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Eric Clapton has announced a tribute concert dedicated to Ginger Baker

Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker performing with Cream
Late Cream drummer passed away last month

Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and more sign guitar to raise money for Jerry Donahue

Jerry Donahue
Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton are among some of the names who have signed a guitar to help raise money for guitarist Jerry Donahue. Read more: 20 best folk music albums of all time Donahue, who played with the folk-rock bands Fairport Convention and Fotheringay, suffered a severe stroke in 2016 and has not been able to play guitar since. Banding...

The huge hits that bands have axed from their live shows

As a band, it must be difficult when one of your biggest hit singles begins to drag you down or drive you round the bend. When it suddenly becomes too taxing to perform a particular song; when the very same banger that has catapulted you into fame is suddenly more annoying than being haunted by an ever-present swarm of...

Eric Clapton announces three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall

Eric Clapton has announced details of a three-night residency at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall. Marking his only UK shows of 2019, the guitar legend will take to the capital for a trio of huge shows in May. Following on from recent shows at New York's Madison Square Garden and headlining this summer's British Summer Time at London's Hyde Park,...

Eric Clapton dedicates ‘Jingle Bells’ to Avicii on new album ‘Happy Xmas’

Eric Clapton has announced details on his seasonal "blues tinged" album Happy Xmas, that will include an original track and a dedication to DJ Avicii. The guitar giant's 25th studio album is to be released on October 12 and will include a mix of traditional and lesser known Christmas songs. Clapton's version of “Jingle Bells" is dedicated to "the memory Avicii," the...

These are the stage times and support acts for all of the Hyde Park British Summer Time shows

Kicking off tonight, this week sees Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time take over London's Hyde Park with shows from Roger Waters, The Cure, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, Michael Buble, Paul Simon and many more. Check out the stage times and support acts below. Buy British Summer Time festival tickets here Pink Floyd icon Waters will be kicking things off, before...

Jeff Beck discusses ‘uncomfortable rivalry’ with Eric Clapton

Ahead of a new documentary about his life, Jeff Beck has opened up about his past "uncomfortable rivalry" with Eric Clapton. The new film Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story, covers the guitar legend's entire history - from his teenage days jamming with Jimmy Page to joining the Yardbirds with Beck, solo career and up to the present...

Eric Clapton opens up about health issues and going deaf

Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton has revealed that he's "going deaf" while speaking about ongoing health problems in a new interview. The legendary singer/guitarist is the subject of new documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. Clapton was promoting the film when he opened up about his health during a BBC Radio 2 interview. Confirming that he still plans to perform live, Clapton added: "The only...

Eric Clapton announces massive British Summer Time Hyde Park show

Eric Clapton has announced that he’s returning to Hyde Park next year for a huge British Summer Time Festival show. The guitar icon, 72, will take to the Great Oak stage on Sunday July 8 for his first show in Hyde Park since 2008. He’ll also be joined by an impressive support bill of Steve Winwood, Santana, and Gary Clark Jr. Tickets...