Gary Clark Jr.
With the release today of the video for “Cop Car,” Urban brings to life a budding romance under blue flashing lights.
We separated the “so cold” performances from the “bleeding volcanoes” to ask the question: Whose $16-song slot made music history? We’ve categorized, divided and deemed which acts will not fade away.
“We’re in the process of re-branding the H.O.R.D.E. tour, we’ll be bringing that out with a group of bands and artists that the fans will really enjoy.” — Robert Randolph
See photos and a full recap of the Rock Hall Induction Ceremony, and read what Tom Morello, Geddy Lee, Jerry Cantrell and more told us about the night.
John Mayer Calls Albert King The ‘Reason Guitar Faces Were Invented’ At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction
“I first heard of Albert King in a guitar magazine from a Stevie Ray Vaughan interview,” Mayer said. He also noted that he quoted King in his high school year book, writing, “The blues don’t change.”
Keith Richards/Eric Clapton, Keith Urban/Vince Gill, John Mayer/Doyle Bramhall Collabs Highlight Crossroads Night 2
Eric Clapton doesn’t play that wild brand of barroom rock and roll very often anymore, but he was all smiles backing Keith Richards on Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Rock And Roller” at Crosswords Fest.
Eric Clapton was only too happy to play support to his friends. Clapton isn’t just the biggest star of the Crossroads Guitar Festival, he’s a genial – and most generous – host, joining lesser known artists throughout the evening. The festival, which featured guitar players ranging in age from 13 to 87, raises money for Clapton’s Crossroads substance abuse rehabilitation center in Antigua.
Clearly, it was a departure for the Kennedy Center Honors. Now in it’s 35th year, the ceremony started out by paying tribute to cultural icons like Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald and Tennessee Williams. In recent years, rock has been represented more and more at this prestigious event, with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen all collecting the Kennedy Center medallion. But past ceremonies probably never got as loud as this year’s.