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Jimi Hendrix Named Greatest Guitarist Of All Time

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest guitarist ever in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone Magazine. The axe man topped a list that included Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, THE ROLLING STONES' KEITH RICHARDS and...

Jeff Beck Envies Modern Songwriters

Jeff Beck is "jealous" of the Arctic Monkeys, Adele and Radiohead's songwriting abilities. The 67-year-old guitarist is envious of many current artists because he claims he doesn't know how to write popular songs in the...

Jools Holland Receives Music Industry Trusts Honour

Jools Holland was honoured with the Music Industry Trusts Award last night (07.11.11). The pianist - who previously performed with punk band Squeeze and is also known for his late night BBC2 music show -...

Clapton Gives Daughter Away At Wedding

Rocker Eric Clapton beamed with delight on Saturday (10Sep11) as he escorted his daughter to her wedding.The guitar legend drove his daughter Ruth to the ceremony at St Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, England in...

Petra Ecclestone Wanted 52m House For Dogs

Petra Ecclestone purchased her £52 million mansion in Los Angeles so her dogs could have more space.The 22-year-old beauty - who bought the property from Candy Spelling, the widow of TV producer Aaron Spelling, in...

Martin Scorsese To Release George Harrison Documentary

Martin Scorsese is to return to the music world again as he releases a documentary about the life of George Harrison. The documentary includes previously unseen private letters, home movie footage and personal stories of...

Heiress Petra Ecclestone Weds In Lavish Ceremony

Petra Ecclestone has married James Stunt in a lavish ceremony.The fashion designer - whose father is billionaire Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, who is worth a reputed $4 billion - tied the knot with the...

Harrison's Widow Rallies Stars For Africa Fundraising

Eric Clapton, Selena Gomez, Enrique Iglesias and Ringo Starr are among celebrities who have teamed up with the widow of Beatles star George Harrison to raise money for the victims of drought and famine in...

British M.p. Charges Hacking Scandal Is Being Covered Up

Tom Watson, a Labor Party member of Parliament, charged on Wednesday that Scotland Yard was attempting to limit its investigation of illegal hacking of voicemails conducted by Rupert Murdoch's London tabloid News of the World...

Lil Wayne Performs First Hip-hop 'Unplugged' For 10 Years

Lil Wayne, the multi-award winning American rapper, has performed the first hip-hop Mtv 'Unplugged' gig since 2001.The New Orleans-born rapper taped 'Mtv2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged' in May, the first of its kind since Jay...

Kate Bush Writing New Album Of Original Material

Kate Bush, the enigmatic singer-songwriter who releases her new compilation 'Director's Cut' today (16th May 2011), says she is working on a new album of original material. Kate Bush, whose last album 'Aerial' came out...

Eric Clapton Fulfils Jazz Dreams

Rock icon Eric Clapton lived out his childhood dreams on Thursday (07Apr11) when he joined jazz star Wynton Marsalis onstage for a special benefit show in New York.The guitarist was a guest performer at the...

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

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...

Eric Clapton Makes Millions In Guitar Sale

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...

Naomi Campbell Admits 'Drugs Are An Allergy' To Her

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...

Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees 2011 Announced

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...

Clapton's Guitar Sale For Rehab Clinic

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,...

Clapton Gets Into Hi-tech Recording

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...

Neil Young Does Battle With Eric Clapton

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...

Eric Clapton Set To Release New Album

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...

Clapton: 'I Hate My Singing'

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....

Anniversary Of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Death

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...

Clapton Worked With Crow For New Solo Album

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...

Sheryl Crow Recalls 'Alien' Cancer Battle

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,...

Outkast's Big Boi Has Nothing To Prove

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...

Clapton To Continue Crossroads Guitar Festival

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...

Jls Awarded Silver Clef

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...

Jls To Get Silver Clef

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...

Clapton Wanted Beck To Sing

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...

Eric Clapton's 'Old Man' Voice

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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