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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...

Festival-hopefuls Clamour To Register For Glastonbury

Festival-goers keen to don their wellies and get muddy were logging on to register for tickets for GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL 2008 this morning.To be in with a chance of gaining one of the coveted tickets, festival...

By on 01 February 2008

Clapton Uses Ebay To Sell His Wares

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON is selling off memorabilia online in an effort to raise funds for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua rehab facility. The guitar great has teamed with online auction site eBay.com to open a...

Ringo's Supergroup Brings In The New Year

Former BEATLES drummer RINGO STARR joined forces with rock veterans ERIC CLAPTON and PETE TOWNSHEND for a legendary jamming session on New Year's Eve. The rock veterans performed to a small VIP audience at a...

Clapton Quit Booze After Fishing Calamity

A fishing mishap finally convinced veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON he needed to seek help for his alcoholism. The Layla star, who quit heroin in the '70s only to replace that addiction with booze, realised he...

Jagger + Clapton's Ex Dates French President

A supermodel-turned-singer who once dated SIR MICK JAGGER and ERIC CLAPTON is now romancing French President NICOLAS SARKOZY. Carla Bruni, 39, was photographed with Sarkozy, 52, at the Disneyland theme park near Paris, France on...

Legends' Guitar Lost In Post

A guitar signed for charity by rock legends ERIC CLAPTON, BRIAN MAY, JIMMY PAGE and MARK KNOPFLER has been lost in the post. The autographed Fender Stratocaster was set to fetch $40,000 (GBP20,000) at auction...

Clapton's Boozy Sex Secrets

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON's excessive drink and drug use meant he did not have sex sober until he was into his 30s. The Layla star, 62, who is now teetotal, admits he can barely remember a...

Clapton + Winwood To Reunite

ERIC CLAPTON and his former BLIND FAITH bandmate STEVE WINWOOD are reforming to play three shows together next year (08). The live performances - which follow an impromptu reunion between the pair at a...

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