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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...

Clapton Eyes Multi-million Publishing Deal

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON is offering the international rights of his chequered life story to the highest bidding publishing house - and he has already snubbed a staggering $6.4 million (GBP3.5 million). The former...

Lost Marley Tune To Appear On New Album

A lost BOB MARLEY tune has been unearthed for a new reggae compilation album. Marley's son ZIGGY found the track, SLOGANS, in the family archives last year (04) and he asked pal ERIC CLAPTON...

Bon Jovi Hope To Make Friends With Franz

BON JOVI are hoping rock sensations FRANZ FERDINAND will join them onstage when their world tour hits Scotland in 2006. The KEEP THE FAITH hitmakers are huge fans of the Scottish chart stars since they...

Blues Star Dies After Katrina Floods

Grammy-winning blues star CLARENCE 'GATEMOUTH' BROWN has died at the age of 81 - just days after losing his home to Hurricane Katrina. The guitarist had been battling lung cancer and heart disease for...

Cream Reunite For New York Shows

Classic rockers CREAM's reunion has been extended, ending speculation the trio are planning American dates. The group, fronted by ERIC CLAPTON, has confirmed a three-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden in October...

Clapton: 'I Used Sex To Boost My Self-esteem'

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON credits meeting his second wife with curing his mixed-up feelings about sex, which he often used to perform just to bolster his low self-esteem. Clapton changed his attitude to women,...

Cream Reformed Before Death

British rocker ERIC CLAPTON decided to reunite 1960s band CREAM this year (05), because he was terrified death could strike one of the three members and make a future reconciliation impossible. The 60-year-old star...

Clapton Devastated By Father Mystery

ERIC CLAPTON is devastated he will never know his natural father - because his mother has taken the secret of his identity to her grave. The LAYLA singer was raised by his grandparents and...

Clapton Family Album Fears

ERIC CLAPTON fears his new album BACK HOME will flop - because he was too happy during the writing period. The 60-year-old guitarist is convinced his most acclaimed works were a product of his...

Clapton Exhausted By Fatherhood

British rock legend ERIC CLAPTON's new album has been inspired by his constant sense of lethargy - brought on by the birth of his fifth child. The 60-year-old musician feels so sleep-deprived due...

Stones Track Performed By Beatles To Be Released

New footage of members of THE BEATLES playing a ROLLING STONES song has emerged and will be aired for the first time on a forthcoming DVD. Deceased Beatles guitarist GEORGE HARRISON and drummer RINGO...

Waters Slams 'Insecure' Floyd Bandmates

ROGER WATERS has hit out at former PINK FLOYD bandmates DAVE GILMOUR and RICK WRIGHT for convincing him he was a terrible musician. Only after the group split and bassist Waters went on to...

British R+b Pioneer Baldry Dead At 62

British singer LONG JOHN BALDRY has died in Vancouver, Canada after battling a chest infection for four months. He was 64. One of the first Brits to perform folk and blues music as a...

Cream To Reunite Again?

Rock supergroup CREAM are reportedly planning another reunion - this time in New York City. The legendary trio - ERIC CLAPTON, GINGER BAKER and JACK BRUCE - reformed earlier this year (MAY05) for a...

Zucchero Attempts A Us Breakthrough With Famous Pals

Italian superstar ZUCCHERO is making one final bid to make it big in America by releasing an album of duets with pals like ERIC CLAPTON, STING and SHERYL CROW. The pop star has teamed...

Capaldi Leaves Wife Fortune

Late TRAFFIC drummer JIM CAPALDI has left $3.8 million (GBP2 million) to his charity-worker wife. The 1960s rocker, who died in January (05) after a six month battle with stomach cancer, has left his...

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