Latest Eric Clapton News - Page 6

Rock Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame Anniversary

22nd July 2009

Music legends BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, U2, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, STEVIE WONDER, METALLICA and ERIC CLAPTON will unite on stage this autumn to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and...

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The Things They Say 12399

28th May 2009

"I'm just a guitar player and a minimal singer." ERIC CLAPTON on his limited talents.

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Clapton: 'Just Ignore Me When I Talk Retirement'

28th May 2009

ERIC CLAPTON has assured fans his frequent retirement talk is nothing more than the frustration of suffering sleep deprivation on tour.The guitar great insists he'll never walk away from recording and performing - even though...

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Clapton Rules Out Another Cream Reunion

28th May 2009

ERIC CLAPTON has ruled out another CREAM reunion, insisting the members of the rock supertrio have parted ways amicably.The guitar great reteamed with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce for shows in London and New York...

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The Things They Say 11895

15th April 2009

"I never took MICK JAGGER seriously. I always thought he was a friend. When he was pursuing me I just thought he was kidding." ERIC CLAPTON and GEORGE HARRISON's ex-wife PATTIE BOYD never fell for...

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Grohl Called In To Replace Clapton's Drummer

15th February 2009

Rocker DAVE GROHL landed his dream job backing SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb09) - because the former BEATLE's regular drummer was on tour with ERIC CLAPTON. The former Nirvana percussionist and...

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Clapton & Winwood Reteam For U.s. Tour

13th February 2009

Former BLIND FAITH bandmates STEVE WINWOOD and ERIC CLAPTON are to team up again for a U.S. summer tour. The two guitar greats played shows at New York's Madison Square Garden in early 2008, and now...

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Guitar Greats Pay Tribute To Fender

9th February 2009

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, KEITH RICHARDS, THE EDGE and ERIC CLAPTON have paid tribute to Fender guitar mastermind LEO FENDER, who was posthumously honoured by the Recording Academy of America during Grammy weekend (07Feb09).Fender, who died in...

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Scottish Singer-songwriter John Martyn Dies Aged 60

29th January 2009

Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Martyn has died at the age of 60, it has been confirmed.The Solid Air musician, who was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List, was born in Surrey but spent...

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Clapton/beck To Headline Japan Shows

6th January 2009

ERIC CLAPTON is set for another return to his supergroup past when he takes the stage with the man who replaced him in the YARDBIRDS, JEFF BECK, in Japan next month (Feb09). After reuniting Cream...

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Fascinating Fact 6575

27th December 2008

Rock fans can own a piece of their hero's history - bracelets made from old guitar strings used by legends including KEITH RICHARDS and ERIC CLAPTON have gone on sale in aid of charity. Staff...

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Clapton: 'Shooting Helps Social Skills'

22nd December 2008

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON is a fan of shooting trips in the countryside - because the outings help him bond with like-minded people. The star is the co-owner of London shop Cordings, a supplier of hunting...

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Clapton Sells Gun Collection

13th December 2008

British rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has earned $659,000 (GBP443,000) from an auction of 13 of his prized shotguns. All of the weapons were engraved with the Cream veteran's initials EPC - and one pair came...

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The Things They Say 10441

4th December 2008

"It was a suit of armour. I did enjoy becoming ELTON. I was so happy to change my name. You know if you're ever going to make a record, you know REG DWIGHT isn't going...

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Fascinating Fact 6449

27th November 2008

ERIC CLAPTON's lavish luxury yacht, Va Bene, was once owned by Formula One motor racing boss BERNIE ECCLESTON....

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Moon And Mercury Named In Dream Rock Band Lineup

14th November 2008

The ultimate rock band would be composed of Keith Moon, Eric Clapton and Freddie Mercury, according to a new survey,A poll conducted on behalf of Guitar Hero World Tour found that the late, great Keith...

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Jimi Hendrix Drummer Mitch Mitchell Found Dead In Hotel

13th November 2008

The British drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mitch Mitchell, has been found dead in his US hotel room.The 62-year-old, the last surviving member of the legendary 60s group, was discovered in the Benson Hotel...

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Fascinating Fact 6170

15th October 2008

Swedish rock guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has joined the likes of CARLOS SANTANA, ERIC CLAPTON and ELVIS PRESLEY in Hollywood's RockWalk after being inducted into the hall of fame on Monday (13Oct08)....

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Clapton's Guns To Be Sold At Auction

9th October 2008

ERIC CLAPTON is selling 13 of his shotguns at auction for an estimated $900,000 (GBP500,000). The 63-year-old took up shooting five years ago and has collected shotguns by some of the great British gunmakers. He...

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Clapton Vows To Help Troubled Soccer Star

23rd September 2008

Reformed rocker ERIC CLAPTON has vowed to help troubled former soccer star PAUL GASCOIGNE beat his addiction to alcohol. The guitarist, who has conquered heroin and alcohol addictions, has offered the English sporting legend the...

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Clapton To Feature On Buddy Guy Album

12th June 2008

Eric Clapton is to lend his slowhand to one of his heroes by appearing on legendary bluesman Buddy Guy's latest album.Guy commands massive respect among his fellow blues and rock musicians, with performers such as...

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Clapton Looks Like A Library Geek, Says Former Wife

9th April 2008

Singer ERIC CLAPTON has lost his cool persona and now looks like a 'library geek' - according to his ex-wife PATTIE BOYD. Boyd was married to the star for nine years before their divorce in...

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Bruni Nude Up For Auction

26th March 2008

SIR MICK JAGGER and ERIC CLAPTON's former supermodel girlfriend CARLA BRUNI's naked body has been declared a "work of art" by New York auction house Christie's. A naked portrait of the stunner, who recently became...

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Clapton + Winwood Offer Blind Faith At First New York Gig

27th February 2008

ERIC CLAPTON turned his Monday night (25Feb08) New York concert into a BLIND FAITH tribute show by performing the entire A-side of the group's 1969 eponymous album with former bandmate STEVE WINWOOD. The duo kick-started...

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Clapton Invited To Play North Korea Gig

26th February 2008

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has been invited by North Korean officials to play a gig in the Communist country - to teach its people about the music of the Western world. The guitar great, 62,...

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Clapton's Presidential Mishap

11th February 2008

Legendary rocker ERIC CLAPTON feared for his life after attempting to go to the toilet on the White House lawn following a charity concert at the Presidential venue. The Layla hitmaker played a gig at...

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Festival-hopefuls Clamour To Register For Glastonbury

1st February 2008

Festival-goers keen to don their wellies and get muddy were logging on to register for tickets for GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL 2008 this morning.To be in with a chance of gaining one of the coveted tickets, festival...

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Clapton Uses Ebay To Sell His Wares

16th January 2008

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON is selling off memorabilia online in an effort to raise funds for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua rehab facility. The guitar great has teamed with online auction site to open a...

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Ringo's Supergroup Brings In The New Year

3rd January 2008

Former BEATLES drummer RINGO STARR joined forces with rock veterans ERIC CLAPTON and PETE TOWNSHEND for a legendary jamming session on New Year's Eve. The rock veterans performed to a small VIP audience at a...

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The Things They Say 6626

24th December 2007

"IKE TURNER could play circles around ERIC CLAPTON, and Eric knows that." Music mogul PHIL SPECTOR in paying his respects to the late IKE TURNER at the rocking bluesman's California funeral on Friday (21Dec07).

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