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Soul Man Sam Plans Duets Album

30th March 2006

AUGUST 29 RELEASE IS SENSATIONAL...'SAM MOORE:OVERNIGHT SENSATIONAL', THAT IS... ANNOUNCING ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER SAM MOORE'S PHENOMENAL NEW ALBUM PRODUCED BY RANDY JACKSON (RHINO RECORDS) THE "SOUL MAN" RETURNS WITH A NEWLY RECORDED SOLO...

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Rocky Horror Star Divorces

26th March 2006

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW mastermind RICHARD O BRIEN has agreed to hand over half of his fortune to his ex-wife as part of a divorce settlement. The 1975 movie version of the raunchy production...

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Clapton's European Tour Confirmed

25th February 2006

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON is kicking off his mammoth tour of Europe in May (06). The former CREAM star's odyssey begins in Le Cannet, France, before visiting a further 13 countries. As well...

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The Cure Line Up For Charity Shows

14th February 2006

Iconic rockers THE CURE will headline the annual Teenage Cancer Trust series of gigs in London next month (MAR06). Golden Globe-winning comedian RICKY GERVAIS, GOLDFRAPP, THE SCORPIONS and RAZORLIGHT will also perform the concerts...

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Cream Plan Further Reunion Dates

8th February 2006

Rock trio CREAM are set to reform again for a handful of city concerts, according to bassist and singer JACK BRUCE. It will be the first time the SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE band has...

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Mason Thanks Cream For Career Direction

1st February 2006

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON would have become an architect if it wasn't for rock supergroup CREAM. Mason and founder members ROGER WATERS, RICK WRIGHT and SYD BARRETT were students when they saw ERIC...

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Clapton Eyes Bhatt Collaboration

5th January 2006

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON is planning to team up onstage with Indian musician VISHWA MOHAN BHATT. The LAYLA rocker is keen to perform experimental improvisations with Grammy Award-winning Bhatt. Bhatt - who plays...

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Western Music Banned In Iran

19th December 2005

Western music has been banned from radio and TV stations in Iran, by President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD. GEORGE MICHAEL, ERIC CLAPTON, THE EAGLES and KENNY G have traditionally been popular in the Islamic state....

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Clapton's Charity 'Over-taxed' By UK Government

15th December 2005

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON is fuming over the British government's taxing of his drug rehabiltation charity Crossroads. The LAYLA rocker has raised millions of dollars (pounds) for the charity, which rehabilitates drug addicts in...

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Stars Sign Guitar For Tsunami Victims

24th November 2005

A guitar signed by such rockers as SIR MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS and ERIC CLAPTON has been sold at auction for a record $2.8 million (GBP1.6 million) in aid of the Indian Ocean tsunami victims....

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Dylan Student Poetry Auctioned

22nd November 2005

Handwritten pages of BOB DYLAN's student poetry have fetched a staggering $78,000 (GBP43,333) at a Rock + Pop Memorabilia auction in New York - the highest bid to date for the legendary singer/songwriter's material....

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Osbournes To Film Tsunami Documentary

19th November 2005

Reality TV stars OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE are planning to visit Thailand to shoot a documentary to mark the first anniversary of last year's (04) tsunami. The couple want to raise awareness and money...

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Clapton Re-signs With Reprise

3rd November 2005

ERIC CLAPTON is laughing off reports of his retirement by signing a new contract with his record label of 25 years. The loyal rocker signed with Reprise Records in 1981 and has just signed...

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Cream Have Curdled

28th October 2005

Rock gods CREAM are thought to have performed together for the last time, after rounding off their reunion tour at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night (26OCT05). It was the first...

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Ginger Baker Couldn't Handle The Noise

20th October 2005

Sixties rockers CREAM split because drummer GINGER BAKER couldn't handle how loud the band were, he claims. The group called it a day at their peak, 36 years ago, amid rumours of rifts within...

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Osbourne Releases All-star Tsunami Charity Single

18th October 2005

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE has finally released the long-awaited all-star cover of ERIC CLAPTON's classic ballad TEARS IN HEAVEN to raise money for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami (26DEC04). Sharon has enlisted the...

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Clapton Sells Autobiography For $6.4 Million

13th October 2005

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has sold his autobiography to Random House publishers for $6.4 million (GBP3.5 million). The deal with the book firm's subsidiary, Century, is the result of a bidding war for the...

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Mccartney Uses Paperback Writer Guitar For New Album

6th October 2005

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY re-tuned the old Epiphone guitar he played on the BEATLES' TAXMAN and PAPERBACK WRITER for a new track on his latest album. Producer NIGEL GODRICH insisted McCartney dig out some of...

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Clapton Coming To Terms With Age

6th October 2005

ERIC CLAPTON has finally accepted he is no longer a sex symbol at 60. The veteran rocker struggled at first to come to terms with his diminishing attraction to the opposite sex. Clapton...

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Clapton: 'I Need To Work Until I Die'

6th October 2005

Millionaire rocker ERIC CLAPTON will carry on working until he dies, because he leads such an extravagant lifestyle. Despite an estimated fortune of around $216 million (GBP120 million), 60-year-old Clapton insists he and wife...

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Clapton Eyes Multi-million Publishing Deal

2nd October 2005

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON is offering the international rights of his chequered life story to the highest bidding publishing house - and he has already snubbed a staggering $6.4 million (GBP3.5 million). The former...

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Lost Marley Tune To Appear On New Album

26th September 2005

A lost BOB MARLEY tune has been unearthed for a new reggae compilation album. Marley's son ZIGGY found the track, SLOGANS, in the family archives last year (04) and he asked pal ERIC CLAPTON...

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Bon Jovi Hope To Make Friends With Franz

18th September 2005

BON JOVI are hoping rock sensations FRANZ FERDINAND will join them onstage when their world tour hits Scotland in 2006. The KEEP THE FAITH hitmakers are huge fans of the Scottish chart stars since they...

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Blues Star Dies After Katrina Floods

11th September 2005

Grammy-winning blues star CLARENCE 'GATEMOUTH' BROWN has died at the age of 81 - just days after losing his home to Hurricane Katrina. The guitarist had been battling lung cancer and heart disease for...

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Cream Reunite For New York Shows

7th September 2005

Classic rockers CREAM's reunion has been extended, ending speculation the trio are planning American dates. The group, fronted by ERIC CLAPTON, has confirmed a three-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden in October...

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Clapton: 'I Used Sex To Boost My Self-esteem'

28th August 2005

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON credits meeting his second wife with curing his mixed-up feelings about sex, which he often used to perform just to bolster his low self-esteem. Clapton changed his attitude to women,...

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Cream Reformed Before Death

25th August 2005

British rocker ERIC CLAPTON decided to reunite 1960s band CREAM this year (05), because he was terrified death could strike one of the three members and make a future reconciliation impossible. The 60-year-old star...

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Clapton Devastated By Father Mystery

25th August 2005

ERIC CLAPTON is devastated he will never know his natural father - because his mother has taken the secret of his identity to her grave. The LAYLA singer was raised by his grandparents and...

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