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Mayall Gets Obe

14th June 2005

British blues legend JOHN MAYALL has become the latest celebrity named in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's birthday honours list. The guitar great, who was a mentor to PETER GREEN and ERIC CLAPTON, has been named...

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Hurley's Ex Credited With Saving Jerry Lee Lewis

13th June 2005

The father of LIZ HURLEY's son DAMIAN is being credited with saving rock 'n' roll legend JERRY LEE LEWIS' life after signing him up to record a new covers album with a number of rock...

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Clapton Designs Cowboy Shirt

22nd May 2005

Legendary rocker ERIC CLAPTON is launching his own clothing brand with a signature label cowboy shirt. The LAYLA superstar recently ordered 12 of his favourite cowboy shirts to be flown from Denver, Colorado, to...

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Clapton Fishes For Longer Life

19th May 2005

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON credits his relaxing fishing hobby with preserving his laid-back manner. The 60-year-old spends all his spare time by the river-side with rod-in-hand - and he is convinced it is keeping him...

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Baker Almost Pulled Out Of Cream Reunion

10th May 2005

CREAM drummer GINGER BAKER almost walked away from the band's historic reunion concert just days before they took to the stage at London's Royal Albert Hall. Baker re-teamed with singer ERIC CLAPTON and bassist...

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Clapton Weeps At Cream Reunion Concert

3rd May 2005

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON wept last night (02MAY05) as he thanked fans for waiting more than 36 years for his band CREAM's reunion at London's Royal Albert Hall - the same venue where they played...

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Houston Leaves Antiguan Clinic

20th April 2005

Troubled singer WHITNEY HOUSTON has finished her rehabilitation therapy on the Caribbean island of Antigua, less than a month after a court ordered her to undergo intensive treatment. The I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU...

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Cream Platinum Disc Contains Louis Armstrong

18th April 2005

CREAM bassist JACK BRUCE was left confused recently when he decided to play one of the band's platinum discs - and jazz classics poured out of the speakers. Bruce, who is reuniting with bandmates...

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Piano Man Johnson Dies

14th April 2005

Rock 'n' roll piano great JOHNNIE JOHNSON has died at his home in St Louis, Missouri. He was 80. Johnson, who was inducted into the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, was...

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Les Paul Turns 90 With Musical Pals

5th April 2005

Guitar great LES PAUL is to celebrate his upcoming 90th birthday by recording a new album with leading musicians including ERIC CLAPTON, BONO, STING and JEFF BECK. The as-yet-untitled CD will also feature...

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Clapton Turned To Booze To Cope With Harrison Guilt

1st April 2005

Legendary rocker ERIC CLAPTON became an alcoholic because he felt guilty about his relationship with late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON's wife PATTI BOYD. The LAYLA guitarist, who later married Boyd in 1979 before they divorced...

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Cream Stay Clean For Reunion

29th March 2005

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON has promised CREAM fans the band won't forget which song they're playing at their forthcoming reunion gig - because for the first time, they'll be performing without the influence of drugs....

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The Blues Comes To Sunset Boulevard

24th March 2005

Los Angeles' famous Sunset Boulevard is set to get a dose of the blues when legends MUDDY WATERS, ETTA JAMES, IKE TURNER and ROBERT CRAY are inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk on the same day....

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Queen Blanks Guitar Gods

2nd March 2005

British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II had no idea who ERIC CLAPTON, JIMMY PAGE and JEFF BECK were when they attended a reception at her London residence Buckingham Palace yesterday (01MAR05). The legendary guitarists were...

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Halliwell Late For Royal Appointment

2nd March 2005

GERI HALLIWELL shocked guests at a British royal reception hosted by QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILLIP last night (01MAR05) by arriving 40-minutes late. The royal couple had already met a large portion of...

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Osbourne Hails Wife's Charitable Timing

25th February 2005

OZZY OSBOURNE has applauded his wife SHARON's shrewd delay of her tsunami charity single - because it will serve as a much-needed financial boost when interest in the tragedy wanes. Rock matriarch Sharon enlisted...

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Queen To Host Music Stars

18th February 2005

British Royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II will host a reception with her husband PRINCE PHILLIP to celebrate the music industry's valuable contribution to British culture The doors of their official Buckingham Place residence in London...

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Jerry Lee Calls On His Famous Pals

15th February 2005

Rock 'n' roller JERRY LEE LEWIS is following in late pal RAY CHARLES' footsteps by bringing his famous friends together for a new album. The GREAT BALLS OF FIRE singer has invited SIR MICK...

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Gabriel + Aretha Join Forces To Sing Sharon's Song

14th February 2005

PETER GABRIEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, WYCLEF JEAN and LINDSAY LOHAN are joining forces for yet another tsunami relief benefit record, which is being co-produced by SHARON STONE. The movie star has co-written the single, COME...

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Boyd Unaware Of Beatles

4th February 2005

GEORGE HARRISON's ex-wife PATTIE BOYD had no idea who THE BEATLES were when she first met him. The pair met and fell in love on the set of 1964 Beatles movie A HARD DAY'S...

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Osbourne Credits Cowell For Tears In Heaven Idea

4th February 2005

SHARON OSBOURNE and SIMON COWELL have learned to put their petty quarrels behind them for the good of tsunami aid charities. Osbourne admitted on MTV show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE yesterday (03FEB05) that it was...

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Clapton A Dad Again

3rd February 2005

Guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON is celebrating after becoming a dad for the fifth time - at the age of 59. The LAYLA star - whose four-year-old son CONOR tragically died in 1991 after falling...

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Osbourne Relocates Recording

25th January 2005

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE was forced to rearrange recording sessions for her tsunami charity single TEARS IN HEAVEN, because of snow storms blasting America's eastern coastline. The 52-year-old has joined forces with arch-rival SIMON...

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Former Stereophonic Hides From Bandmate

24th January 2005

Fired STEREOPHONICS drummer STUART CABLE hid from the band's frontman KELLY JONES to avoid bumping into him at a gig on Saturday (22JAN05). Cable was sacked from the Welsh band in September 2003 over...

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Ure Found It Hard To Contain Himself Around Clapton

24th January 2005

Rocking with guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON got BAND AID creator MIDGE URE so excited he "orgasmed". Former ULTRAVOX frontman Ure got the chance to play guitar with his hero Clapton backstage at the TSUNAMI...

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Stars Rock Over $19 Million (Gbp10 Million) For Tsunami Victims

23rd January 2005

Music stars including ERIC CLAPTON, THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS and CHARLOTTE CHURCH raised more than $19 million (GBP10 million) for the Asian tsunami relief, at a concert in Cardiff, Wales last night (22JAN04). Crowds...

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Stars Enter The Studio For Osbourne's Tsunami Song

20th January 2005

LATEST: Pop stars SIR ELTON JOHN, PINK, ROD STEWART and actor ROBERT DOWNEY JR are teaming up in the studio today (20JAN05) to record SHARON OSBOURNE's tsunami charity single. The eclectic group - who...

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Church Prepared To Beg For Cardiff Tsunami Gig

18th January 2005

CHARLOTTE CHURCH is so desperate to help victims of the south east Asian tsunami, she was prepared to beg organisers of a fundraising concert in Wales to let her appear. The VOICE OF AN...

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Church Missed Tsunami

13th January 2005

Teen singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH is relieved she cancelled her Christmas (DEC04) holiday to the Maldives, because she would have been on the islands when the tsunami hit. Church and boyfriend KYLE JOHNSON has booked...

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