b.b. king

In Memoriam: The Musicians We Lost in 2015

Over the last 12 months, we bid farewell to two R&B legends, a pioneering '60s pop singer, an alt-rock statesman, and the musician who invented…
SPIN Staff / December 28, 2015

U2 Paid Tribute to B.B. King With a Performance of ‘When Love Comes To Town’

U2 haven't played their B.B. King collab, "When Love Comes to Town" (from 1988's Rattle and Hum), live since 1993, but Bono & Co. broke…
Rachel Brodsky / May 16, 2015

Legendary ‘King of the Blues’ B.B. King Dies at Age 89

Arguably the first musician that comes to mind when most Sesame Street-raised folks think of the blues, the legendary Mississippi-born guitarist B.B. King has died,…
Dan Weiss / May 15, 2015

B.B. King Hospitalized, Daughter Claims Elder Abuse

Update: B.B. King has issued a short statement via his Facebook page. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if…
Rachel Brodsky / May 1, 2015

The First King: B.B. King Will Be on Big K.R.I.T.’s New Single

While down at SXSW this week, Mississippi and SPIN's Next Big Thing Big K.R.I.T. went on the air with Sway in the Morning on…
Devon Maloney / March 15, 2012

See Obama Sing the Blues With Mick Jagger, B.B. King, and Buddy Guy

Explain it to us slowly, everything-should-be-free zealots: Why exactly is it to so bad for politicians to cozy up with the entertainment industry, again? Is…
Marc Hogan / February 22, 2012

The View From Rothbury Festival

Each stateside summer music festival has its own distinct atmosphere: Lollapalooza's bustling Chicago cityscape; Coachella's desert backdrop; and Bonnaroo's southern farmlands to name a few.
William Goodman / July 11, 2008
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