“It’s been fascinating to dig deeper into the life and work of this true music legend. His story is inspiring, heart breaking and uplifting all at once so whether you’re a fan of BB himself, or simply music in general, this magazine and DVD pack makes for a great reference piece. We’ve gone all out with the design, the imagery and the general presentation, and we’re extremely proud of this pack.” Mick Taylor, Editor of Guitarist
“I wanted to go to this artist and I wanted to make this film, the full film BB King ‘The Life Of Riley’ that’s not like a documentary. What is it? It’s BB King’s life and we should be acknowledging this man not only as musical fans but as people.” Jon Brewer, BB King: ‘The Life Of Riley’ Director
Guitarist Magazine has just released a special edition fanpack on the Mississippi Delta Blues legend that is Mr BB King, featuring a 132 page magazine and an exclusive one-hour documentary DVD by renowned director and ‘Mr Rock & Roll’ himself Jon Brewer, a prelude to his forthcoming feature film on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame blues icon ‘BB King: ‘The Life Of Riley’.
With special inside access to BB himself, the DVD includes in depth interview extracts, video footage from his sell-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall last year plus additional film and images from the archives, highlighting his career from the 1950’s through to the present day.
Featuring exclusive guest contributions from the world of music including Carlos Santana, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Cray, Slash and many more, plus record producer Bill Szymczyk (BB King\The Eagles) and the record company legend that is Joe Bihari, the fanpack gives a truly informative and inspiring insight into BB the man, the legend, the influence upon successive generations of guitar players across all music genres.
Under the Guitarist Presents banner, BB King: King of the Blues, the magazine and DVD pack focus on King’s life and career to date. Released today at the retail price of £14.99, the pack is available to buy in UK and US editions via MyFavouriteMagazines Guitarist Presents BB King: King of the Blues.
In partnership with Jon Brewer, the Guitarist Presents documentary was filmed alongside a separate, full feature-length film about BB King’s life, entitled BB King: ‘The Life Of Riley’, due for release later in 2012.
For more information: contact Amy Bullen, Communications Executive at Future Publishing.
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