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Ozzy Osbourne 'Very Happy' Ex-bassist Robert Trujillo Features On New Solo Lp

Ozzy Osbourne is thrilled that his old bass player Robert Trujillo is on his new solo album.Before he replaced Jason Newsted as Metallica's bassist in 2003, the 57-year-old rocker had a stint touring with the...

Ozzy Osbourne Confirms Zakk Wylde Plays On Every Song Of New Lp

Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed Zakk Wylde plays guitar on the entirety of his new record.As well as guest spots from the legendary Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and his Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi, the heavy...

George Harrison Was Almost Sacked By The Beatles And Replaced By Eric Clapton

The Beatles almost sacked George Harrison and planned to replace him with Eric Clapton after the guitarist temporarily left the band.The news comes from unearthed interviews with band member John Lennon recorded in January 1969,...

Kenney Jones Says Charlie Watts Was Stones' 'Secret Ingredient'

Late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has been described as the band's "secret ingredient" by his friend, Faces rocker Kenney Jones.Kenney, 72, was grieving just like the rest of the rock community after hearing of...

Eric Clapton Threatens To Cancel Shows Requiring Covid-19 Passports

Eric Clapton is refusing to perform at venues that require gig-goers to prove they've had a COVID-19 vaccine.The 'Layla' rocker has slammed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government's proposal to make all those...

Ed Sheeran's Clapton Guitar Almost Destroyed In A Fire

Ed Sheeran has revealed that a guitar gifted to him by his icon Eric Clapton was almost destroyed in a fire.The 'Bad Habits' hitmaker was inspired to become a musician by the 76-year-old rock god...

Eric Clapton 'Feared He Would Never Play Again' After 'Disastrous Reactions' To Covid Jab

Eric Clapton "feared he would never play again" after suffering "disastrous reactions" to his second COVID-19 jab.The 'Layla' hitmaker has revealed he was "pretty much useless for two weeks" with side effects from the AstraZeneca...

Pink Floyd To Release Live At Knebworth Album With Audio From Historic 1990 Show

Pink Floyd are set to release the audio from their historic Knebworth concert in 1990 for the first time ever.The ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ hitmakers will release ‘Pink Floyd Live at Knebworth 1990’ on...

Sting Launches Interactive Website Ahead Of Duets Album Release

Sting has launched an interactive website as a visual companion piece to his upcoming album, 'Duets'.The 69-year-old musician will release his star-studded LP, which features his iconic collaborations with the likes of Mary J. Blige,...

Signed Guitars Belonging To Liam Gallagher And Eric Clapton Among Sale To Raise Funds For Out-of-work Roadies

Liam Gallagher's Les Paul ‘Studio’ guitar and memorabilia from the likes of Eric Clapton, Nile Rodgers and Florence Welch is set to be sold to raise funds for the production staff and stage crew who...

Sting Duets Album Delayed

Sting has delayed the release of his new album.The Police singer has pushed back 'Duets' to March 2021 due to manufacturing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The record had been set for release on November...

James Bourne Received 'Amazing' Note From Eric Clapton

James Bourne received an “amazing” letter from Eric Clapton about his solo music.The Busted rocker was very proud to receive a message of congratulations from the legendary musician after he released his song ‘Everyone Is...

Eric Clapton Backs Van Morrison's Save Live Music Campaign

Eric Clapton has backed Van Morrison's campaign to Save Live Music.The 75-year-old musician recently launched the campaign to dispute the way the government has handled the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on the music industry,...

Sting Teases Duets Album As Christmas Present To Fans

Sting is set to release a duets album featuring Eric Clapton and more.The 68-year-old musician has teased his new record will be a ''Christmas surprise'' and will feature his previous collaborations with the likes of...

James Bourne's Solo Single Gets Eric Clapton's Seal Of Approval

Busted star James Bourne received praise from his idol Eric Clapton on his debut solo single, 'Everyone Is My Friend'. The 'What I Go To School For' hitmaker has revealed the 'Layla' legend was sent...

Ed Sheeran And Paul Mccartney Among 1,500 Acts Calling For UK Government To Save Live Music

Ed Sheeran, Sir Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, and Annie Lennox are among the 1,500 acts who have signed an open letter calling for the British government to help save the live music industry. The stars...

Eric Clapton: The Era Of The Guitar Could Be Over

Eric Clapton thinks the era of the guitar may be ''over''.The 72-year-old icon is widely known as being one of the most influential guitarists of all time, but he has admitted the instrument faces an...

Rolling Stones Announce First Studio Album In 11 Years 'Blue And Lonesome'

The Rolling Stones have announced they will release their first studio album in over a decade on December 2, titled Blue and Lonesome.The album is comprised of covers of songs by American blues artists, whose...

George Harrison's Beatles Songs To Be Released

George Harrison's previously unheard Beatles tracks are set to be released. The music legend left behind a lot of unfinished material before his death in 2001 aged 58 and his widow Olivia and son...

Bee Gees Manager And 'Grease' Producer Robert Stigwood Dies Aged 81

Robert Stigwood, the former manager of the Bee Gees has died aged 81. The Australian-born music mogul was famed for managing the career of the Gibb brothers, beginning in 1967 when he proclaimed them the...

Carla Bruni To Coach French Soccer Team For Ford

The nation's former First Lady, who famously romanced Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, has teamed up with bosses at U.S. carmaker Ford to star in the new brand-promoting video. Ford France's external...

Hear Eric Clapton On Previously Unreleased Alternate Take Of The Rolling Stones' 'Brown Sugar'

The Rolling Stones have shared a previously unheard version of classic track ‘Brown Sugar’, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar. The alternate take was made public just days before it appears on the reissue of the...

Eric Clapton Gig Flushes Out Kim Jong-un's Estranged Brother

Kim Jong-chul is thought to have been hiding from the public gaze since he was taken out of the leadership succession when Jong-un rose to power in December, 2011. However, in a...

Famous Fans And Friends Pay Tribute To Blues Legend Bb King

Tributes from the wold of music and beyond have poured in for blues legend B.B. King who died on Thursday in Las Vegas aged 89. King will be remembered as one of the pioneers of...

Eric Clapton & Billy Gibbons Add Tributes To B.b. King

The blues icon passed away in Las Vegas, aged 89, and his famous friends and fans have taken to social media to say goodbye. Clapton, who collaborated with King on the 2000...

Eric Clapton Pays Tribute To Bb King

Eric Clapton has led tributes to legendary musician BB King.The 70-year-old singer posted a touching video message on his Facebook page thanking the late guitarist and singer, who passed away in his sleep on Thursday...

Bb King Dies Aged 89

BB King has died aged 89.The guitarist and singer, who was known as 'The King of the Blues' by his fans, passed away in his sleep in Las Vegas on Thursday (14.05.15), his lawyer has...

Bb King Dies Aged 89

BB King has died aged 89.The guitarist and singer, who was known as 'The King of the Blues' by his fans, passed away in his sleep in Las Vegas on Thursday (14.05.15), his lawyer has...

Pete Townshend Rules Out Unplugged Sessions

Dozens of big-name pop stars and bands have appeared on the iconic, stripped-down acoustic series since its launch in 1989, including the Eagles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Sir Paul MCCartney, Eric Clapton, Adele,...

The Rolling Stones Announce North American Tour

The Rolling Stones have announced a North American tour.The band will kick off their 15-date 'ZIP CODE Tour' in San Diego on May 24 before playing in other stadiums around the US, and ending at...

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