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Clapton Earns Millions By Doing Nothing

British rocker ERIC CLAPTON raked in nearly $7 million (GBP4 million) last year (05) - without recording a song or going on tour. The 61-year-old guitarist gave himself a $2.5 million (GBP1.4 million) pay rise...

Stones Caught On Wyman's Candid Camera

LATEST: THE ROLLING STONES will be shown at their most vulnerable when former bandmate BILL WYMAN opens his photo album for his first photography exhibition next month (JUN06). The avid snapper has been taking photographs...

Clapton Headlines Pro-hunt Concert

PUBLISHED IN 2006 ERIC CLAPTON has agreed to headline a controversial seven-hour concert supporting the Countryside Alliance in its fight to lift the ban on fox hunting in the UK. The TEARS IN HEAVEN hitmaker,...

Clapton: 'I Tried To Save Best'

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON was devastated by the death of soccer star GEORGE BEST last year (25NOV05), as he had desperately attempted to save him from the alcoholism that claimed his life. The TEARS IN HEAVEN...

Mccartney And Wyman To Appear In San Francisco Gallery

The lives of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and former ROLLING STONES star BILL WYMAN are to be presented in photo form for two new shows in a San Francisco, California art gallery. The two bass players...

Clapton Goes Red

ERIC CLAPTON is set to wrap up his current world tour in Russia, with a historic show in Red Square, Moscow. The 3 August (06) show will mark the first time the guitar legend has...

King Blames Lack Of Mainstream Success On Being Black

Veteran blues star BB KING believes the colour of his skin has prevented him from achieving mainstream success, because the world's population prefers to listen to white musicians. THE THRILL IS GONE hitmaker is regarded...

King Hails Clapton For Blues Talents

Legendary blues star BB KING has hailed rocker ERIC CLAPTON as the best guitarist in the world - despite himself being regarded by many as number one. The Mississippi-born musician is humbled by the adulation...

Soul Man Sam Plans Duets Album

AUGUST 29 RELEASE IS SENSATIONAL...'SAM MOORE:OVERNIGHT SENSATIONAL', THAT IS... ANNOUNCING ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER SAM MOORE'S PHENOMENAL NEW ALBUM PRODUCED BY RANDY JACKSON (RHINO RECORDS) THE "SOUL MAN" RETURNS WITH A NEWLY RECORDED SOLO...

Rocky Horror Star Divorces

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW mastermind RICHARD O BRIEN has agreed to hand over half of his fortune to his ex-wife as part of a divorce settlement. The 1975 movie version of the raunchy production...

Clapton's European Tour Confirmed

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON is kicking off his mammoth tour of Europe in May (06). The former CREAM star's odyssey begins in Le Cannet, France, before visiting a further 13 countries. As well...

The Cure Line Up For Charity Shows

Iconic rockers THE CURE will headline the annual Teenage Cancer Trust series of gigs in London next month (MAR06). Golden Globe-winning comedian RICKY GERVAIS, GOLDFRAPP, THE SCORPIONS and RAZORLIGHT will also perform the concerts...

Cream Plan Further Reunion Dates

Rock trio CREAM are set to reform again for a handful of city concerts, according to bassist and singer JACK BRUCE. It will be the first time the SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE band has...

Mason Thanks Cream For Career Direction

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON would have become an architect if it wasn't for rock supergroup CREAM. Mason and founder members ROGER WATERS, RICK WRIGHT and SYD BARRETT were students when they saw ERIC...

Clapton Eyes Bhatt Collaboration

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON is planning to team up onstage with Indian musician VISHWA MOHAN BHATT. The LAYLA rocker is keen to perform experimental improvisations with Grammy Award-winning Bhatt. Bhatt - who plays...

Western Music Banned In Iran

Western music has been banned from radio and TV stations in Iran, by President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD. GEORGE MICHAEL, ERIC CLAPTON, THE EAGLES and KENNY G have traditionally been popular in the Islamic state....

Clapton's Charity 'Over-taxed' By UK Government

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON is fuming over the British government's taxing of his drug rehabiltation charity Crossroads. The LAYLA rocker has raised millions of dollars (pounds) for the charity, which rehabilitates drug addicts in...

Stars Sign Guitar For Tsunami Victims

A guitar signed by such rockers as SIR MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS and ERIC CLAPTON has been sold at auction for a record $2.8 million (GBP1.6 million) in aid of the Indian Ocean tsunami victims....

Dylan Student Poetry Auctioned

Handwritten pages of BOB DYLAN's student poetry have fetched a staggering $78,000 (GBP43,333) at a Rock + Pop Memorabilia auction in New York - the highest bid to date for the legendary singer/songwriter's material....

Osbournes To Film Tsunami Documentary

Reality TV stars OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE are planning to visit Thailand to shoot a documentary to mark the first anniversary of last year's (04) tsunami. The couple want to raise awareness and money...

Clapton Re-signs With Reprise

ERIC CLAPTON is laughing off reports of his retirement by signing a new contract with his record label of 25 years. The loyal rocker signed with Reprise Records in 1981 and has just signed...

Cream Have Curdled

Rock gods CREAM are thought to have performed together for the last time, after rounding off their reunion tour at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night (26OCT05). It was the first...

Ginger Baker Couldn't Handle The Noise

Sixties rockers CREAM split because drummer GINGER BAKER couldn't handle how loud the band were, he claims. The group called it a day at their peak, 36 years ago, amid rumours of rifts within...

Osbourne Releases All-star Tsunami Charity Single

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE has finally released the long-awaited all-star cover of ERIC CLAPTON's classic ballad TEARS IN HEAVEN to raise money for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami (26DEC04). Sharon has enlisted the...

Clapton Sells Autobiography For $6.4 Million

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has sold his autobiography to Random House publishers for $6.4 million (GBP3.5 million). The deal with the book firm's subsidiary, Century, is the result of a bidding war for the...

Mccartney Uses Paperback Writer Guitar For New Album

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY re-tuned the old Epiphone guitar he played on the BEATLES' TAXMAN and PAPERBACK WRITER for a new track on his latest album. Producer NIGEL GODRICH insisted McCartney dig out some of...

Clapton Coming To Terms With Age

ERIC CLAPTON has finally accepted he is no longer a sex symbol at 60. The veteran rocker struggled at first to come to terms with his diminishing attraction to the opposite sex. Clapton...

Clapton: 'I Need To Work Until I Die'

Millionaire rocker ERIC CLAPTON will carry on working until he dies, because he leads such an extravagant lifestyle. Despite an estimated fortune of around $216 million (GBP120 million), 60-year-old Clapton insists he and wife...

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