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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...

Rem's Burma Protest Broadcast

American rockers REM will protest against pro-democracy leader AUNG SAN SUU KYI's incarceration on Sunday (19JUN05) by broadcasting a song about her into military-ruled Burma via satellite TV. The LOSING MY RELIGION stars will...

Mayall Gets Obe

British blues legend JOHN MAYALL has become the latest celebrity named in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's birthday honours list. The guitar great, who was a mentor to PETER GREEN and ERIC CLAPTON, has been named...

Hurley's Ex Credited With Saving Jerry Lee Lewis

The father of LIZ HURLEY's son DAMIAN is being credited with saving rock 'n' roll legend JERRY LEE LEWIS' life after signing him up to record a new covers album with a number of rock...

Clapton Designs Cowboy Shirt

Legendary rocker ERIC CLAPTON is launching his own clothing brand with a signature label cowboy shirt. The LAYLA superstar recently ordered 12 of his favourite cowboy shirts to be flown from Denver, Colorado, to...

Clapton Fishes For Longer Life

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON credits his relaxing fishing hobby with preserving his laid-back manner. The 60-year-old spends all his spare time by the river-side with rod-in-hand - and he is convinced it is keeping him...

Baker Almost Pulled Out Of Cream Reunion

CREAM drummer GINGER BAKER almost walked away from the band's historic reunion concert just days before they took to the stage at London's Royal Albert Hall. Baker re-teamed with singer ERIC CLAPTON and bassist...

Clapton Weeps At Cream Reunion Concert

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON wept last night (02MAY05) as he thanked fans for waiting more than 36 years for his band CREAM's reunion at London's Royal Albert Hall - the same venue where they played...

Houston Leaves Antiguan Clinic

Troubled singer WHITNEY HOUSTON has finished her rehabilitation therapy on the Caribbean island of Antigua, less than a month after a court ordered her to undergo intensive treatment. The I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU...

Cream Platinum Disc Contains Louis Armstrong

CREAM bassist JACK BRUCE was left confused recently when he decided to play one of the band's platinum discs - and jazz classics poured out of the speakers. Bruce, who is reuniting with bandmates...

Piano Man Johnson Dies

Rock 'n' roll piano great JOHNNIE JOHNSON has died at his home in St Louis, Missouri. He was 80. Johnson, who was inducted into the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, was...

Les Paul Turns 90 With Musical Pals

Guitar great LES PAUL is to celebrate his upcoming 90th birthday by recording a new album with leading musicians including ERIC CLAPTON, BONO, STING and JEFF BECK. The as-yet-untitled CD will also feature...

Clapton Turned To Booze To Cope With Harrison Guilt

Legendary rocker ERIC CLAPTON became an alcoholic because he felt guilty about his relationship with late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON's wife PATTI BOYD. The LAYLA guitarist, who later married Boyd in 1979 before they divorced...

Cream Stay Clean For Reunion

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON has promised CREAM fans the band won't forget which song they're playing at their forthcoming reunion gig - because for the first time, they'll be performing without the influence of drugs....

The Blues Comes To Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles' famous Sunset Boulevard is set to get a dose of the blues when legends MUDDY WATERS, ETTA JAMES, IKE TURNER and ROBERT CRAY are inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk on the same day....

Halliwell Late For Royal Appointment

GERI HALLIWELL shocked guests at a British royal reception hosted by QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILLIP last night (01MAR05) by arriving 40-minutes late. The royal couple had already met a large portion of...

Queen Blanks Guitar Gods

British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II had no idea who ERIC CLAPTON, JIMMY PAGE and JEFF BECK were when they attended a reception at her London residence Buckingham Palace yesterday (01MAR05). The legendary guitarists were...

Osbourne Hails Wife's Charitable Timing

OZZY OSBOURNE has applauded his wife SHARON's shrewd delay of her tsunami charity single - because it will serve as a much-needed financial boost when interest in the tragedy wanes. Rock matriarch Sharon enlisted...

Queen To Host Music Stars

British Royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II will host a reception with her husband PRINCE PHILLIP to celebrate the music industry's valuable contribution to British culture The doors of their official Buckingham Place residence in London...

Jerry Lee Calls On His Famous Pals

Rock 'n' roller JERRY LEE LEWIS is following in late pal RAY CHARLES' footsteps by bringing his famous friends together for a new album. The GREAT BALLS OF FIRE singer has invited SIR MICK...

Gabriel + Aretha Join Forces To Sing Sharon's Song

PETER GABRIEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, WYCLEF JEAN and LINDSAY LOHAN are joining forces for yet another tsunami relief benefit record, which is being co-produced by SHARON STONE. The movie star has co-written the single, COME...

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