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Clapton Collects Cbe

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON's Commander of the British Empire (CBE) award is the "icing on the cake" of his career. The guitarist was awarded his CBE by the PRINCESS ROYAL, PRINCESS ANNE at Buckingham...

Clapton To Be A Dad Again

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON is expecting his third child with wife MELIA McENERY. The 59-year-old made the announcement today (3NOV04) while at Buckingham Palace where he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE)...

Stewart's Album Tops American Chart

British rock legend ROD STEWART latest album has topped the American charts for the first time in 25 years. The singer's STARDUST...THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK: VOLUME III - including duets of WHAT A...

Clapton Caught Speeding

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON has been banned from driving in France and had his British licence confiscated - after being clocked driving at 216 kilometres-per-hour on a French motorway. The LAYLA guitarist was caught on...

Poison Guitarist Tops Worst Riffs Poll

POISON guitarist CC DeVILLE has topped a new list compiled by GUITAR WORLD magazine - 100 Worst Riffs, Licks + Solos Of All Time. The rocker picked up the unwanted crown for his efforts...

Bohemian Rhapsody Tops Another Poll

QUEEN's legendary anthem BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY has been voted the most popular British song of all time. Listeners of Britain's CAPITAL GOLD radio station voted for the six-minute song, which is the only track to...

Knowles Backs Music Education Campaign

R+B beauty BEYONCE KNOWLES is backing a campaign aimed at strengthening music education in schools in her native Texas. The CRAZY IN LOVE singer is joining the TEXAS MUSIC PROJECT alongside CLINT BLACK, ERIC...

Rod Gets Out The Great American Songbook Again

ROD STEWART has recorded another installment of his hit THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK series after signing up ERIC CLAPTON, STEVIE WONDER and DOLLY PARTON to perform standards with him. Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on...

Stars Fight For Myanmar's Freedom

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, STING and REM are teaming up for a charity album to help impoverished people in Myanmar. Profits from the sale of the double CD featuring 27 tracks will benefit the group...

Rockers Offer Tracks For Benefit Album

REM, PEARL JAM and SIR PAUL McCARTNEY have donated tracks to compilation FOR THE LADY, a benefit album for imprisoned Burmese peace activist AUNG SAN SUU KYI. Kyi, who won a Nobel Peace Prize...

Rare Harrison Footage To Be Released

Rare concert footage, videos and interviews featuring late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON are to be released on a new DVD. THE DARK HORSE YEARS: 1979 - 1992 will hit record and video stores in November...

Boyd: Clapton's Alcoholism Was Treated Like A Joke

ERIC CLAPTON's chronic alcoholism was treated as a joke by those around him, according to his then-wife PATTI BOYD. The LAYLA legend suffered from the disease during the late 1970s and terrified the former...

Clapton's Ex-wife Regrets Spurning Lennon

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON's second wife PATTIE BOYD still regrets not inviting late rocker JOHN LENNON to their wedding. The couple married on 27 March 1979 and devastated Lennon by spurning him, but inviting all...

Beatles Top Rich List

THE BEATLES have beaten U2, THE ROLLING STONES and PINK FLOYD in a poll of Britain's all-time richest rockers. The LET IT BE stars have topped Q magazine's survey with a combined...

Clapton Receives Rockwalk Honour

GRAMMY-winning musician ERIC CLAPTON has had his handprints and signature set in stone, after being inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk yesterday (09AUG04). Clapton, 59, received a commemorative plaque and had imprints of his hands and...

Clapton Helps Keep London Clothes Store In Business

Legendary rocker ERIC CLAPTON has stepped in to save an historic gentleman's clothing establishment in London. The LAYLA singer, 59, is the co-owner and design director of CORDINGS - which kitted out SIR HENRY...

American Promoters Slash Concert Ticket Prices

Fans of groups including THE CURE, KORN and OZZY OSBOURNE are cashing in on a lacklustre summer (04) for touring acts in America following plans to slash ticket prices to as little as $10 (GBP5.50)....

Clapton's Guitars Go On Tour Without Him

ERIC CLAPTON's auctioned guitars are set to tour America without their former owner. The British guitar great's famous instruments, including his trademark BLACKIE which set an auction record when it sold for $959,500 (GBP533,055)...

Clapton's Guitar Sells For $959,000

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON's favourite guitar has been sold for a record-breaking $959,500 (GBP533,500) at auction in New York to raise money for charity. The FENDER STRATOCASTER, nicknamed "Blackie" by Clapton was among 88...

Clapton To Host Guitar Fundraiser

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has enlisted a host of top guitarists to help him raise funds for his addiction recovery centre in the Caribbean, including BB KING, CARLOS SANTANA and JAMES TAYLOR. The LAYLA...

Clapton Wants To Be Reborn As A Sports Car After Fishing Death

ERIC CLAPTON hopes to die while "fishing" and then be reincarnated as an ASTON MARTIN OM-45 sports car, according to a questionnaire he answered in the new edition of VANITY FAIR magazine. The...

Clapton Auctions Guitar Collection

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON is auctioning his spectacular guitar collection at a charity event in New York. The collection includes guitars donated by THE WHO'S PETE TOWNSHEND, LED ZEPPELIN'S JIMMY PAGE, and CARLOS SANTANA...

Clapton Quits California

British rocker ERIC CLAPTON is quitting southern California, after putting his Venice beach house up for sale. The LAYLA singer also has homes in England, France and the West Indies, but has decided to...

Spector's Lawyers Release Coroner's Report

Lawyers for PHIL SPECTOR released a coroner's report yesterday (06MAY04) which suggests murdered actress LANA CLARKSON may have fired the gun herself. A report by the music producer's attorneys claims Clarkson - who was...

The Show Goes On For Blues Great King

LATEST: Blues great BB KING has scrapped plans to undergo double cataract surgery so he can fulfil his current touring commitments. The 78-year-old living legend initially decided to reschedule dates so he could...

Wilson Album Has Duet With Late Brother

Music legend BRIAN WILSON's first studio album in six years includes a special treat for fans - a duet with his late brother CARL. GETTIN' IN OVER MY HEAD sees the two BEACH BOYS...

Wilson's New Album Set For Summer Release

Music legend BRIAN WILSON's revamped career continues to reach new heights - he's poised to release his first studio album in six years. The former BEACH BOY, 61, will be releasing GETTIN' IN...

Clapton Frustrated At Lack Of UK Talent

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has slammed the current state of British music, labelling today's pop stars "cheap". The WONDERFUL TONIGHT star admits he pays more attention to the musical outpourings of America, because the...

Clapton's Torment Over Harrison Death

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON was stunned when his pal GEORGE HARRISON died of cancer in 2001, because he wasn't aware the former BEATLE was in such bad health. The LAYLA singer regrets their friendship suffered...

Eric Clapton Won't Be Intimidated By Crazy Fans

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON refuses to allow obsessed fans scare him into hiring bodyguards, because he'd rather confront a terrifying situation himself. The LAYLA star believes solving the problem is the key to dealing with...

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