Johnny Winter Reportedly Dead


Originally posted: July 17, 2014

Several reports and Facebook posts are claiming that blues guitarist Johnny Winter, who turned 7o earlier this year, has passed away. At this stage, there is no confirmation of the cause of death. Winter was set to play in Ontario, Canada, next Wednesday evening as part of an extensive tour that was to take him through until November.

American Blues Scene has reported that the news was first broken by the wife of Winter’s long-time band mate Rick Derringer.

As reported on ATN, Winter and his band played the New Orleans Jazz& Heritage Festival earlier this year.

Plaque celebrating Johnny Winterin Leland, Mississippi
Plaque celebrating Johnny Winter in Leland, Mississippi

Winter’s new studio album, Step Back, is set for release on September 2, 2014! Musical guests on the album include Dr John, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons and Joe Bonamassa. The album was produced by guitarist Paul Nelson, leader of Winter’s band.

Step Back Track Listing

1. Unchain My Heart – Johnny Winter
2. Can’t Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) – Johnny Winter with Ben Harper
3. Don’t Want No Woman – Johnny Winter with Eric Clapton
4. Killing Floor – Johnny Winter with Paul Nelson
5. Who Do You Love – Johnny Winter
6. Okie Dokie Stomp – Johnny Winter with Brian Setzer
7. Where Can You Be – Johnny Winter with Billy Gibbons
8. Sweet Sixteen – Johnny Winter with Joe Bonamassa
9. Death Letter -Johnny Winter
10. My Babe – Johnny Winter with Jason Ricci
11. Long Tall Sally – Johnny Winter with Leslie West
12. Mojo Hand – Johnny Winter with Joe Perry
13. Blue Monday – Johnny Winter with Dr. John

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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