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More Bands Confirmed For Tsunami Aid Concert

MANIC STREET PREACHERS, BADLY DRAWN BOY, SNOW PATROL and EMBRACE have joined the line-up for the forthcoming LIVE AID-style extravaganza in Britain, which aims to raise millions for the Asia tsunami victims. The rock...

Kidman Joins Who's Who

Australian actress NICOLE KIDMAN has joined the nation's top politicians, peers, judges and diplomats in the 2005 edition of Britain's prestigious establishment handbook WHO'S WHO. The BAFTA-winning superstar's entry into the latest edition of...

Clapton To Headline Tsunami Live-aid Style Concert

Rock great ERIC CLAPTON has agreed to headline a LIVE AID-style concert in Cardiff, Wales for the Asian tsunami disaster appeal. The LAYLA legend will join other musicians for the gig on 22...

Clapton Agreed To Cream Reunion Over Age Concerns

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON only agreed to reform supergroup CREAM when he realised it might be the last time the three-piece play together. Guitarist Clapton, bassist JACK BRUCE and drummer GINGER BAKER split up...

Stars Sing Clapton's Track For Tsunami Victims

SHARON OSBOURNE has enlisted a host of stars to cover ERIC CLAPTON's tragic song TEARS IN HEAVEN for a charity single to raise money for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. The rock...

Music Muse Boyd Tours Famous Friends' Photos

The muse who inspired GEORGE HARRISON and ERIC CLAPTON to write their most sensitive songs is launching a tour of photographs of her famous friends. PATTI BOYD, who inspired rock classics like SOMETHING and...

Wyman's All-star Jam

[Former ROLLING STONE BILL WYMAN is enrolling his celebrity pals to create an all-star band and record a tribute to ELVIS PRESLEY's guitarist SCOTTY MOORE. The (SI SI) JE SUIS UN ROCK STAR hitmaker has...

Beatles Guitar Going Under The Hammer

A guitar played by late BEATLES JOHN LENNON and GEORGE HARRISON is expected to fetch at least $500,000 (GBP277,000) at auction next month (17DEC04). Harrison played the GIBSON SG during recording sessions for Fab...

Sheryl + Lance Look For A Home Together

SHERYL CROW and boyfriend LANCE ARMSTRONG are reportedly looking for a new family home in the Tennessee countryside. The rocker, who has dated KID ROCK and ERIC CLAPTON in the past, is planning to...

Cream To Reform In 2005

Legendary rockers CREAM are reforming for a week-long residency at London's ROYAL ALBERT HALL next year (05) - the same venue where the band played their last gig on 26 November 1968. The SUNSHINE...

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...

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