A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival took place this past Friday and Saturday night at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Besides Clapton, this year's lineup included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray and Vince Gill.
Last night, a group of rock and blues luminaries assembled at the White House for the latest concert thrown by First Lady Michelle Obama, who has taken a personal interest in celebrating the American songbook.
B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck will be among the headliners for a February 21 appearance at the White House. The performance is part of the "In Performance at the White House" series, and the show will be televised 9 p.m. EST February 27 on PBS.
I took my 13-year-old son Jacob to see B.B. King at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, last week. Who knows how much longer B.B. will continue his endless tour. He’s 86 and may actually want to retire some day.
On June 7, B.B. King joined Peavey Electronics, The Recording Academy and the State of Mississippi in celebrating the musical legacy of the “Birthplace of America’s Music” at the annual Mississippi Grammy Legacy Celebration and Peavey Awards at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss.