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Eric Clapton Ponders Retirement As The Stresses Of Touring Bring Him Down

It’s tough, travelling the world to entertain hundreds of thousands of people at sold out venues, especially when you’re approaching 70. And that’s something guitar legend Eric Clapton is slowly starting to realise.Eric Clapton might...

Eric Clapton Quits Touring

Eric Clapton is quitting touring.The 69-year-old guitarist finds travelling ''unbearable'' these days and he worries about becoming ''embarrassing'', but he won't give up music completely.He said: ''''The road has become unbearable.''It's unapproachable, because it takes...

Eric Clapton Apologises For Storming Off; Fans Miss One Song, Demand Refunds

Eric Clapton has apologised for storming off at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, while fans of the rock legend have demanded refunds on their tickets – some of which cost up to £125 – despite missing just...

Eric Clapton Apologizes To Concertgoers For Walking Out Of Glasgow Show

Eric Clapton was forced to apologize to his fans for walking out of a concert in mid-performance.The rock legend left the sold-out crowd at Glasgow's SSE Hydro very angry after by storming off the stage...

Steve Winwood To Hit The Road With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Former Traffic and Blind Faith star Steve Winwood is heading back out on the road with another rock legend after teaming up with Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart for tours in 2009 and 2013.This time,...

Adam Clayton Was 'Out Of Control' Before Rehab

Adam Clayton credits Eric Clapton for his decision to seek treatment in rehab.The U2 rocker, who has struggled with depression since he was a teenager, admits that his addiction to alcohol took a serious toll...

Eric Clapton Honouring Late Pal J.j. Cale With New Tribute Album

Rocker Eric Clapton has recruited pals Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and John Mayer for tracks on a new tribute album to honour late singer/songwriter J.J. Cale.The Wonderful Tonight hitmaker has arranged for an all-star line-up...

Ed Sheeran Slams Backstreet Boys For Not Playing Hits

Ed Sheeran has hit out at the Backstreet Boys for playing new music at their reunion shows instead of classic hits. The 'Sing' hitmaker slammed the 90s US boyband - made up of Brian Littrell,...

Stars Remember Rock Royalty Jj Cale: Social Media Explodes After Songwriter's Death

The legendary singer/songwriter JJ Cale passed away in a California hospital on Friday (26 July) after suffering a heart attack at his nearby home, leaving behind a legacy that wont soon be forgotten. The Grammy-winning...

Legendary Singer/songwriter Jj Cale Dies, Aged 74

The legendary artist JJ Cale passed away on Friday 26 July, an announcement made on his official website stated earlier this week. The man behind the Tulsa Sound, which blended blues, rockabilly, and country music...

Remarkable Singer-songwriter Jj Cale Dies, Aged 74

JJ Cale, the infamous songwriter and musician responsible for Eric Clapton’s After Midnight and Cocaine, died yesterday (Friday, July 26) at the old age of 74, Reuters reports. Cale, who had a respectable performing career...

A Week In Music, Manic Street Preachers Get Nostalgic, Dj Muggs Returns Solo And Thom Yorke Throws A Spotify Strop

A week in music videos... Manic Street Preachers teamed up with Richard Hawley for the nostalgic title track from their upcoming new album 'Rewind The Film'. It has that classic Preachers mix of anthemic melodies...

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival To Delight Fans In Cinemas [Trailer & Pictures]

For those of you who didn’t manage to get to Crossroads – Eric Clapton’s guitar-fest – you needn’t fear, as the legend himself will be taking footage from the festival and making it available to...

Cher Ranks Tom Cruise In Top Five Best Lovers

Cher says Tom Cruise is one of the best lovers she's ever had.The pop diva has revealed her passionate romance with the 'Oblivion' actor in the 80s was so unforgettable that she still ranks the...

Hendrix 'Copied' Townshend

Roger Daltrey claims Jimi Hendrix ''copied'' Pete Townshend's original guitar playing style. The Who frontman insists his fellow bandmate is one of the most unique guitar players ever seen, so much so that Hendrix -...

Eric Clapton Cancels Concert In Vienna Following Back Injuries

Eric Clapton has called off his concert in Vienna last night (11.06.13) at the last minute.The legendary guitarist has strained his back causing him to have to pull out of the show at the city's...

Eric Clapton Cancels European Shows

A nagging back injury has forced Eric Clapton to cancel two European concerts.The guitar great was due to perform at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna on Tuesday (11Jun13) and at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle in Stuttgart the...

Eric Clapton's Record-breaking Gerhard Richter Sale Surpassed

Eric Clapton's record-breaking $34.2 million (£22 million) sale of a Gerhard Richter painting has been beaten after a piece by the German artist went under the hammer for $37 million (£23.1 million) on Tuesday (14May13).The...

A Week In Music - Bonobo Builds On Steady Career, Little Comets Supply Astronomical Memories, Palma Violets Return With Raucous Video

Albums of Note... Bonobo, aka Simon Green, may not have found instant stardom in his career but his work is characterised by a steady progress that is reflected in his tracks. North Borders is the...

Eric Clapton Introduces Star Line-up To His Fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival (Photos)

BB King and Eric Clapton jam at Crossroads Guitar FestivalEric Clapton, BB King and John Mayer were among some of genius performers at Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival last weekend.It was a blues infused weekend...

Keith Richards Joins Eric Clapton At Second Night Of Star-studded Crossroads Festival

Keith Richards stunned music fans at Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival in New York on Saturday night (13Apr13) when he stepped onstage for an unannounced jam session.The Rolling Stones star joined his fellow guitar great towards...

Mick Taylor Wants To Play With The Rolling Stones Again

Mick Taylor wants to perform with The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury. The guitarist was in the group from 1969 to 1974 and appeared when they played their 50th anniversary shows in London last year,...

Eric Clapton Edited Book To End Blame Game

Veteran rocker Eric Clapton rewrote his tell-all memoirs after realising he had wrongly blamed friends for his descent into drink and drugs hell.In his 2007 autobiography, the Layla hitmaker detailed his desperate struggle with alcohol...

Eric Clapton: 'I Do My Own Laundry On The Road'

Guitar great Eric Clapton relaxes between gigs whenever he is on tour in America by hitting the local laundromat.The rocker stunned fans in 2011 when a Wenn paparazzo caught him taking care of his own...

Eric Clapton To Stop Touring

Eric Clapton is planning to stop touring when he's 70.The legendary 'Layla' guitarist is planning to quit going out on the road in three years time, as the hassles which come from travelling around the...

Eric Clapton Reveals Details Of New Album Old Sock

Eric Clapton is releasing his 21st studio album on March 12.The musician has announced via his official website that the follow-up to 2010's 'Clapton' will be called 'Old Sock' and feature a collection of ten...

Aspiring Guitarist Wanted For Eric Clapton Festival

A contest has been launched to find an undiscovered musician to play a live set at Eric Clapton's upcoming Crossroads Guitar Festival in New York.The winning artist will perform in front of thousands of fans...

Out Now: Us Album Releases, Django Unchained Ost Features Rick Ross, Chief Keef Banks On Hip-hop Heavyweight Support, Eric Clapton's Slowhand Revisited

A mixed week for US albums releases; old classics given an airing, a major movie soundtrack launched and hip-hop artists new and old having a stab at chart success. Currently, the top of the US...

Nirvana Set To Return With Paul Mccartney Filling Kurt Cobain's Absence

Nirvana reunification for Wednesday night's special Hurricane Sandy relief concert at Madison Square Garden will see Paul McCartney fill the boots of the late Kurt Cobain. Nirvana's Dave Grohl asked McCartney to join him and...

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