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Clapton Quit Booze After Fishing Calamity

19th December 2007

A fishing mishap finally convinced veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON he needed to seek help for his alcoholism. The Layla star, who quit heroin in the '70s only to replace that addiction with booze, realised he...

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Jagger + Clapton's Ex Dates French President

17th December 2007

A supermodel-turned-singer who once dated SIR MICK JAGGER and ERIC CLAPTON is now romancing French President NICOLAS SARKOZY. Carla Bruni, 39, was photographed with Sarkozy, 52, at the Disneyland theme park near Paris, France on...

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Legends' Guitar Lost In Post

7th December 2007

A guitar signed for charity by rock legends ERIC CLAPTON, BRIAN MAY, JIMMY PAGE and MARK KNOPFLER has been lost in the post. The autographed Fender Stratocaster was set to fetch $40,000 (GBP20,000) at auction...

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Fascinating Fact 4395

30th November 2007

ROBBIE WILLIAMS' hit song ANGELS has been knocked from first to third place in a poll of Europe's top songs played at weddings. The tune has been overtaken by ERIC CLAPTON's WONDERFUL TONIGHT and THE...

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Clapton's Boozy Sex Secrets

23rd November 2007

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON's excessive drink and drug use meant he did not have sex sober until he was into his 30s. The Layla star, 62, who is now teetotal, admits he can barely remember a...

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The Things They Say 6169

14th November 2007

"In the lowest moment of my life, the only reason I didn't commit suicide was that I knew I wouldn't be able to drink anymore if I was dead." Writing in his new book CLAPTON:...

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Clapton + Winwood To Reunite

6th November 2007

ERIC CLAPTON and his former BLIND FAITH bandmate STEVE WINWOOD are reforming to play three shows together next year (08). The live performances - which follow an impromptu reunion between the pair at a...

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The Things They Say 6028

2nd November 2007

"I've always wanted to work with ERIC CLAPTON, but I'm sure he doesn't even know who I am." Country star BRAD PAISLEY sells himself short.

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Bruni Inspired By Dying Brother

30th October 2007

ERIC CLAPTON and SIR MICK JAGGER's former model girlfriend CARLA BRUNI's new album is a poetic tribute to her dying brother. The stunning 39-year-old's new release No Promises, on which she puts 11 of her...

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Sugababes Fend Off Britney

22nd October 2007

The Sugababes have fended off competition from Britney Spears to retain the top spot in the UK singles chart.About You Now, the latest song released by the British girl band, outsold Spears' new single Gimme...

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Clapton Loves Normal Life In Columbus

15th October 2007

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON prefers to spend time at his home in Columbus, Ohio - because he can go unrecognised and lead a normal life. The Layla star, 62, has various houses across the world -...

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Clapton Refuses To Divulge Britney Rehab Information

15th October 2007

ERIC CLAPTON is remaining tight-lipped about whether BRITNEY SPEARS spent time at his Antigua rehabilitation centre, but insists she would have received the best care available if she had attended. The troubled pop superstar was...

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Chart Double For Sugababes

14th October 2007

Pop trio Sugababes have scored an impressive chart double after their new album Change went straight to number one.Their latest single About You Now meanwhile hung on to its place at the summit of the...

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The Things They Say 5843

14th October 2007

"I mean I had an addictive nature and it was there before. It was there in sugar. I mean, I was hooked on sugar from day one as a kid." ERIC CLAPTON is convinced he...

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Clapton Was High + Paranoid On His Wedding Day

13th October 2007

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON spent the morning of his 1979 wedding to PATTIE BOYD so stoned and paranoid he refused to leave his bedroom. As guests like Sir Paul MCCartney and Mick Jagger gathered for his...

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Clapton: 'I Survived Drugs For A Reason'

13th October 2007

ERIC CLAPTON refuses to accept he is "lucky" to have survived years of drug addiction - insisting he was meant to live through his demons. The rocker was a regular and heavy drug user during...

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Clapton Sacked Ghost Writer

13th October 2007

ERIC CLAPTON sacked the ghost writer of his autobiography, after he realised he could do a better job. Clapton reveals all about his life as a rock legend in Eric Clapton: The Autobiography. He tells...

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Clapton: 'I Was A Terror Teen'

11th October 2007

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON will not be investigated by British police after confessing to vandalising public transport as a teenager. The legendary guitarist admitted stealing from shops, destroying the carriages of trains and carrying a knife...

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The Things They Say 5827

11th October 2007

"There were thousands of letters for me to read, written from all over the world. One of the first I opened was from KEITH RICHARDS; it just said, 'If there's anything I can do, just...

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Clapton Begged Jagger To Leave His Girl Alone

11th October 2007

ERIC CLAPTON begged MICK JAGGER not to seduce his Italian model girlfriend in the late 1980s - because he knew the beauty wouldn't be able to resist the ROLLING STONE's charms. Clapton makes the revelation...

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Clapton Reveals The Horrors Of His Son's Death In Memoirs

10th October 2007

ERIC CLAPTON has recalled the heartache of losing his son CONOR in his new autobiography, revealing he had taken the four-year-old to the circus the night before he fell to his death from his mother's...

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Fascinating Fact 4054

6th October 2007

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON is nearly deaf, but refuses to wear a hearing aid....

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Clapton: 'Sibling Rivalry Drove Me To Steal Boyd From Harrison'

3rd October 2007

ERIC CLAPTON stole model PATTIE BOYD away from pal GEORGE HARRISON because he was jealous of the BEATLE's perfect life. The Layla rocker speaks candidly of the famous love triangle between himself, Harrison and Boyd...

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Boyd Pens Rock 'N' Roll Memoirs For Money

30th August 2007

ERIC CLAPTON's ex-wife PATTI BOYD was driven to write a tell-all book about her marriage because she was broke. Former model Boyd - who was also married to former Beatle George Harrison - admits her...

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Boyd Touched By Harrison's Acceptance Of Clapton Marriage

24th August 2007

Rock wife PATTIE BOYD was riddled with regret after ditching her first husband GEORGE HARRISON for his friend ERIC CLAPTON - but was touched when, years later, the former BEATLE told her she'd done the...

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Boyd: 'Clapton Was An Animal'

16th August 2007

ERIC CLAPTON turned into "an animal" and regularly beat his wife PATTIE BOYD after failing to cure his alcohol addiction in rehab. Clapton spent six weeks in a Minnesota rehab clinic in 1982, but the...

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Clapton Hired Look-alike For Driving Test

15th August 2007

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON hired a look-alike to take his driving test for him, according to the rocker's former wife PATTIE BOYD. Recluse Boyd has come out of hiding to promote a new memoir, Wonderful Today,...

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Clapton Rushed Wedding After News Leak

15th August 2007

ERIC CLAPTON was forced to rush his wedding to PATTIE BOYD after his manager leaked the story to win a bet with the drunken rocker. Boyd feared her romance with Clapton was over following a...

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Duelling Guitars As Clapton + Harrison Fought For Boyd

7th August 2007

ERIC CLAPTON and GEORGE HARRISON once staged an angry guitar duel for the love of model PATTIE BOYD. A drunk Clapton turned up at the mansion Harrison shared with his then-wife Boyd one night, after...

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The Things They Say 5295

31st July 2007

"I can't tell, from just listening, the difference between COLDPLAY and U2. They sound the same." Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON doesn't think much of the British and Irish music scene....

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