Eric Clapton has recorded the ultimate tribute to blues legend ROBERT JOHNSON - an album of his blues classics.

Clapton's new album Me + MR JOHNSON will feature standards like LOVE IN VAIN and HELLHOUND ON MY TRAIL.

The rocker scored a smash-hit with his former group Cream with Johnson's CROSSROADS, and Clapton credits much of his success to his love for his hero.

He says, "It is a remarkable thing to have been driven and influenced all of my life by the work of one man. I think of it as a landmark that I navigate by, whenever I feel myself going adrift."

06/02/2004 02:26