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Day: May 9, 2014

DerekTrucks.comThe Tedeschi Trucks Band, whose members include guitarist Derek Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band, was among the big winners at the 35th Blues Music Awards ceremony, held May 8 in Memphis.

Trucks’ namesake group with wife Susan Tedeschi took home the best-band honor, and its second studio effort, 2013’s Made Up Mind, won in the Rock Blues Album category. Tedeschi was victorious in the Contemporary Blues Female Artist competition.

The Blues Music Awards are presented every year in May by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, which was founded in 1980.

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Jo McCaughey/Danny ClinchPrior to landing the hosting gig at The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon got a lot of laughs whenever he did his spot-on Neil Young impression on NBC’s Late Night.

This is no joke: The original will be crossing paths with the impersonator on Monday night, when Young appears on Fallon’s talk show, the show announced on Friday.

Consequence of Sound reports that Young will perform and be interviewed by Fallon. Joining Young for the session will be fellow singer-songwriter Jack White. The former White Stripes leader guests on and co-produced Young’s forthcoming …read more

Mike Marsland/WireImageIn his artwork, Ronnie Wood typically features people he knows personally, such as his Rolling Stones band mates.

Wood’s paintings of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts are always free of nudity. That’s not the case when the subject is his third wife, Sally, who appears full-frontal naked in a Wood painting currently on sale at the Castle Fine Art gallery in London, the U.K.’s Daily Mirror reports.

The reported asking price for this mixed-media-on-canvas piece, titled “Sally,” is more than $300,000.

Meanwhile, another nude Sally painting by Wood called “The Bum,” showing only her bare …read more

Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for The Serpentine GalleryModel Georgia May Jagger, Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger‘s youngest daughter with former longtime flame Jerry Hall, has accepted extra responsibilities at Coty.

In addition to being a face for two Coty brands, Georgia is now the beauty-product company’s first global ambassador in the battle against blood cancer. In her new role, she recently lit the Empire State Building in red and white to promote the overall cause and the Coty-sponsored Delete Blood Cancer-DKMS, a registration center for bone-marrow donors.

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Courtesy Metallica via InstagramMetallica‘s Snake Pit — the no-man’s-land of moshing and mayhem right in front of the stage — is returning this year. In a new Facebook post, the band says, “It’s not 1992… it’s not even 2012, but the Snake Pit is back for another run this summer! If you’re a member of The Metallica Club and you’re heading out to a gig this summer, log in to for more details on how to win Snake Pit passes.”

The Snake Pit is almost completely enclosed by semi-circular catwalks, making it a separate, …read more

Lloyd Bishop/NBCHappy Birthday, Piano Man! Billy Joel turns 65 today, and tonight, he’s going to mark the occasion with 20,000 of his closest friends, performing live onstage at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Tonight’s show at the Garden is part of Billy’s ongoing “franchise” series of concerts at the legendary venue: he performs there once a month, and will continue to do so “as long as there is interest,” he’s said. He currently has shows scheduled there through December 18. No shows for 2015 have been announced yet.

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Armando Gallo/UMeThe ongoing political unrest in Ukraine is also affecting the entertainment industry in that country. Peter Gabriel has just canceled his show in Kiev, citing security concerns.

According to a note on his website, Gabriel’s show, scheduled for May 10, has been scrapped because “the security of the touring personnel and equipment cannot be guaranteed during the planned visit to the country.” The statement adds, “Any delays or damage as result of the situation in Ukraine would not be insured and would also potentially jeopardize future shows on the tour, something …read more

Photo: York TillyerThe idea of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour remains a very sore subject with singer Robert Plant, nearly seven years after the band’s one-off performance at a tribute concert for late record executive Ahmet Ertegun in London.

“A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that’s s***ty about big-time stadium rock,” Plant recently told Rolling Stone. “We were surrounded by a circus of people that would have had our souls on the fire. I’m not part of a jukebox!”

Plant also took a swipe …read more

BenBella BooksHot on the heels of the release last month of his expansive career-spanning box set, The Complete Studio Recordings, Joe Satriani has just published a new autobiography titled Strange Beautiful Music. The guitar virtuoso tells ABC News Radio that, unlike certain other rock biographies he’s read, he didn’t want his memoir to be “a cheap tell-all book.”

What Satriani he did want was “a book that would satisfy the hardcore musician, the longtime fan that’s been with me through all my twists and turns stylistically, as well as people who wanted to know …read more

Tuff Gong/UMGDBob Marley‘s Legend arrived on May 8 in 1984, and to mark the compilation’s 30th anniversary, Universal Music Enterprises will release a deluxe CD/Blu-ray combo package of the album on July 1.

Legend 30th Anniversary Edition has been remixed in 5.1 surround sound by Grammy-winning producer Bob Clearmountain and comes on Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc. The reissue also features a studio version of “No Woman No Cry” instead of the previous concert rendition, as well as previously unheard alternate takes of “Easy Skanking” and “Punky Reggae Party,” both of which were recently …read more