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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

Albert King Career Overview

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I wrote a lot of entries for a couple of Music Guides many eons ago. I am going to start sharing some here, starting with one of my all-time favorite guitarists.…

Stevie Ray Vaughan with David Bowie rehearsals

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); David Bowie died one year ago today. I've been spending a lot of time digging into Stevie Ray Vaughan's work with Bowie on Let's Dance, which was brought the guitarist to the…
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Jimmie Vaughan: Powerful Stuff

Jimmie Vaughan and Steve Miller were terrific last night, playing the music of T-Bone Walker at Jazz for Lincoln Center. Afterwards, I had a great chat with Jimmie whom I had not seen in person in over a decade. It inspired me to dig up this…

RIP Stevie Ray Vaughan - the story of his final gig

SRV has played a large role throughout my career. Though I never interviewed him because he passed away before I started working for Guitar World, I have written many, many articles about Stevie, including a massive oral history which…
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B.B. and Buddy - my story in the New Yorker

In 1995, I had dinner with BB King and Buddy Guy in an Austin, Texas studio. It was after rehearsal and before recording the Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan. As we ate, the two had the most incredible conversation, all captured on my tape recorder…

Stevie and Buddy jam, 1989

Yep. More rare video of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan has suddenly appeared on YouTube: Buddy Guy jamming with Stevie on July 30, 1989, at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. This was Guy's 53rd birthday party. Have fun kids. [youtube_sc…

The Making of Texas Flood

In honor of Stevie Ray Vaughan's 60th birthday,   I present the following story of the making of Texas Flood. This was written for and originally published in Mojo circa 2001. A new version of the album was released last year: Texas…

The Making of Texas Flood

In honor of Stevie Ray Vaughan's birthday, the 30th anniversary of his debut recording and the release of a new version,  Texas Flood (30th Anniversary Collection), I present the following story of the making of Texas Flood. This was written…

Stevie Ray Vaughan's Final Gig

  Stevie Ray Vaughan has played a large role throughout my career. Though I never interviewed him because he passed away before I started working for Guitar World, I have written many, many articles about Stevie, including a massive…

From the Archives: Gary Moore

RIP Gary Moore, 1952-2011 I was shocked to hear about guitarist Gary Moore's death at age 59. The news prompted me to pull this 2004 Guitar World interview out of my archgives. I interviewed Gary several times. He was a UK and Euro legend…