B.B. King

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York photographer is suing B.B. King‘s estate and Universal Music Group for copyright infringement after he says his pictures of the blues legend have been used on King’s albums for more than 40 years without his permission. Glen Craig says in the suit filed Thursday in New York federal […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran Grammys executive producer says his awards show does not have a diversity issue like the Oscars and that it is not fair to compare the two programs. Ahead of Monday’s show, news outlets reported that the Grammys could be under fire since it planned to pay tribute to white […]

A high-powered roots-rock trio will perform a tribute to B.B. King, the late king of the blues, at the Grammy Awards, organizers announced Thursday. Gary Clark Jr., a rocker with roots in blues guitar, will join two figures from country music — Chris Stapleton, a soulful singer/songwriter who is nominated for Album of the Year, […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A probate court commissioner in Las Vegas denied a bid Friday by one of B.B. King’s adult daughters to obtain the late blues icon’s medical records from an executor who she alleges mishandled her father’s finances and health before he died. Patty King can use her position as a party in […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May, according to autopsy findings made public Monday. Tests conducted after two of the musical icon’s 11 adult children said their father had been murdered showed the cause […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King’s longtime business manager was named sole executor of his estate Thursday, despite objections from a lawyer for four of the late blues icon’s daughters. Clark County District Judge Gloria Sturman first refused to let prominent national attorneys Benjamin Crump and Jose Baez contest King’s will on behalf of daughters […]

Some of B.B. King’s heirs are due in a Las Vegas court today (June 25) to ask a judge not to turn over control of his estate to the longtime business manager he named as executor. But a lawyer for the B.B. King estate and designated executor LaVerne Toney says the family’s claim that Toney […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King family members are bringing in a prominent national lawyer to review the events surrounding the blues icon’s death and estate. Attorney Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press on Friday that he’s been hired to take an independent look at King’s May 14 death at age 89 and the handling […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An initial court date in the battle over B.B. King’s estate has been pushed back to June 22. Clark County District Court spokeswoman Mary Ann Price said Thursday that resetting the hearing from Friday will put the case before the judge who heads probate courts in Las Vegas. Four of King’s […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four of B.B. King’s 11 surviving adult children are raising the possibility that a second will exists, and they’re again accusing the blues legend’s longtime business manager of stealing his wealth and endangering his health in his dying days. Probate court documents filed Tuesday in Las Vegas by a lawyer for […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just days after blues legend B.B. King was laid to rest near his birthplace in the Mississippi Delta, a battle over his estate is moving from the headlines to the courthouse in Las Vegas. Attorneys for King’s designated executor, LaVerne Toney, have filed documents in a Nevada court to fend off […]