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The Story Behind Why Eric Clapton is called Slowhand

Slowhand. God. The Greatest. These are but a few of the monikers that fans have bestowed upon Eric Clapton. Of all of these, he is most often referred to as "Slowhand."
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Hinduism, Jagger, and Hot Lips: The Story Behind The Rolling Stones’ Tongue and Lips...

The Hot Lips logo, draped in sex and rebellion, is the embodiment of The Stones’ persona.

Why Did Johnny Cash Play at Folsom Prison? Ten Facts About ‘At Folsom Prison’

Since its release, 'At Folsom Prison' has been acknowledged as one of the greatest albums of all time.

Win Buddy Guy 2018 Residency Show Tickets!

We're giving away the hottest ticket in Chicago! You could win tickets to a Buddy Guy Residency show in January 2018 at Buddy Guy's Legends.

Buddy Guy Helps Fight Cancer and Gives the Next Generation a Hand Up

"Who knows what’s good. It’s like I’m from Louisiana man. People can tell you how good they cook down there all they want but you ain’t gonna know until you taste it."

Who Really Invented Rock and Roll?

As a musical genre, it arguably dates back almost a century. But who really invented the music known as rock and roll? Here are the contenders.

New Jack White Album ‘Boarding House Reach’ On the Way

"Servings and Portions from My Boarding House Reach" seems to be highlights of songs on the new album. It's all we have to whet our appetites for now.

What Guitars Did Muddy Waters Play?

Although he never had a "Lucille," Muddy Waters had an arsenal of guitars, both electric and acoustic, and could play them all in his thundering, electrified Delta blues style.

Why Was BB King’s Guitar Named Lucille?

"I'm very crazy about Lucille. Lucille took me from the plantation; you might say, brought me fame."
Reverend Shawn Amos Photo Courtesy of Missing Piece Group

The Reverend Shawn Amos ‘Breaks It Down’ and Then Some

If you're a lover of blues, soul, Gospel, or simply socially conscious, you're gonna want 'The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down.'
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