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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...

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...

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...

Clapton's Ex Airs Unheard Love Song

ERIC CLAPTON's former girlfriend is to air a previously unheard love song which the rocker dedicated to her while pregnant 20 years ago. LADY OF VERONA was written for then lover LORY DEL SANTO, an...

Harrison And Clapton Footage To Appear On New Dvd

Lost footage of GEORGE HARRISON and ERIC CLAPTON performing together in Japan is to resurface on a new tribute CD/DVD package to the late BEATLE. The live footage, shot in 1991, will appear as part...

Stars Pay Tribute To Billy Preston

A host of stars including SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE ROLLING STONES and ERIC CLAPTON have paid tribute to legendary keyboard player BILLY PRESTON at an emotional funeral service held yesterday (20JUN06). Preston, who performed with...

White Scores Big Names, Alive And Dead, On New Album

Singer/songwriter TONY JOE WHITE has been given a boost on his new album - he's secured the services of two of the greatest living guitarists. ERIC CLAPTON and DIRE STRAITS founder MARK KNOPFLER appear on...

Clapton Appeals For Memories

Guitar great ERIC CLAPTON is appealing for help from his showbiz friends to pen his autobiography - because he can't remember enough. The TEARS IN HEAVEN hitmaker is struggling to recall his heyday, particularly his...

Harrison's Widow Leans On Boyd

GEORGE HARRISON'S widow OLIVIA is still struggling to get over his death, but she is receiving staunch support from PATTI BOYD - the late BEATLE's first wife. Boyd and Harrison divorced in 1977 before the...

Boyd Living Alone 'For First Time'

PATTI BOYD is living alone for the first time in her life after splitting from her partner of 14 years ROD WESTON - she was previously married to GEORGE HARRISON and ERIC CLAPTON. Boyd is...

Boyd Reveals Truth Behind Clapton Ballad

ERIC CLAPTON's former wife PATTI BOYD has smashed the romance associated with the song WONDERFUL TONIGHT, insisting it was actually inspired by how long the former model used to take preening herself before a night...

Boyd Revels In Her Inspiration

PATTIE BOYD loves to hear songs she inspired ex-husbands GEORGE HARRISON and ERIC CLAPTON to write when she is dinning out. Boyd was married the late BEATLE in 1966 but they divorced 11 years later...

Ferry Sticks Up For 'Persecuted' Country Dwellers

Pop star BRYAN FERRY agreed to headline a fundraising concert for England's Countryside Alliance, because he is outraged by the British government's hunting ban. Ferry, whose son OTIS stormed into the House Of Commons to...

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