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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,...

The Rolling Stones Announce North American Tour

The Rolling Stones have announced a North American tour.The band will kick off their 15-date 'ZIP CODE Tour' in San Diego on May 24 before playing in other stadiums around the US, and ending at...

John Lennon's Bathrobe & George Harrison's Guitar Up For Auction

Harrison's stage-played Mastersound instrument and a guitar once owned by Eric Clapton are expected to be the big money items at the Julien's Auctions sale, but Lennon's bathrobe is also expected to fascinate...

Eric Clapton Romanced Princess Diana?

Eric Clapton enjoyed a romantic liaison with Britain's Princess Diana, a new book has claimed.The 70-year-old guitarist enjoyed a flirtation with the late princess - who separated from husband Prince Charles in 1992 - after...

Jack Bruce Laid To Rest

Eric Clapton led mourners in singing at Jack Bruce's funeral yesterday.The 71-year-old bassist - who died from liver disease last month - was laid to rest at Golders Green Crematorium in north London yesterday (05.11.14),...

Jack Bruce Honoured By Cream Bandmates At Funeral

Jack Bruce's former Cream bandmates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker sang their pal's track Theme For An Imaginary Western at the rocker's funeral on Wednesday (05Nov14).The two musicians joined other mourners for the service in...

Eric Clapton Shares Jack Bruce Tribute

Eric Clapton has shared a musical tribute to Jack Bruce.The 'Wonderful Tonight' hitmaker was left devastated when his friend and former Cream bandmate passed away on Saturday (25.10.14) and has now posted a touching musical...

Eric Clapton Adds Musical Tribute To Late Pal Jack Bruce

Eric Clapton has added a musical tribute to those pouring in for his late Cream bandmate Jack Bruce.The guitar great called the bassist, who passed away on Saturday (25Oct14), a "great musician and composer, and...

Eric Clapton Pays Tribute To Jack Bruce

Eric Clapton has hailed Jack Bruce a ''great inspiration''.The Cream legend passed away on Saturday (25.10.14) at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia, and his former bandmate has paid tribute to his friend's talent.Eric wrote...

Eric Clapton Pays Tribute To Jack Bruce

Eric Clapton has added his tribute to those pouring in for his former Cream bandmate Jack Bruce, following the bassist's death on Saturday (25Oct14).The rock icon passed away at his home in Suffolk, England at...

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