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Akon Tops European Singles Chart

27th November 2006

AKON is celebrating after his collaboration with EMINEM, SMACK THAT, jumped straight to the top of the European singles chart. The track has kept big name competition off the number one spot - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE...

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Replicas Of Clapton's 'Blackie' Guitar Available

24th November 2006

Limited edition replicas of ERIC CLAPTON's famous 'Blackie' guitar are available for fans to buy - if they have a spare $24,000 (GBP13.5 million). The legendary guitarist bought Blackie for $300 (GBP170) in 1970. The...

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U2/Green Day Collaboration Tops Euro Chart

21st November 2006

U2 and GREEN DAY are celebrating the news their collaboration THE SAINTS ARE COMING is the number one single in Europe. The Saints Are Coming is a tribute to New Orleans, Louisiana and attacks US...

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The Things They Say 3373

18th November 2006

"When I was struggling with the Seventies guitar-hero hype, he was the light in the darkness. He led me to another path, of finding integrity in the groove." ERIC CLAPTON has high praise for his...

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Clapton Fears He Won't Be Able To Persuade Cale To Tour

17th November 2006

Guitar great ERIC CLAPTON fears his next tour will be limited to California and surrounding states - because they're the only places he'll be able to convince new collaborator JJ CALE to play. Clapton, who...

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Clapton's Daughter Launches Solo Career

15th November 2006

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON's daughter RUTH is launching a solo singing career. The 21-year-old is the result of a brief relationship Clapton had with her mother YVONNE KELLY while he recorded on the Caribbean island...

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Clapton Love Letter Goes On Sale

6th November 2006

A letter written by a heartbroken ERIC CLAPTON to an ex-girlfriend will go under the hammer later this month (21NOV06). The letter, written by a 16-year-old Clapton to an art student girlfriend, reveals the guitar...

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Clapton Tries To Dodge Guitar Legend Tag

4th October 2006

ERIC CLAPTON became so stressed by his status as a guitar great he turned to drink and drugs to lower people's expectations. The multi-Grammy-winning artist rocketed to fame with 1960s supergroup CREAM but soon became...

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Clapton Unimpressed By Industry Accolades

4th October 2006

ERIC CLAPTON refuses to take his status as a rock god seriously, and insists he takes all the accolades lavished upon him over the years "with a pinch of salt". The multi-Grammy-winning guitarist may have...

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Clapton's Talent 'Declining'

4th October 2006

Rock great ERIC CLAPTON was stunned when he watched footage of himself on his 1997 blues tour, because he found he was a far better guitarist then than he is now. The 61-year-old LAYLA star...

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The Things They Say 3046

4th October 2006

"I mean, there was a time when the first thing I'd look for in a hotel room was the minibar. And I'd empty it within half an hour. And then, 'What am I gonna do...

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Clapton Misses Cocaine - The Song

3rd October 2006

ERIC CLAPTON has overturned his pledge never to play COCAINE live again - insisting the song can now be seen as an anti-drug tune. The former drug and alcohol addict stopped performing the track, written...

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Hollywood Producer Bing Saved Lonely Lewis

27th September 2006

JERRY LEE LEWIS was shocked when Hollywood producer and ELIZABETH HURLEY's ex-boyfriend STEVE BING tracked him down in rural Mississippi and begged him to record an album of duets. The 70-year-old was living as a...

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Fans To Help Make Clapton Documentary

26th September 2006

Documentary makers are urging ERIC CLAPTON fans to send in bootleg footage of the prolific musician. The footage will be used in a new DVD anthology of the LAYLA guitarist, and the producers are promising...

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Sick Clapton Cancels Concert

24th September 2006

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON was forced to cancel his concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan last night (23SEP06) after developing a sore throat. The veteran rocker's world tour kicked off last weekend (16SEP06) and is set to...

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Clapton's Ex-wife To Publish Memoirs

23rd September 2006

ERIC CLAPTON's ex-wife LORI DEL SANTO is writing a book about the loss of their son CONOR. Four-year-old son Conor tragically fell to his death from the 53rd floor of a New York City skyscraper...

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Impressed Mayer Tries To Copy Clapton's Style

18th September 2006

Rocker JOHN MAYER was so impressed with new pal ERIC CLAPTON's fabulous wealth during a recent visit to his English country retreat he foolishly started trying to live like the British guitar great. Mayer and...

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Clapton And Cale Team Up On Record

15th September 2006

ERIC CLAPTON has teamed up with JJ CALE for the first time on record after making hits of the blues great's tunes. Clapton enjoyed great success with Cale's COCAINE and AFTER MIDNIGHT and now he...

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Clapton Suffering From Tinnitus

12th September 2006

Guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON has developed the hearing problem tinnitus after spending years playing in front of blaring speaker stacks. The SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE rocker wishes he could go back and turn down the...

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Clapton Has No Plans To Reunite With 'Scrapping' Bruce And Baker

12th September 2006

Rock icon ERIC CLAPTON has no plans to reform 1960s supergroup CREAM again because his bandmates JACK BRUCE and GINGER BAKER struggle to see eye-to-eye. The BADGE hitmaker performed with Bruce and Baker for sold...

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Clapton Received Letter From Dead Son After Funeral

10th September 2006

Veteran rocker ERIC CLAPTON received a letter from his dead son just hours after the four-year-old's funeral in 1991. The LAYLA guitarist was mourning CONOR, who died after falling from the 53rd floor of a...

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Preston's Friends Call On Radio To Play Birthday Tribute

1st September 2006

Friends of BILLY PRESTON are determined to make sure the late soul star is remembered on what would have been his 60th birthday tomorrow (02SEP06) - by urging US radio stations to play his last...

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Crow Wants A Romance 'Like Her Parents'

14th August 2006

Rocker SHERYL CROW will remain unmarried until she's convinced she can emulate the relationship her parents have. The singer split from fiance LANCE ARMSTRONG earlier this year (06) and has had past romances with ERIC...

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Jerry Lee Records Duets Album With Famous Friends

9th August 2006

JERRY LEE LEWIS has become the latest ageing star to announce plans for an album of famous duets. The GREAT BALLS OF FIRE singer, 70, has recorded a string of favourite tunes with MICK JAGGER,...

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Harrison's Charity Super Concert To Be Remembered

31st July 2006

Late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON's landmark Concert For Bangladesh is to be remembered at the New York venue where it took place on its 35th anniversary. Harrison's widow, OLIVIA, will attend a ceremony tomorrow (01AUG06) at...

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Clapton's Russian Gig Cancelled

30th July 2006

Rock star ERIC CLAPTON has been forced to cancel a planned gig in Moscow's Red Square, after Russian authorities refused to grant him a permit. The WONDERFUL TONIGHT singer had been possession of an official...

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Jazz Star Holland Sells Piano For Charity

28th July 2006

British jazz star and TV presenter JOOLS HOLLAND is selling his celebrity-graced piano for charity. The Yamaha GT7 has been used to accompany a host of musical greats including ERIC CLAPTON, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and...

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Blues Star's Guitar For Sale At $5 Million

25th July 2006

The guitar used by blues legend ROBERT JOHNSON could sell for more than $5.4 million (GBP3 million) when it goes on sale on a memorabilia website. Johnson - dubbed the father of rock 'n' roll...

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Boyd Nervous About Love With 'Grown-up Man'

11th July 2006

PATTI BOYD is terrified she will have to find love with a 'grown-up man' after splitting up with her partner of 14 years, because she was previously married to rock gods GEORGE HARRISON and ERIC...

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Clapton's Shocking Love Letter From Dead Son

11th July 2006

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON received the shock of his life days after the funeral of his four-year-old son - a love letter from the tot. Little CONNOR wrote "I love you" on a scrap of paper...

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