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Blues Legend Buddy Guy Added to Riverbend Lineup
By Sean Phipps, Nooga.com
Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy will perform on the Coca-Cola stage during the Riverbend Festival Sunday, June 8.
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Guy is a celebrated Chicago blues legend and widely considered one of the best blues guitarists alive, garnering admiration from Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others.
His guitar technique could be described as incendiary.
CLICK HERE to watch a performance below of "Damn Right, I Got the Blues" from Guitar Center Sessions.
uy is also largely responsible for expanding the audience idea that blues music is just "sad" songs.
One of his famous anecdotes:
"Once I was checking into a hotel, and a couple saw my ring with 'blues' on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterward and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'"
Guy was ranked No. 30 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and, as a house guitarist for the Chess label, can be heard on hits like "Killing Floor" by Howlin’ Wolf and "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor.
A winner of six Grammys, Guy is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was awarded a National Medal of Arts and 23 W.C. Handy Awards, more than any other artist.
His 2013 release, "Rhythm & Blues," is his 27th album. The two discs feature guests like Kid Rock, Beth Hart, Keith Urban, Joe Perry and Gary Clark Jr.Blues Legend Buddy Guy Added to Riverbend Lineup
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"HERCULES" - DWAYNE JOHNSON
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwayne Johnson remembers the first time he ever encountered the idea of Hercules. He was five years old and he saw a poster of Steve Reeves as Hercules breaking chains from pillars. Johnson says at the time, he didn't know anything about the myth of Hercules. He just thought it was a cool picture. Now it's his turn to bring the myth to life. Johnson plays a modern version in "Hercules," which opens today.
Dwayne Johnson says he never thought Hercules should be a young man.
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Dwayne Johnson says he remembers his first exposure to Hercules.
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Dwayne Johnson says Hercules is the first superhero.
HERCULES APPEARS AT COMIC-CON
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- "Hercules" has muscled-in on Comic-Con. Hercules star Dwayne Johnson made a surprise appearance at the pop culture convention yesterday. He high-fived fans -- and invited them all to special screenings of the new movie. Johnson says he booked three San Diego theaters for the screenings. Johnson isn't the only star to drop by Comic-Con's opening day in San Diego. Actors Jeff Bridges, John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch made appearances.
Comic-con opened yesterday - with some star power. The AP's Jamie Friar reports on the pop culture convention in San Diego.
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ALEC BALDWIN ADMONISHED TO "BE A GOOD BOY"
NEW YORK (AP) -- It sounded more like a warning a parent might give a wayward child -- not something a judge would say to a grown man. But that's the admonition Alec Baldwin got from a judge in New York City yesterday. The actor was in court to face charges of mouthing off at police who stopped him while riding a bike. After examining the allegations against him, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge John DeLury told Baldwin: "looks like you have a short fuse." Baldwin repeatedly said he'd pay the fine, but the judge said he only wanted the actor to apology. The judge set the case to be dismissed if Baldwin stays out of trouble for six months. Speaking to the actor with his given name, DeLury asked Baldwin: "Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" Baldwin responded: "Sure, sure" -- then the judge told him: "Be a good boy from now on. Have a good day!" before adjourning the case.
SHIA LaBEOUF SEEKS RESOLUTION OF CASE
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shia LeBeouf has another court date set for September in an incident in which he's accused of acting out while in the audience of a Broadway play last month. The actor's lawyer and prosecutors are trying to hash out a settlement over the incident in which LeBeouf lit cigarettes, yelled at actors onstage and cursed security guards. As he was ushered out of the theater, he hollered: "Do you know who I am." LeBeouf's publicist says the episode stemmed from an alcohol problem -- and that the actor has since gotten treatment.
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