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Eric Clapton Makes Millions In Guitar Sale

Eric Clapton has raised a staggering $2.2 million (£1.5 million) for charity by selling off his guitar collection.The rock legend announced back in December (10) that he would be auctioning off more than 70 of...

Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees 2011 Announced

Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Tom Waits and Darlene Love will be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame.The annual crop of five musical acts will be added to the US institution...

Clapton's Guitar Sale For Rehab Clinic

ERIC CLAPTON is hoping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his rehab clinic by selling off dozens of his guitars and amplifiers.The legendary rocker is putting more than 70 instruments up for auction,...

Eric Clapton Set To Release New Album

Guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON is set to release his new album 'Clapton' on 28th September 2010, his first since 2006's 'The Road to Escondido', a collaboration with JOHN CALE. The record is the musician's 19th...

Anniversary Of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Death

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, the legendary blues guitarist, died 20 years today when his helicopter crashed in Wisconsin. On August 30th 1990 - three days after the tragic accident - Vaughan was buried close to his...

Sheryl Crow Recalls 'Alien' Cancer Battle

Sheryl Crow says having cancer treatment was like facing an "alien spaceship".The musician overcame breast cancer in 2006 and she has vivid memories of the radiotherapy she underwent and her battle against the illness.And Sheryl,...

Clapton To Continue Crossroads Guitar Festival

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON delighted fans at his Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday (26Jun10) by declaring the 2010 event would not be the last.The guitarist had previously announced Chicago's star-studded line-up, featuring...

Beck: 'Clapton And I Aren't Best Friends'

JEFF BECK insists he and tourmate ERIC CLAPTON won't be hanging out after shows - because they have an awkward relationship.The two guitar greats have signed up for six joint shows this year (10) after...

Best Guitarist Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest electric guitarist of all time.The 'All Along The Watchtower' star topped a list compiled by Time magazine, beating renowned musicians including Slash, BB King, Keith Richards of the...

Clapton Rules Out Another Cream Reunion

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...

Grohl Called In To Replace Clapton's Drummer

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...

Clapton: 'Shooting Helps Social Skills'

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...

Clapton's Guns To Be Sold At Auction

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...

Clapton To Feature On Buddy Guy Album

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...

By on 12 June 2008

Clapton Loves Normal Life In Columbus

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 -...

Clapton Was High + Paranoid On His Wedding Day

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...

Clapton Sacked Ghost Writer

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...

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

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...

Country Star Nichols To Perform At Anna Nicole's Funeral

Country star JOE NICHOLS will perform at ANNA NICOLE SMITH's funeral later this morning (02MAR07) in the Bahamas. Nichols will perform his song I'LL WAIT FOR YOU and Smith's favourite tune WINGS OF A DOVE...

Clapton's Ex-wife To Publish Memoirs

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...

Clapton's Russian Gig Cancelled

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...

Clapton Headlines Pro-hunt Concert

PUBLISHED IN 2006 ERIC CLAPTON has agreed to headline a controversial seven-hour concert supporting the Countryside Alliance in its fight to lift the ban on fox hunting in the UK. The TEARS IN HEAVEN hitmaker,...

Western Music Banned In Iran

Western music has been banned from radio and TV stations in Iran, by President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD. GEORGE MICHAEL, ERIC CLAPTON, THE EAGLES and KENNY G have traditionally been popular in the Islamic state....

Mayall Gets Obe

British blues legend JOHN MAYALL has become the latest celebrity named in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's birthday honours list. The guitar great, who was a mentor to PETER GREEN and ERIC CLAPTON, has been named...

Hurley's Ex Credited With Saving Jerry Lee Lewis

The father of LIZ HURLEY's son DAMIAN is being credited with saving rock 'n' roll legend JERRY LEE LEWIS' life after signing him up to record a new covers album with a number of rock...

Clapton's Torment Over Harrison Death

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON was stunned when his pal GEORGE HARRISON died of cancer in 2001, because he wasn't aware the former BEATLE was in such bad health. The LAYLA singer regrets their friendship suffered...

Humble Bob Dylan Turned Clapton Off Drugs

BOB DYLAN helped fellow rocker ERIC CLAPTON realise how pointless his drug-taking lifestyle was when the British guitarist saw his hero relaxing at the legendary WOODSTOCK festival in 1969. Clapton was a self-confessed "drug-crazed...

Bono Pays $1,500 To Get Forgotten Hat

U2 rocker BONO loves his trilby hat so much he's paid a whopping $1,500 (GBP1,000) to have it flown to Italy. The absent-minded ONE singer was panic-stricken when he discovered he had left his...

Sheryl Crow Dumps Toyboy

Sexy singer SHERYL CROW has dumped her toyboy lover JOSH CHARLES just two months after showing him off at New York's GRAMMY AWARDS - because she doesn't want to have his babies. The 41-year-old...

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