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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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Jimi Hendrix Has Greatest Riff

27th November 2009

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...

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Boyd Regrets Leaving Harrison

17th November 2009

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...

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Eric Clapton Cancels Over Gallstones

28th October 2009

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...

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Bruce Springsteen Saddened By Death

27th October 2009

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...

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Gallstones Force Clapton Out Of Hall Of Fame Gig

27th October 2009

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...

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Beck & Clapton To Face Off

25th September 2009

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...

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Fascinating Fact 7918

1st September 2009

ERIC CLAPTON has boosted U.S. comedian JAY LENO's star power as he returns to TV this month (Sep09) - the rocker will perform with Bruce Hornsby and his band the Noisemakers during the inaugural week...

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Best Guitarist Jimi Hendrix

21st August 2009

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...

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Clapton Filmmakers Ask Fans For Help

30th July 2009

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...

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Rock Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame Anniversary

22nd July 2009

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...

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The Things They Say 12399

28th May 2009

"I'm just a guitar player and a minimal singer." ERIC CLAPTON on his limited talents.

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Clapton: 'Just Ignore Me When I Talk Retirement'

28th May 2009

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...

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Clapton Rules Out Another Cream Reunion

28th May 2009

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...

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The Things They Say 11895

15th April 2009

"I never took MICK JAGGER seriously. I always thought he was a friend. When he was pursuing me I just thought he was kidding." ERIC CLAPTON and GEORGE HARRISON's ex-wife PATTIE BOYD never fell for...

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Grohl Called In To Replace Clapton's Drummer

15th February 2009

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...

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Clapton & Winwood Reteam For U.s. Tour

13th February 2009

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...

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Guitar Greats Pay Tribute To Fender

9th February 2009

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...

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Scottish Singer-songwriter John Martyn Dies Aged 60

29th January 2009

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...

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Clapton/beck To Headline Japan Shows

6th January 2009

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...

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Fascinating Fact 6575

27th December 2008

Rock fans can own a piece of their hero's history - bracelets made from old guitar strings used by legends including KEITH RICHARDS and ERIC CLAPTON have gone on sale in aid of charity. Staff...

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Clapton: 'Shooting Helps Social Skills'

22nd December 2008

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...

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Clapton Sells Gun Collection

13th December 2008

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...

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The Things They Say 10441

4th December 2008

"It was a suit of armour. I did enjoy becoming ELTON. I was so happy to change my name. You know if you're ever going to make a record, you know REG DWIGHT isn't going...

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Fascinating Fact 6449

27th November 2008

ERIC CLAPTON's lavish luxury yacht, Va Bene, was once owned by Formula One motor racing boss BERNIE ECCLESTON....

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Moon And Mercury Named In Dream Rock Band Lineup

14th November 2008

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...

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Jimi Hendrix Drummer Mitch Mitchell Found Dead In Hotel

13th November 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 6170

15th October 2008

Swedish rock guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has joined the likes of CARLOS SANTANA, ERIC CLAPTON and ELVIS PRESLEY in Hollywood's RockWalk after being inducted into the hall of fame on Monday (13Oct08)....

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Clapton's Guns To Be Sold At Auction

9th October 2008

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...

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Clapton Vows To Help Troubled Soccer Star

23rd September 2008

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...

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