Chelsea boss Lampard said: "I don't think you can get on in elite sport, in any elite team sport, with people without any personality and character in your team."
Sunday's season-ending game between the Blues and Crusaders at Auckland's 50,000-capacity Eden Park stadium was "officially off", a statement said, after New Zealand extended its lockdown of the city.
"He has the sweetest tone I ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats," BB King had once said about the guitarist whose career was shortened by psychedelic drugs and mental illness
Buddy Guy talks legacy, BB King and more: 'I am trying to keep the Blues alive, and I can’t do it by myself'
Back in India to headline the Mahindra Blues Festival at the Mehboob Studio in Bandra, Buddy Guy spoke with Firstpost about the relevance of the Blues today and the pressure to keep the music alive after BB King’s demise
Instantly recognisable for his guitar licks and heartfelt vocals, BB King was aptly referred to as "King of the Blues."
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Umang S Mehta (aka USM) is a Mumbai-based musician who quit his thriving law career to play some good ol' blues music.
Ray Thomas, a founding member of rock group The Moody Blues, has died at 76, months before the band is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Beth Hart is a Grammy-nominated blues singer who’s been bringing energy and soul to the stage like few other performers, from the early 1990s
If ever there was an idyllic setting for holding a jazz festival, the organisers of the Mercedes Benz Colombo Jazz Festival found it.
The Mahindra Blues Festival has grown in talent with every passing year. And just as it gets older, it seems to grows younger as well.
Blue & Lonesome might just be The Rolling Stones’ most inspired work in a long, long time.
As a tribute to the Blues' king, here are some of BB King's more underrated songs. Plug in, tune out:
Blues legend B.B. King, who has been battling health problems, is in home hospice care.
Billie Holiday died with just $50 to her name taped to her thigh, but on the 100th anniversary of her birth the jazz legend is enjoying a renaissance as a trailblazer for generations of singers.
English Premier League club Chelsea have surely made some extravagant signings over the years, but as some children would have it, the latest Blues' star is Jesus Christ.