Singer-guitarist B.B. King, the "King of the Blues" who helped define his genre's electrified postwar sound and became the music's best-known international ambassador, has died. He was 89. His…
Clapton might be God, but there was no Cream without Jack Bruce. He sang most of the songs. If he'd found his Delaney Bramlett, maybe he too would be a household name instead of a footnote. That's…
Nearly four decades after the release of their first album, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have scored their first No. 1 collection. The Florida-bred, L.A.-based rock band's new Warner Bros. set…
JJ Cale, the musician who wrote “Cocaine” and “After Midnight” for Eric Clapton and songs for numerous other artists, died Friday of a heart attack in La Jolla, Calif. He was 74. His agent confirmed…
Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland, one of the most prolific R&B and blues hitmakers of the '50s, '60s and '70s, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 83. Memphis' WREG-TV reported Bland’s death. The…
A slew of new releases from veteran acts gave the album chart a fresh look this week, with Bon Jovi and David Bowie leading the old-timer pack.
When a documentary begins with its subject using his crutch to deliver a vicious blow to the director's nose, it's reasonably safe to expect less-than-smooth sailing ahead.
More than mere rock-doc hagiography, "Material World" reveals how George Harrison struggled to tame his soul, understand life and ready himself for death.
Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsalis blend jazz and blues at the Rose Theater in New York.
Guitarists exude different personae when examined side by side, but show a surprising congruity when together.
The blues have again reinvigorated Eric Clapton. In a two-hour tour-ending set in support of his current release, Robert Johnson covers collection "Me and Mr. Johnson," Clapton shined on the blues…