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Akon Tops European Singles Chart

AKON is celebrating after his collaboration with EMINEM, SMACK THAT, jumped straight to the top of the European singles chart. The track has kept big name competition off the number one spot - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE...

Replicas Of Clapton's 'Blackie' Guitar Available

Limited edition replicas of ERIC CLAPTON's famous 'Blackie' guitar are available for fans to buy - if they have a spare $24,000 (GBP13.5 million). The legendary guitarist bought Blackie for $300 (GBP170) in 1970. The...

U2/Green Day Collaboration Tops Euro Chart

U2 and GREEN DAY are celebrating the news their collaboration THE SAINTS ARE COMING is the number one single in Europe. The Saints Are Coming is a tribute to New Orleans, Louisiana and attacks US...

Clapton Fears He Won't Be Able To Persuade Cale To Tour

Guitar great ERIC CLAPTON fears his next tour will be limited to California and surrounding states - because they're the only places he'll be able to convince new collaborator JJ CALE to play. Clapton, who...

Clapton's Daughter Launches Solo Career

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON's daughter RUTH is launching a solo singing career. The 21-year-old is the result of a brief relationship Clapton had with her mother YVONNE KELLY while he recorded on the Caribbean island...

Clapton Love Letter Goes On Sale

A letter written by a heartbroken ERIC CLAPTON to an ex-girlfriend will go under the hammer later this month (21NOV06). The letter, written by a 16-year-old Clapton to an art student girlfriend, reveals the guitar...

Clapton Unimpressed By Industry Accolades

ERIC CLAPTON refuses to take his status as a rock god seriously, and insists he takes all the accolades lavished upon him over the years "with a pinch of salt". The multi-Grammy-winning guitarist may have...

Clapton Tries To Dodge Guitar Legend Tag

ERIC CLAPTON became so stressed by his status as a guitar great he turned to drink and drugs to lower people's expectations. The multi-Grammy-winning artist rocketed to fame with 1960s supergroup CREAM but soon became...

Clapton's Talent 'Declining'

Rock great ERIC CLAPTON was stunned when he watched footage of himself on his 1997 blues tour, because he found he was a far better guitarist then than he is now. The 61-year-old LAYLA star...

Clapton Misses Cocaine - The Song

ERIC CLAPTON has overturned his pledge never to play COCAINE live again - insisting the song can now be seen as an anti-drug tune. The former drug and alcohol addict stopped performing the track, written...

Hollywood Producer Bing Saved Lonely Lewis

JERRY LEE LEWIS was shocked when Hollywood producer and ELIZABETH HURLEY's ex-boyfriend STEVE BING tracked him down in rural Mississippi and begged him to record an album of duets. The 70-year-old was living as a...

Fans To Help Make Clapton Documentary

Documentary makers are urging ERIC CLAPTON fans to send in bootleg footage of the prolific musician. The footage will be used in a new DVD anthology of the LAYLA guitarist, and the producers are promising...

Sick Clapton Cancels Concert

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON was forced to cancel his concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan last night (23SEP06) after developing a sore throat. The veteran rocker's world tour kicked off last weekend (16SEP06) and is set to...

Clapton's Ex-wife To Publish Memoirs

ERIC CLAPTON's ex-wife LORI DEL SANTO is writing a book about the loss of their son CONOR. Four-year-old son Conor tragically fell to his death from the 53rd floor of a New York City skyscraper...

Impressed Mayer Tries To Copy Clapton's Style

Rocker JOHN MAYER was so impressed with new pal ERIC CLAPTON's fabulous wealth during a recent visit to his English country retreat he foolishly started trying to live like the British guitar great. Mayer and...

Clapton And Cale Team Up On Record

ERIC CLAPTON has teamed up with JJ CALE for the first time on record after making hits of the blues great's tunes. Clapton enjoyed great success with Cale's COCAINE and AFTER MIDNIGHT and now he...

Clapton Has No Plans To Reunite With 'Scrapping' Bruce And Baker

Rock icon ERIC CLAPTON has no plans to reform 1960s supergroup CREAM again because his bandmates JACK BRUCE and GINGER BAKER struggle to see eye-to-eye. The BADGE hitmaker performed with Bruce and Baker for sold...

Clapton Suffering From Tinnitus

Guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON has developed the hearing problem tinnitus after spending years playing in front of blaring speaker stacks. The SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE rocker wishes he could go back and turn down the...

Clapton Received Letter From Dead Son After Funeral

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON received a letter from his dead son just hours after the four-year-old's funeral in 1991. The LAYLA guitarist was mourning CONOR, who died after falling from the 53rd floor of a...

Preston's Friends Call On Radio To Play Birthday Tribute

Friends of BILLY PRESTON are determined to make sure the late soul star is remembered on what would have been his 60th birthday tomorrow (02SEP06) - by urging US radio stations to play his last...

Crow Wants A Romance 'Like Her Parents'

Rocker SHERYL CROW will remain unmarried until she's convinced she can emulate the relationship her parents have. The singer split from fiance LANCE ARMSTRONG earlier this year (06) and has had past romances with ERIC...

Jerry Lee Records Duets Album With Famous Friends

JERRY LEE LEWIS has become the latest ageing star to announce plans for an album of famous duets. The GREAT BALLS OF FIRE singer, 70, has recorded a string of favourite tunes with MICK JAGGER,...

Harrison's Charity Super Concert To Be Remembered

Late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON's landmark Concert For Bangladesh is to be remembered at the New York venue where it took place on its 35th anniversary. Harrison's widow, OLIVIA, will attend a ceremony tomorrow (01AUG06) at...

Clapton's Russian Gig Cancelled

Rock star ERIC CLAPTON has been forced to cancel a planned gig in Moscow's Red Square, after Russian authorities refused to grant him a permit. The WONDERFUL TONIGHT singer had been possession of an official...

Jazz Star Holland Sells Piano For Charity

British jazz star and TV presenter JOOLS HOLLAND is selling his celebrity-graced piano for charity. The Yamaha GT7 has been used to accompany a host of musical greats including ERIC CLAPTON, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and...

Blues Star's Guitar For Sale At $5 Million

The guitar used by blues legend ROBERT JOHNSON could sell for more than $5.4 million (GBP3 million) when it goes on sale on a memorabilia website. Johnson - dubbed the father of rock 'n' roll...

Boyd Nervous About Love With 'Grown-up Man'

PATTI BOYD is terrified she will have to find love with a 'grown-up man' after splitting up with her partner of 14 years, because she was previously married to rock gods GEORGE HARRISON and ERIC...

Clapton's Shocking Love Letter From Dead Son

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON received the shock of his life days after the funeral of his four-year-old son - a love letter from the tot. Little CONNOR wrote "I love you" on a scrap of paper...

Boyd Signs Million Dollar Book Deal

ERIC CLAPTON's ex-wife PATTI BOYD is following the legendary guitarist into writing after signing a lucrative $1.7 million (GBP950,000) book deal for her memoirs. The 1960's style icon married Clapton in 1979 after her relationship...

Baker: 'No More Cream Reunions'

Legendary drummer GINGER BAKER insists he will never agree to another reunion of 1960s supergroup CREAM, because he can't stand to be the same stage as frontman JACK BRUCE. The SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE star...

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