In 2011, the King of Blues at 86 years old was still strong enough to hold a full length show at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The legendary B.B. King played an extended 40-minute jamming gig to a sold-out crowd. His setlist had ten songs including his classic hits “Guess Who” and “The Thrill is Gone”.
A week before the performance, Slash cryptically tweeted that he was going to make a surprise appearance at a concert in London but he did not specify which one. That secret concert turned about to be B.B. King’s show where other rock legends also joined him. Slash, together with Dereck Trucks, Ron Wood from the Rolling Stones, Susan Tedeschi, and Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall joined the King of Blues for an amazing performance of “The Thrill Is Gone”.
The gig was filmed for a future DVD release.