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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,...

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...

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...

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,...

Clapton Turns Fashion Designer

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has turned his slowhand to fashion designing - and it's all in the name of charity. The LAYLA singer has launched his own t-shirt design in aid of the drug...

Humble Bob Dylan Turned Clapton Off Drugs

BOB DYLAN helped fellow rocker ERIC CLAPTON realise how pointless his drug-taking lifestyle was when the British guitarist saw his hero relaxing at the legendary WOODSTOCK festival in 1969. Clapton was a self-confessed "drug-crazed...

Clapton Confused By Fame

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON finds fame confusing at the best of times - because he expects people to recognise him, although some have no idea who he is. The SLOWHAND rocker, 58, is used...

Clapton Stops Singing About Late Son

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON has decided to give up performing two songs he wrote about his late son CONOR at concerts - possibly for good. When the guitar legend appeared in a series of concerts...

Widows Pilgrimage For Late Beatle Harrison

Former BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON's widow OLIVIA is making a pilgrimage to India, to pay tribute to the late rocker on his birthday. Olivia has shunned attempts by Harrison's home city Liverpool, England to honour...

Slowhand's Hand Problems

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON is preparing for his forthcoming world tour by experimenting with a range of hand treatments - to save his digits from painful calluses. The musician, nicknamed SLOWHAND, douses his hands...

Clapton's Tribute To Hero Robert Johnson

ERIC CLAPTON has recorded the ultimate tribute to blues legend ROBERT JOHNSON - an album of his blues classics. Clapton's new album ME + MR JOHNSON will feature standards like LOVE IN VAIN and...

Clapton + Richards Join Toots Tribute

Rock legends ERIC CLAPTON and KEITH RICHARDS are among the stars who'll guest on a new tribute to reggae greats TOOTS + THE MAYTALS. FREDERICK 'TOOTS' HIBBERT and his group became ska godfathers in...

Teetotal Clapton Absence Worries Pals

Friends of teetotal rocker ERIC CLAPTON were worried on New Year's Eve (31DEC03) when he didn't turn up to his own ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS event. For almost ten years, the LAYLA star has performed for...

Clapton Keeps Bedside Vigil For Sick Daughter

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON has suffered a terrifying scare after his two-year-old daughter JULIE ROSE was rushed to hospital with suspected pneumonia. The LAYLA star, 58 - who lost his five-year-old son CONOR in...

Clapton Gets Cbe Honour From British Queen

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON has been awarded a COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CBE) by Britain's QUEEN ELIZABETH II, for services to music. The 58-year-old LAYLA rocker - who received an ORDER OF THE...

Clapton Moves Out Of California

Guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON is moving out of Los Angeles after putting his Venice Beach, California, home on the market for $1.5 million (GBP937,500). The ocean-front property, built in 1986, has one bedroom and...

Clapton Tours Again

ERIC CLAPTON has gone back on his word - he's touring again. Despite insisting his touring days were over two years ago (01), the British guitar legend will head out on the road...

Mccartney Tops British Pop Rich List

New father SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has another reason to celebrate - he's been crowned the richest pop star in Britain by broadsheet paper THE SUNDAY TIMES. The former BEATLE - who welcomed baby daughter...

Ex-beatles At Harrison Film Tribute

The two surviving members of the BEATLES joined guests and family at the first screening of a documentary honouring their late bandmate GEORGE HARRISON. SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, his wife HEATHER MILLS and RINGO...

Shea Welcomes Springsteen

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has thrilled New York fans by announcing he'll wrap up his summer (03) tour of American baseball parks and outdoor arenas with a show at NEW YORK METS mecca SHEA STADIUM. Fans...

Clapton Wanted To Be A Stone: Keith Richards

ERIC CLAPTON almost became a ROLLING STONE in the mid-1970s, according to KEITH RICHARDS. The Stones guitarist says Clapton was eager to replace MICK TAYLOR in the supergroup way back in 1974, in an...

Cinema Release For Harrison Tribute

Fans of late BEATLES guitarist SIR GEORGE HARRISON will soon be able pay homage to the star in cinemas - last year's (02) star-studded tribute gig is being released on the big screen. The...

Scorsese's Blues Joy

Movie director MARTIN SCORSESE is travelling to London to help assemble a blues supergroup for a one-off TV "jam session". The GOODFELLAS genius is a life-long blues and jazz fanatic and has arranged for...

Clapton Scores Cricket Record But Loses

ERIC CLAPTON is celebrating after scoring his personal best cricket score in a pro-celebrity charity game his team lost. The rocker scored a rousing 13 runs in Sunday's (17AUG03) game in Surrey,...

Jimi Tops New Axeman Poll

JIMI HENDRIX has topped a new list of great guitarists - in Canada. Hendrix beat off competition from guitar legends ERIC CLAPTON and NEIL YOUNG to top the TORONTO SUN's The Top Axemen of...

Clapton: 'Forceful' Lennon And Mccartney Held Back Harrison

ERIC CLAPTON has paid tribute to his late friend SIR GEORGE HARRISON - claiming he was prevented from reaching his true potential by his BEATLES bandmates. The fellow guitar maestro was a close pal...

Cool Art For Beatle

Ex-BEATLE RINGO STARR and wrinkly ROLLING STONES rocker RONNIE WOOD have joined forces for a bizarre charity art project - they've both painted refrigerators. The ICE COOL ART project also features a fridge signed...

Clapton Goes Anonymous

Former CREAM frontman ERIC CLAPTON gave an impromptu performance in Iceland this week (ends11JUL03) - but he didn't pluck a single guitar string. The celebrated musician, who has battled alcohol and drug addiction, popped...

Bono Pays $1,500 To Get Forgotten Hat

U2 rocker BONO loves his trilby hat so much he's paid a whopping $1,500 (GBP1,000) to have it flown to Italy. The absent-minded ONE singer was panic-stricken when he discovered he had left his...

Clapton Guitar Controversy

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON is at the centre of a potential vicious legal row - over whether he signed a guitar or not. Angry American rock memorabilia collector JAY SCHRIEBMAN claims he was sold a...

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