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Sale Of Eric Clapton's Beach Home To Benefit Japanese Relief Effort

29th March 2011

A Japanese businessman is selling off Eric Clapton's one-time Venice Beach retreat in California to benefit the survivors of his homeland's earthquake and tsunami disasters.The only private residence designed by celebrated Japanese architect Arata Isozaki...

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Eric Clapton Makes Millions In Guitar Sale

10th March 2011

Eric Clapton has raised a staggering $2.2 million (£1.5 million) for charity by selling off his guitar collection.The rock legend announced back in December (10) that he would be auctioning off more than 70 of...

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Naomi Campbell Admits 'Drugs Are An Allergy' To Her

1st February 2011

Naomi Campbell says "drink and drugs are an allergy" for her.The supermodel has admitted she experimented with cocaine when she was in her 20s and had made it in the fashion industry, and has admitted...

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Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees 2011 Announced

15th December 2010

Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Tom Waits and Darlene Love will be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame.The annual crop of five musical acts will be added to the US institution...

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Clapton's Guitar Sale For Rehab Clinic

9th December 2010

ERIC CLAPTON is hoping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his rehab clinic by selling off dozens of his guitars and amplifiers.The legendary rocker is putting more than 70 instruments up for auction,...

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Clapton Gets Into Hi-tech Recording

6th October 2010

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON is embracing new technology - he used his cellphone to record new songs for his band to learn.The Wonderful Tonight singer/guitarist was creating tracks for his new album, Clapton, when he...

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Neil Young Does Battle With Eric Clapton

28th September 2010

NEIL YOUNG released his new album 'Le Noise' today (September 28th 2010), continuing his prolific recording rate which has seen him release five records in six years. However 'Le Noise' is set to go head-to-head...

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Eric Clapton Set To Release New Album

27th September 2010

Guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON is set to release his new album 'Clapton' on 28th September 2010, his first since 2006's 'The Road to Escondido', a collaboration with JOHN CALE. The record is the musician's 19th...

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Clapton: 'I Hate My Singing'

31st August 2010

ERIC CLAPTON has a big critic of his singing - himself.The guitar great admits he has turned down the volume on his voice on his new album, Clapton, because he wants to sing more quietly....

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Anniversary Of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Death

27th August 2010

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, the legendary blues guitarist, died 20 years today when his helicopter crashed in Wisconsin. On August 30th 1990 - three days after the tragic accident - Vaughan was buried close to his...

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Clapton Worked With Crow For New Solo Album

19th August 2010

ERIC CLAPTON is set to release his first solo album in five years - with a little help from ex-girlfriend SHERYL CROW.The guitarist hasn't worked on an individual project since 2005's Back Home, and will...

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Sheryl Crow Recalls 'Alien' Cancer Battle

18th July 2010

Sheryl Crow says having cancer treatment was like facing an "alien spaceship".The musician overcame breast cancer in 2006 and she has vivid memories of the radiotherapy she underwent and her battle against the illness.And Sheryl,...

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Outkast's Big Boi Has Nothing To Prove

6th July 2010

OutKast rapper Big Boi has nothing left to prove to the music industry.The hip hop star - whose first solo album 'Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty' is due for release this...

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Fascinating Fact 9564

28th June 2010

Hollywood actor BILL MURRAY entertained attendees at pal ERIC CLAPTON's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday (26Jun10) when he took to the stage in a full ELVIS PRESLEY costume. The star, who hosted...

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Clapton To Continue Crossroads Guitar Festival

28th June 2010

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON delighted fans at his Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday (26Jun10) by declaring the 2010 event would not be the last.The guitarist had previously announced Chicago's star-studded line-up, featuring...

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Jls Awarded Silver Clef

28th April 2010

JLS and Scouting For Girls will receive trophies at this year's O2 Silver Clef Awards. Boyband JLS are to pick up the Newcomer Award at the 35th annual music industry honours, while Scouting For Girls...

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Jls To Get Silver Clef

28th April 2010

JLS and Scouting For Girls will receive trophies at this year's O2 Silver Clef Awards. Boyband JLS are to pick up the Newcomer Award at the 35th annual music industry honours, while Scouting For Girls...

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Clapton Wanted Beck To Sing

26th April 2010

ERIC CLAPTON attempted to persuade JEFF BECK to step in front of the microphone and sing for the first time in years - but the guitar legend refused.Beck's most famous song, 1967's Hi Ho Silver...

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Fascinating Fact 9039

31st March 2010

ERIC CLAPTON turned 65 on Wednesday (30Mar10), but he's showing no signs of slowing down. The veteran guitarist celebrated the milestone by announcing he's to play the world's largest music festival - the 11-day Summerfest...

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Eric Clapton's 'Old Man' Voice

22nd February 2010

Eric Clapton had to learn to love his "old man" voice. The legendary blues guitarist claimed he has taken a long time to grow into liking the sound of his singin voice, but now he...

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Old Man Clapton Likes His Aged Vocals

21st February 2010

ERIC CLAPTON has only recently started enjoying hearing his own voice when he sings - because he sounded awful when he first started adding vocals to his records.The Layla singer admits he spent too long...

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Clapton & Beck Team Up For First Joint Interview, Discuss Rift

17th February 2010

Rolling Stone magazine editors have landed guitar greats ERIC CLAPTON and JEFF BECK's first joint interview.The two Brits agreed to chat to the publication's David Fricke on the eve of their first-ever co-headlining tour, and...

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Ono, Clapton And Midler Join Forces For One-off Show

17th February 2010

YOKO ONO was joined by a star-studded line-up including ERIC CLAPTON, BETTE MIDLER and the SCISSOR SISTERS on Tuesday night (16Feb10) to perform the first PLASTIC ONO BAND show in 40 years.Clapton joined bassist Klaus...

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Mayer, Beck & Zz Top To Rock With Clapton At Crossroads

11th February 2010

JOHN MAYER, JEFF BECK and ZZ TOP will join blues icons B.B. KING and BUDDY GUY at ERIC CLAPTON's third Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Illinois.The event, which benefits Clapton's Crossroads Center in Antigua, will...

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Beck: 'Clapton And I Aren't Best Friends'

12th January 2010

JEFF BECK insists he and tourmate ERIC CLAPTON won't be hanging out after shows - because they have an awkward relationship.The two guitar greats have signed up for six joint shows this year (10) after...

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The Things They Say 14967

12th January 2010

"Mention the word Yardbirds to Eric and he'll turn purple. I don't know why. They didn't serve him badly." JEFF BECK insists tourmate ERIC CLAPTON doesn't have fond memories of his time in the 60s...

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Clapton & Simon Join Ono Band For One-off Show

12th January 2010

ERIC CLAPTON and PAUL SIMON will join YOKO ONO for the first PLASTIC ONO BAND show in 40 years.The trio will be joined by Sonic Youth stars Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, Bette Midler, Ono's...

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Clapton Teams With Daltrey For New Tour

8th December 2009

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON is planning a 2010 tour with THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY.Last week (02Dec09) Clapton announced he was reuniting with fellow guitar great Jeff Beck to play rare sets in North America...

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Beck & Clapton Add North American Dates

2nd December 2009

Guitar greats ERIC CLAPTON and JEFF BECK are coming to North America and London after performing together in Japan earlier this year (09).The duo has announced February (10) shows in New York, Toronto, Montreal and...

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