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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...

24th September 2004

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...

22nd September 2004

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...

22nd September 2004

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...

22nd September 2004

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...

21st September 2004

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...

3rd September 2004

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...

1st September 2004

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...

20th August 2004

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...

10th August 2004

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...

2nd August 2004

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)....

29th July 2004

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)...

29th June 2004

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...

25th June 2004

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...

1st June 2004

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...

31st May 2004

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...

21st May 2004

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...

17th May 2004

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...

7th May 2004

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...

22nd April 2004

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...

20th April 2004

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...

16th April 2004

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...

14th April 2004

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...

13th April 2004

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...

13th April 2004

Clapton: I Preferred Booze To Drugs

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON opted to cultivate an alcohol addiction over a heroin one in his wild days - because he was unable to socialize when high on the class A drug. The LAYLA...

12th April 2004

Clapton Spots Romance Between Lennon And Lulu

ERIC CLAPTON is convinced BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON and pop superstar LULU had an affair in 1967. The LAYLA singer, 58, claims he remembers seeing Lennon and the SHOUT singer leave a London party,...

6th April 2004

Clapton Plays Guitar Again After House Ban

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has only just been allowed to play his guitar again in his own house again - by his three-year-old daughter. The house ban was imposed on the LAYLA singer,...

29th March 2004

Clapton Explains Harrison Induction Absence

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON passed on the chance to induct his pal GEORGE HARRISON into the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME earlier this month (MAR04) - because he's sure people are sick of his...

26th March 2004

Charity Show Gives Clapton The Chance To Jam With Wyman

ERIC CLAPTON's performance at a charity show in London on Monday night (15MAR04) was made extra special by the fact it was the first time the guitarist had jammed alongside pal BILL WYMAN. The...

18th March 2004

Clapton's Glad To Be Alive

Former wildman ERIC CLAPTON has learned to have more respect for life after realising he could have easily died through excessive drug use like fellow musicians JIMI HENDRIX and BRIAN JONES. The British guitarist,...

16th March 2004

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