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Coldplay And Russell Brand To Play Secret Policemen's Ball

26th January 2012

Coldplay and Russell Brand are among the stars who've signed up for the annual Secret Policeman's Ball, the benefit fundraiser for human rights organisation Amnesty International. Holding special reverence this year, the group celebrates its...

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Paul Mccartney And Stevie Wonder Back In The Studio

26th January 2012

Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder have collaborated on a new track. The Beatles legend and the 'Superstition' hitmaker - who last worked together on 1982 song 'Ebony and Ivory', which was a number one...

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Fascinating Fact 12719

24th January 2012

Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder make appearances on Paul MCCartney's new album, Kisses on the Bottom.

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Sir Paul Mccartney To Include Wedding Song On Album

21st December 2011

Sir Paul McCartney will include the song he wrote for his wedding day on his new album. The Beatles legend sung a track called 'My Valentine' when he tied the knot with third wife Nancy...

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Listen: Paul Mccartney's New Single Feat Eric Clapton

20th December 2011

It was announced on Monday (December 19, 2011) that Paul Mccartney would return with his first studio album in five years on February 6, 2012. The former Beatle has teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer...

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Sir Paul Mccartney Prepares New Album

19th December 2011

Sir Paul McCartney is releasing an album of cover songs.The legendary Beatles musician has been planning to make a collection of his favourite standards for over 20 years, and finally decided "If I don't do...

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Eric Clapton's Keyboardist Dick Sims Dies

12th December 2011

Eric Clapton's longtime keyboardist Dick Sims has lost his battle with cancer.The musician died on Thursday (08Dec11) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to family members. He was 60. Sims played with Bob Seger and Freddie King...

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Jimi Hendrix Named Greatest Guitarist Of All Time

24th November 2011

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest guitarist ever in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone Magazine. The axe man topped a list that included Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, THE ROLLING STONES' KEITH RICHARDS and...

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Jeff Beck Envies Modern Songwriters

11th November 2011

Jeff Beck is "jealous" of the Arctic Monkeys, Adele and Radiohead's songwriting abilities. The 67-year-old guitarist is envious of many current artists because he claims he doesn't know how to write popular songs in the...

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Jools Holland Receives Music Industry Trusts Honour

8th November 2011

Jools Holland was honoured with the Music Industry Trusts Award last night (07.11.11). The pianist - who previously performed with punk band Squeeze and is also known for his late night BBC2 music show -...

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Fascinating Fact 12073

15th September 2011

Eric Clapton turned wedding singer on Saturday (10Sep11) when he entertained guests at his daughter Ruth's reception. The bride married Dean Bartlett in Surrey, England, where proud dad Clapton walked her down the aisle.

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Clapton Gives Daughter Away At Wedding

12th September 2011

Rocker Eric Clapton beamed with delight on Saturday (10Sep11) as he escorted his daughter to her wedding.The guitar legend drove his daughter Ruth to the ceremony at St Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, England in...

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Petra Ecclestone Wanted 52m House For Dogs

7th September 2011

Petra Ecclestone purchased her £52 million mansion in Los Angeles so her dogs could have more space.The 22-year-old beauty - who bought the property from Candy Spelling, the widow of TV producer Aaron Spelling, in...

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Martin Scorsese To Release George Harrison Documentary

5th September 2011

Martin Scorsese is to return to the music world again as he releases a documentary about the life of George Harrison. The documentary includes previously unseen private letters, home movie footage and personal stories of...

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Heiress Petra Ecclestone Weds In Lavish Ceremony

30th August 2011

Petra Ecclestone has married James Stunt in a lavish ceremony.The fashion designer - whose father is billionaire Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, who is worth a reputed $4 billion - tied the knot with the...

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Harrison's Widow Rallies Stars For Africa Fundraising

28th July 2011

Eric Clapton, Selena Gomez, Enrique Iglesias and Ringo Starr are among celebrities who have teamed up with the widow of Beatles star George Harrison to raise money for the victims of drought and famine in...

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Fascinating Fact 11831

25th July 2011

A yellow Ferrari once owned by rocker Eric Clapton has sold for $106,000 (£66,500) at auction. The rare 2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello, which was bought new by the guitarist, was purchased by a private buyer...

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British M.p. Charges Hacking Scandal Is Being Covered Up

9th June 2011

Tom Watson, a Labor Party member of Parliament, charged on Wednesday that Scotland Yard was attempting to limit its investigation of illegal hacking of voicemails conducted by Rupert Murdoch's London tabloid News of the World...

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Lil Wayne Performs First Hip-hop 'Unplugged' For 10 Years

6th June 2011

Lil Wayne, the multi-award winning American rapper, has performed the first hip-hop Mtv 'Unplugged' gig since 2001.The New Orleans-born rapper taped 'Mtv2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged' in May, the first of its kind since Jay...

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Kate Bush Writing New Album Of Original Material

16th May 2011

Kate Bush, the enigmatic singer-songwriter who releases her new compilation 'Director's Cut' today (16th May 2011), says she is working on a new album of original material. Kate Bush, whose last album 'Aerial' came out...

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Eric Clapton Fulfils Jazz Dreams

9th April 2011

Rock icon Eric Clapton lived out his childhood dreams on Thursday (07Apr11) when he joined jazz star Wynton Marsalis onstage for a special benefit show in New York.The guitarist was a guest performer at the...

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Sale Of Eric Clapton's Beach Home To Benefit Japanese Relief Effort

29th March 2011

A Japanese businessman is selling off Eric Clapton's one-time Venice Beach retreat in California to benefit the survivors of his homeland's earthquake and tsunami disasters.The only private residence designed by celebrated Japanese architect Arata Isozaki...

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Eric Clapton Makes Millions In Guitar Sale

10th March 2011

Eric Clapton has raised a staggering $2.2 million (£1.5 million) for charity by selling off his guitar collection.The rock legend announced back in December (10) that he would be auctioning off more than 70 of...

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Naomi Campbell Admits 'Drugs Are An Allergy' To Her

1st February 2011

Naomi Campbell says "drink and drugs are an allergy" for her.The supermodel has admitted she experimented with cocaine when she was in her 20s and had made it in the fashion industry, and has admitted...

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Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees 2011 Announced

15th December 2010

Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Tom Waits and Darlene Love will be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame.The annual crop of five musical acts will be added to the US institution...

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Clapton's Guitar Sale For Rehab Clinic

9th December 2010

ERIC CLAPTON is hoping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his rehab clinic by selling off dozens of his guitars and amplifiers.The legendary rocker is putting more than 70 instruments up for auction,...

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Clapton Gets Into Hi-tech Recording

6th October 2010

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON is embracing new technology - he used his cellphone to record new songs for his band to learn.The Wonderful Tonight singer/guitarist was creating tracks for his new album, Clapton, when he...

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Neil Young Does Battle With Eric Clapton

28th September 2010

NEIL YOUNG released his new album 'Le Noise' today (September 28th 2010), continuing his prolific recording rate which has seen him release five records in six years. However 'Le Noise' is set to go head-to-head...

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Eric Clapton Set To Release New Album

27th September 2010

Guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON is set to release his new album 'Clapton' on 28th September 2010, his first since 2006's 'The Road to Escondido', a collaboration with JOHN CALE. The record is the musician's 19th...

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Clapton: 'I Hate My Singing'

31st August 2010

ERIC CLAPTON has a big critic of his singing - himself.The guitar great admits he has turned down the volume on his voice on his new album, Clapton, because he wants to sing more quietly....

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