In September 1979, the band played their first US concerts with Kenney Jones behind the drumkit.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
From custom guitars to truly bizarre contraptions, these homemade musical instruments have unique DIY sounds that you’ll never hear anywhere else.
The Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of influential men and women in arts and entertainment with roots in Mississippi.
Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
From fleeting, backstage hangs to longtime creative partnerships, the best musical friendships come in all forms.
With their ‘Out Of Our Heads’ album, The Rolling Stones penned their first truly classic song and found themselves thrust into the mania of global stardom.
Chess Records had its first hit record on 29 July 1950, Gene Ammons' ‘My Foolish Heart’, then went on to provide the soundtrack to Black America in the 1950s.
From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
A heady mix of R&B, soul and Motown, country music, psychedelia, rockabilly and classic rock’n’roll that comes together to create the soundtrack to swamp rock.
After his self-titled breakthrough, the trailblazer from McComb, Mississippi was a hot property on the US R&B singles chart.
'Zoot Suit' and 'I'm The Face' came out as the debut single on 3 July 1964 by the once and future Who.
The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at The Paradiso on 26 May 1995.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.