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5 hrs ago | USA Today

Johnny Winter takes final 'Step Back' into beloved blues

"He left on a high note." That's producer Paul Nelson's assessment of Johnny Winter's 'Step Back,' the blues giant's posthumous swan song.


Related Topix: Blues, Johnny Winter, ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

9 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Lifelong case of the blues: Factoryville's Joe Kopicki Band continues to play the music it loves

Area blues aficionados know Joe Kopicki. The Factoryville guitarist has been performing in the area for the past 25 years with the same enthusiasm he displayed as a young man.


Related Topix: Factoryville, PA, Blues, Vandling, PA, Union Dale, PA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Talk About It: 'Pop' shouldn't be a bad wordTalk About It: 'Pop'...

Talk About It: 'Pop' shouldn't be a bad word It's simple but true: People like what they like, and that's OK Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/08/30/talk-pop-bad-word/14877107/ Michael Jackson performs with Britney Spears during the Michael Jackson "30th Anniversary Celebration, The Solo ... (more)


Related Topix: Blues, Music, Entertainment

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Guitar Player

Stevie Ray Vaughan's Complete Epic Recordings Available October 28

To celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan's 60th birthday, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings are releasing for the first time, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection on October 28th.


Related Topix: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Blues, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, John Hammond

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Cinema Blend News

Martin Scorsese Is Making A Ramones Biopic

Music has long played a very important role in Martin Scorsese's career. Whether it's the memorable uses of songs like Eric Clapton's "Layla" or "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphys in features like Goodfellas and The Departed or concert documentaries he's helmed like The Last Waltz and Shine A Light , the filmmaker has long found a way ... (more)


Related Topix: Punk, The Ramones, Blues, Dropkick Murphys, Pop/Rock

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

Johnny Winter Teams With ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons on 'Where Can You Be'

Though Johnny Winter couldn't have known it at the time, the album he finished recording earlier this year with a slew of friends including Eric Clapton , Brian Setzer and ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons would become the Texas blues guitarist's swan song.


Related Topix: ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Blues, Johnny Winter, Advertising

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Aquarius Papers

Happy 2014 Video Birthday to the Amazing John Hiatt, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, and Sky Saxon

Today is the birthday of the great John Hiatt as well as one of the all-time greatest pedal steel pickers, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, and the legendary Sky Saxon! John Hiatt is a thoroughly American singer-songwriter.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, John Hiatt, Blues, Black Entertainment, B.B. King, Ry Cooder

The Times of Israel

Summer of war delays summer of love fest, again

Israeli hippies have already had to put away their bellbottoms once this summer, with Operation Protective Edge delaying the 6th Annual Woodstock Revival concert in Jerusalem, and now, with the conflict dragging on through August, it's been postponed again.


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

Thu Aug 14, 2014


Hear Johnny Winter and Ben Harper Cover Blues Classic 'Can't Hold Out'

Last month, blues guitarist Johnny Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich, Sweden, at 70 years old, a month and a half before his now posthumous Step Back LP was scheduled to be released.


Related Topix: Blues, Johnny Winter, Dr. John, Joe Bonamassa, Music, Entertainment

Wed Aug 13, 2014


Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun

This CD is one of the latest in a series of audiophile discs coming out. I can't say that I have the original album for comparison, but the sound here is great.


Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, The Sun, Phil Collins, Steve Lukather

Guitar World

Acoustic Nation with Dale Turner: The Picking Prowess of John McLaughlin

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 2014 issue of Guitar World .


Related Topix: John Laughlin, Jazz, Blues, John Coltrane, Black Entertainment


10 little known rock n' roll facts

As far as music trivia goes, we all know about 'Forever 27' which is the strange but true fact that musicians historically have had a bad pattern of passing away too early at the young age of 27 .


Related Topix: Blues, John Lennon, Pop/Rock

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Jeff Beck, ZZ Top en route to Greek Theatre on Aug. 13

Jeff Beck is touring this summer with ZZ Top. Their tour reaches the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 13. Jeff Beck is touring this summer with ZZ Top.


Related Topix: ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Jeff Beck, Blues, Texas, Drama Movies, Jailhouse Rock, Musical Movies, Music, Entertainment

Mon Aug 11, 2014


Tab Benoit to play State Theatre

The State Theatre in Falls Church brings one of Louisiana's best guitarists to the Washington Metropolitan area on Thursday, August 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Blues, Tab Benoit, Black Entertainment, B.B. King

95.5 3WS

Documentary on Eric Clapton will be Out Next Month

Eric Clapton has talked recently about slowing down and eventually stopping his truing schedule.


Related Topix: Blues

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Greg Allman still rollin' and tumblin', without Duane [Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 10--HYANNIS -- It's gotta be hard to play lead guitar in Gregg All man's backup band.


Related Topix: Hyannis, MA, Blues

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rock Star Gets a Rose, Water Park a Razz

Camp Pendleton has to be on edge as U.S. bombs fall in Iraq. We have a special bond with Marines and the deeply held wish in these parts is that an orderly withdrawal from the war-torn Middle East still has a chance .


Related Topix: Camp Pendleton, CA, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, US News, US Marine Corps, US Military, Middle East, Israel Travel, Israel Travel, Blues

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Sunday Herald

Malcolm Holcombe Pitiful Blues

If only Eric Clapton could offer Malcolm Holcombe the kind of patronage he gave JJ Cale, this 10th in a series of albums that the North Carolina-born Holcombe has wrenched from a life full of hard living over the past 20 years might have arrived with rather more of a fanfare.


Related Topix: Blues, J.J. Cale

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Eric Clapton Announces New Tour Documentary

In light of Eric Clapton 's recently reiterated plans to retire from the road, his fans should be sure to make each tour count - and they can do just that with his upcoming live documentary, 'Planes, Trains and Eric.'


Related Topix: Blues

Fri Aug 08, 2014

99.3 the FOX

Eric Clapton To Release Tour Documentary

Eric Clapton has publicly discussed the idea of quitting life on the road, so his upcoming tour documentary , Planes, Trains, and Eric , could be an interesting watch.


Related Topix: Blues