy place in town to be seen.


Related Topix: Blues


Gary Clark Jr.: 'The New Hendrix' Won't Stop Adventuring

Welcome to Young Guns, our series exploring the most notable guitarists from the next generation of six-string legends.


Related Topix: Gary Clark Jr., Blues, Jimmie Vaughan, Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger, Music, Entertainment