Black Country Communion Release, “Last Song for My Final Resting Place” Music Video

Black Country Communion, the rock band with vocalist/bassist, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) drummer, Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) blues rock guitar virtuoso, Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper) have released a new music video, “Last Song for My Resting Place.” The song is taken from the band’s newest album, BCCIV, released September 22, 2017.

“Last Song for My Final Resting Place” features Joe Bonamassa on vocals and has influences of Irish and Eastern European folk mixed with rock and was inspired by the violinist on the [Read More]

By |2018-01-29T10:14:30-07:00October 24th, 2017|Music News, Video of the Week, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Gary Moore’s “Blues and Beyond” will be released November 24, 2017

On November 24th, 2017, BMG will release Blues and Beyond by Gary Moore, a remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings. Blues and Beyond is released on double CD, 4 LP and as a box set, which includes unreleased live recordings and the official Gary Moore biography, I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow, written by Gary Shapiro.

Best known for his evocative solo hits, “Parisienne Walkways” and “Still Got the Blues” (live versions feature in this set), and his on/off membership of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore’s solo career [Read More]

By |2018-01-29T10:14:34-07:00October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Rock and Blues Muse Blues Festival Guide 2017 Available for Free Download

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Rock and Blues Muse has created a free Blues Festival Guide 2017 for Blues Festivals around the country! Each festival listed has a live link to click on and the link will take you to the Blues Festival’s site.

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This is our way of thanking all of you for following Rock and Blues Muse.

If we have missed an important blues or rock festival, please feel free to [Read More]

By |2018-03-09T14:28:29-07:00August 9th, 2017|Music News, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Women Rule the Main Stage at New Blues Festival IV, September 2nd & 3rd, 2017, Long Beach, CA

Women rule the main stage at New Blues Festival IV with Headlining Sets by 2017 Grammy Nominee, Janiva Magness, and Queen of Blues Guitar, Ana Popovic.

(LONG BEACH, CA) –  New Blues Festival IV is proud to present some of Blues’ biggest female artists this year, when the two-day festival takes place Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd (Labor Day Weekend) at El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach, Calif. This year’s festival is also being presented in conjunction with the new Long Beach Blues Society.

Performing on the Main Stage are Janiva Magness, whose critically-acclaimed album, Love [Read More]

By |2019-08-27T13:52:05-07:00August 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Iris Wide Shut: Why Donnie Iris and Cruisers are worth a second look

Donnie Iris and the Cruisers

By Derek Malone

A recent nostalgia kick I’ve been on as of late has been the reevaluation of certain pop songs and artists from the early 1980’s, namely Donnie Iris and the Cruisers. I happened upon his name completely by accident while perusing old Billboard singles charts.

In this period, the “Disco Sucks” sentiment was strong, the backlash against its short-lived cultural dominance well underway. It seemed like almost every song on the radio had some hard rock element to it, no matter the artist (anything to avoid being branded with the scarlet [Read More]

By |2018-01-29T10:14:53-07:00May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Miguel Rivera: Percussive, Acoustic Guitarist

Check out this talented guitar player, Miguel Rivera. a Spanish acoustic guitarist, Rivera’s percussive style and rhythms have set the internet ablaze with his acoustic performance of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” An insane guitar cover, Rivera played three parts of the song simultaneously and attracted attention from all over the world. Guitar World and Guitar Player magazine wrote about Rivera’s acoustic cover, emphasizing the virtuosity of the rendition.

Rivera released his first album, The Valley, in June of 2016. His album was funded through a crowd funding campaign.

Miguel Rivera is currently on tour in Spain with Grammy award winner, Mark Hanson. He will [Read More]

By |2019-08-27T13:45:02-07:00November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments