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Eric Clapton Documentary Taps Director Lili Fini Zanuck

The Oscar-winning producer of Driving Miss Daisy is set to helm the documentary on the iconic musician, teaming up with producer John Battsek on the project. Zanuck and Clapton have remained close since he scored...

Lili Fini Zanuck To Direct Eric Clapton Movie

Lili Fini Zanuck will direct 'Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars'.The 62-year-old filmmaker - who scooped an Oscar for Best Picture for 'Driving Miss Daisy' - will take the helm of the upcoming documentary...

Eric Clapton Selling Guitar Collection

The rocker is parting with 29 instruments, including two pre-World War Two Martin acoustic guitars and an Epiphone Les Paul autographed by Paul himself. Bosses at Nashville, Tennessee's Gruhn Guitars will handle...

Eric Clapton Announces New Live Dates

Eric Clapton has announced four new live dates - despite quitting touring last year. The 71-year-old guitarist will hit the road in the US in 2017 for a quartet of shows, two at New York...

Eric Clapton Sued Over Alleged Blues Song Mix-up

The estate administrators of Bo Carter are suing Clapton and several labels for every cent they think the guitar great has made from the song Alberta, which appeared on his 1992 MTV Unplugged...

Rolling Stones Announce New Album Blue And Lonesome

The Rolling Stones have announced their first new album for over 10 years.'Blue and Lonesome' has been dubbed a return to the band's ''roots and the passion for blues music'' and will be released on...

Rolling Stones Announce First Studio Album In 11 Years 'Blue And Lonesome'

The Rolling Stones have announced they will release their first studio album in over a decade on December 2, titled Blue and Lonesome.The album is comprised of covers of songs by American blues artists, whose...

Musician Buckwheat Zydeco Dead At 68

The accordionist passed away on Saturday (24Sep16) at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. Zydeco, real name Stanley Dural, Jr., began playing the organ professionally in the...

Eric Clapton Pens Score For Pal's Auschwitz Movie

The guitar great also briefly appears in pal Philippe Mora's new film Three Days in Auschwitz, which revolves around the director's 2010 trip to the infamous Nazi concentration camp in Poland, where eight...

George Harrison's Beatles Songs To Be Released

George Harrison's previously unheard Beatles tracks are set to be released. The music legend left behind a lot of unfinished material before his death in 2001 aged 58 and his widow Olivia and son...

Eric Clapton Will Feature On Rolling Stones' New Album

Eric Clapton is set to feature on Rolling Stones' new album. The 71-year-old guitarist - who made up one third of the band Cream - will join the longstanding English rock band on their upcoming...

Keith Richards Confirms Eric Clapton Features On New Rolling Stones Record

It was reported last month (Jun16) that the Layla rocker, 71, had dropped in while the legendary group were recording their new album in a studio in West London. Now Keith,...

Ginger Baker Has Open Heart Surgery

Ginger Baker has undergone open-heart surgery.The 76-year-old Cream drummer had to cancel gigs earlier in the year after he was diagnosed with a heart condition and he then suffered a bad fall which led to...

Eric Clapton's Guitar Skills Limited By Severe Nerve Damage

The Layla star, 71, has opened up about his health troubles to Classic Rock magazine, admitting the ailment has progressively gotten worse over the last 12 months. "I've had quite a lot...

Eric Clapton Joins The Rolling Stones To Collaborate On New Album

The iconic band are on a break from touring after ending a trek across Latin America with a historic gig in Cuba in March (16), and have been working on new material with...

Eric Clapton Praises Justin Bieber's Music

The 71-year-old musician is an icon thanks to his hit tracks such as Layla, I Shot the Sheriff and Tears in Heaven. Over the years though, he has been usurped by stars such as Justin,...

Eric Clapton Reprimanded By Police For 'Speeding'

The rocker, 71, was travelling in his Porsche car in Surrey, England on Tuesday (26Apr16) when a police officer forced him to stop at a service station. The former Cream guitarist, who...

Rita Coolidge: 'I Should Have Been Credited For Co-writing Layla'

Coolidge insists she should have received publishing royalties for the rock classic, which was recorded by Clapton under the name Derek and the Dominos. In her soon-to-be-published memoir, Delta Lady, the star...

George Harrison Features On Eric Clapton's New Album

The former Beatle will appear on the track I Will Be There as Angelo Mysterioso, a pseudonym Harrison used throughout his solo career. George first used the moniker when co-writing the song...

Bee Gees Manager And 'Grease' Producer Robert Stigwood Dies Aged 81

Robert Stigwood, the former manager of the Bee Gees has died aged 81. The Australian-born music mogul was famed for managing the career of the Gibb brothers, beginning in 1967 when he proclaimed them the...

Carla Bruni To Coach French Soccer Team For Ford

The nation's former First Lady, who famously romanced Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, has teamed up with bosses at U.S. carmaker Ford to star in the new brand-promoting video. Ford France's external...

Hear Eric Clapton On Previously Unreleased Alternate Take Of The Rolling Stones' 'Brown Sugar'

The Rolling Stones have shared a previously unheard version of classic track ‘Brown Sugar’, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar. The alternate take was made public just days before it appears on the reissue of the...

Eric Clapton Gig Flushes Out Kim Jong-un's Estranged Brother

Kim Jong-chul is thought to have been hiding from the public gaze since he was taken out of the leadership succession when Jong-un rose to power in December, 2011. However, in a...

Famous Fans And Friends Pay Tribute To Blues Legend Bb King

Tributes from the wold of music and beyond have poured in for blues legend B.B. King who died on Thursday in Las Vegas aged 89. King will be remembered as one of the pioneers of...

Eric Clapton & Billy Gibbons Add Tributes To B.b. King

The blues icon passed away in Las Vegas, aged 89, and his famous friends and fans have taken to social media to say goodbye. Clapton, who collaborated with King on the 2000...

Eric Clapton Pays Tribute To Bb King

Eric Clapton has led tributes to legendary musician BB King.The 70-year-old singer posted a touching video message on his Facebook page thanking the late guitarist and singer, who passed away in his sleep on Thursday...

Bb King Dies Aged 89

BB King has died aged 89.The guitarist and singer, who was known as 'The King of the Blues' by his fans, passed away in his sleep in Las Vegas on Thursday (14.05.15), his lawyer has...

Bb King Dies Aged 89

BB King has died aged 89.The guitarist and singer, who was known as 'The King of the Blues' by his fans, passed away in his sleep in Las Vegas on Thursday (14.05.15), his lawyer has...

Pattie Boyd Marries For The Third Time

The 71-year-old former model exchanged vows with property developer Rod Weston, her partner of 25 years, in a ceremony at London's Chelsea Register Office. Weston says of the long-awaited nuptials, "It's almost...

Pete Townshend Rules Out Unplugged Sessions

Dozens of big-name pop stars and bands have appeared on the iconic, stripped-down acoustic series since its launch in 1989, including the Eagles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Sir Paul MCCartney, Eric Clapton, Adele,...

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