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Beck & Clapton Add North American Dates

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...

Jimi Hendrix Has Greatest Riff

Jimi Hendrix's 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' has been voted as having the best guitar riff of all time.The 1970 track beat Guns N' Roses classic 'Sweet Child O'Mine' - which topped the poll five years...

Boyd Regrets Leaving Harrison

GEORGE HARRISON's ex-wife PATTI BOYD will always regret leaving her husband for rocker ERIC CLAPTON - insisting it has taken "a lot of psychotherapy" for her to bury the past.Boyd married the late Beatle in...

Eric Clapton Cancels Over Gallstones

Eric Clapton has been forced to cancel a show because of gallstones.The legendary singer has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary concert in New York - which would...

Bruce Springsteen Saddened By Death

Bruce Springsteen cancelled a concert following the death of his cousin.The grief-stricken rocker pulled out of an appearance at the Spirit Center in Kansas City, US, last night (26.10.09) following the discovery of Lenny Sullivan's...

Gallstones Force Clapton Out Of Hall Of Fame Gig

ERIC CLAPTON has been forced to pull out of a star-studded line-up at the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert to undergo a "minor medical procedure" to combat gallstones.The legendary...

Beck & Clapton To Face Off

Guitar greats JEFF BECK and ERIC CLAPTON have announced plans to hit the stage together for an epic joint concert in London in February (10).The O2 Arena show will mark the first time the two...

Best Guitarist Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest electric guitarist of all time.The 'All Along The Watchtower' star topped a list compiled by Time magazine, beating renowned musicians including Slash, BB King, Keith Richards of the...

Clapton Filmmakers Ask Fans For Help

The producers of a new ERIC CLAPTON documentary are asking fans to help them with footage.Moviemakers behind the top secret project already have hours of performance video, backstage scenes and interviews and now they want...

Rock Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame Anniversary

Music legends BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, U2, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, STEVIE WONDER, METALLICA and ERIC CLAPTON will unite on stage this autumn to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and...

Clapton: 'Just Ignore Me When I Talk Retirement'

ERIC CLAPTON has assured fans his frequent retirement talk is nothing more than the frustration of suffering sleep deprivation on tour.The guitar great insists he'll never walk away from recording and performing - even though...

Clapton Rules Out Another Cream Reunion

ERIC CLAPTON has ruled out another CREAM reunion, insisting the members of the rock supertrio have parted ways amicably.The guitar great reteamed with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce for shows in London and New York...

Grohl Called In To Replace Clapton's Drummer

Rocker DAVE GROHL landed his dream job backing SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb09) - because the former BEATLE's regular drummer was on tour with ERIC CLAPTON. The former Nirvana percussionist and...

Clapton & Winwood Reteam For U.s. Tour

Former BLIND FAITH bandmates STEVE WINWOOD and ERIC CLAPTON are to team up again for a U.S. summer tour. The two guitar greats played shows at New York's Madison Square Garden in early 2008, and now...

Guitar Greats Pay Tribute To Fender

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, KEITH RICHARDS, THE EDGE and ERIC CLAPTON have paid tribute to Fender guitar mastermind LEO FENDER, who was posthumously honoured by the Recording Academy of America during Grammy weekend (07Feb09).Fender, who died in...

Scottish Singer-songwriter John Martyn Dies Aged 60

Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Martyn has died at the age of 60, it has been confirmed.The Solid Air musician, who was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List, was born in Surrey but spent...

By on 29 January 2009

Clapton/beck To Headline Japan Shows

ERIC CLAPTON is set for another return to his supergroup past when he takes the stage with the man who replaced him in the YARDBIRDS, JEFF BECK, in Japan next month (Feb09). After reuniting Cream...

Clapton: 'Shooting Helps Social Skills'

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON is a fan of shooting trips in the countryside - because the outings help him bond with like-minded people. The star is the co-owner of London shop Cordings, a supplier of hunting...

Clapton Sells Gun Collection

British rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has earned $659,000 (GBP443,000) from an auction of 13 of his prized shotguns. All of the weapons were engraved with the Cream veteran's initials EPC - and one pair came...

Moon And Mercury Named In Dream Rock Band Lineup

The ultimate rock band would be composed of Keith Moon, Eric Clapton and Freddie Mercury, according to a new survey,A poll conducted on behalf of Guitar Hero World Tour found that the late, great Keith...

By on 14 November 2008

Jimi Hendrix Drummer Mitch Mitchell Found Dead In Hotel

The British drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mitch Mitchell, has been found dead in his US hotel room.The 62-year-old, the last surviving member of the legendary 60s group, was discovered in the Benson Hotel...

By on 13 November 2008

Clapton's Guns To Be Sold At Auction

ERIC CLAPTON is selling 13 of his shotguns at auction for an estimated $900,000 (GBP500,000). The 63-year-old took up shooting five years ago and has collected shotguns by some of the great British gunmakers. He...

Clapton Vows To Help Troubled Soccer Star

Reformed rocker ERIC CLAPTON has vowed to help troubled former soccer star PAUL GASCOIGNE beat his addiction to alcohol. The guitarist, who has conquered heroin and alcohol addictions, has offered the English sporting legend the...

Clapton To Feature On Buddy Guy Album

Eric Clapton is to lend his slowhand to one of his heroes by appearing on legendary bluesman Buddy Guy's latest album.Guy commands massive respect among his fellow blues and rock musicians, with performers such as...

By on 12 June 2008

Clapton Looks Like A Library Geek, Says Former Wife

Singer ERIC CLAPTON has lost his cool persona and now looks like a 'library geek' - according to his ex-wife PATTIE BOYD. Boyd was married to the star for nine years before their divorce in...

Bruni Nude Up For Auction

SIR MICK JAGGER and ERIC CLAPTON's former supermodel girlfriend CARLA BRUNI's naked body has been declared a "work of art" by New York auction house Christie's. A naked portrait of the stunner, who recently became...

Clapton + Winwood Offer Blind Faith At First New York Gig

ERIC CLAPTON turned his Monday night (25Feb08) New York concert into a BLIND FAITH tribute show by performing the entire A-side of the group's 1969 eponymous album with former bandmate STEVE WINWOOD. The duo kick-started...

Clapton Invited To Play North Korea Gig

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has been invited by North Korean officials to play a gig in the Communist country - to teach its people about the music of the Western world. The guitar great, 62,...

Clapton's Presidential Mishap

Legendary rocker ERIC CLAPTON feared for his life after attempting to go to the toilet on the White House lawn following a charity concert at the Presidential venue. The Layla hitmaker played a gig at...

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