Cover story: The bizarre story of the recording of the little ol’ band from the Lone Star State’s ‘73 classic Tres Hombres, the album that put Texas blues on the world stage.
ZZ Top in the Blues Magazine: out today
Goat glands, whores and the legend of the three-legged beaver
**Your 15-track CD, The Best Of 2014!
**Our pick of the best cuts of the year featuring Joanne Shaw Taylor, Joe Bonamassa, Bob Corritore, Robert Cray, The Mannish Boys, Matt Schofield, Shovels & Rope, Joe Louis Walker, Bernie Marsden and more!
Our 2014 roundup
We name the 50 best albums of the year. Plus, the welcome returns, impressive debuts, outstanding gigs and tragic losses that made this year one of the most exciting and turbulent since the blues boom of the 1960s.
The Pretty Things
Stalked by Bowie. Scarier than the Stones. Phil May and Dick Taylor on their speed-fuelled R&B mayhem in 60s London.
Our tribute to the late N’Awlins studio boss and producer who cut iconic sides with Little Richard and Guitar Slim.
The Allman clan’s torchbearer-in-waiting talks Ragged & Dirty, the future of Royal Southern Brotherhood and Uncle Duane.
The Belfast blues shouter gets ready to bare her soul.
Harry Dean Stanton
Hollywood’s laziest icon finally releases his debut album.
The Muscle Shoals soul roots of the R&B queen.
Bobby "Blue" Bland
How to buy the Lion of the Blues’ choicest tracks.
Plus much more...
Interviews with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Irish R&B revivalists The Whereabouts, Handsome Jack, Darren Eedens, Jimmy Barnes, King King, Ruby Turner, Grady Champion, Missy Andersen, The Walter Trout Band and more.