Archives for 2010

When Eric Met Elvis

“Who the Hell’s limousine is that?” On a late July evening in 1974, that was Elvis Presley’s reaction to the sight of a long, black limo parked in front of the General Cinema in Memphis–one of Elvis’s favorite spots for personal midnight movie screenings. The limo happened to belong to another superstar rocker who had […]

Eric Clapton to play Yas Island, Abu Dhabi – Friday 11 February 2011

Another date has been added to the 2011 World Tour: Friday 11 February 2011 Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) The National: Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder to play Yas Island

New Bobby Whitlock Autobiography With Foreword By Eric Clapton

A new Bobby Whitlock autobiography has been published. Eric Clapton wrote the foreword. Here is a short synopsis of the book: . Delaney Bramlett died during the course of writing this book and this is the first time that the whole Delaney and Bonnie and Friends story has been told from the inside. . He […]

When Jools Holland Met Eric Clapton – BBC Radio 2 – 25 December 2010

Eric Clapton & Jools Holland 2 november 2010 When Jools Holland Met Eric Clapton – BBC Radio 2 – 22:00 Saturday 25 December 2010 1. Bob Dylan – Here Comes Santa Claus One of Eric’s favorite Christmas Songs 2. Traveling Alone – from “Clapton” A song recommended to Eric by Jimmy Vaughan 3. Lil’ Son […]

YouTube: Eric Clapton – I got the same old blues – live at Prince’s Trust Rock Gala RAH November 17th

WikiLeaks and… Eric Clapton

WikiLeaks cables: Kim Jong-il son’s idol Eric Clapton asked to perform in North Korea The Guardian North Korea asked America to arrange an Eric Clapton concert in Pyongyang, saying that it could help to persuade Kim Jong-il to allow humanitarian aid into the country. A confidential cable dated 22 May 2007 from the US ambassador […]

Bonhams To Sell Eric Clapton’s Guitars And Amps In Aid Of The Crossroads Centre 9 March 2011

Press Release BONHAMS TO SELL ERIC CLAPTON’S GUITARS AND AMPS in aid of THE CROSSROADS CENTRE Bonhams is delighted to announce this landmark auction, which includes over 150 lots from Eric Clapton’s personal collection. The sale will feature over 70 guitars and 70 amps that have helped create Clapton’s legendary sound. This is the first […]

Eric Clapton Tour Dates United States And Canada For The Spring 2011

The tour dates in the United States and Canada for the Spring of 2011 have been announced today: February 25th, 2011 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena February 26th, 2011 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena February 28th, 2011 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena March 2nd, 2011 – San Jose, CA – HP […]

Eric Clapton Performs At Prince’s Trust Rock Gala 17 November 2010

Eric Clapton performed at the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala on 17 November 2010. He was supported by the house band for the evening led by Midge Ure, Mark King and Jools Holland. Eric Clapton Set List: 1. Rockin’ Chair 2. I Got The Same Old Blues (JJ Cale song -“Okie” cd) 3. Little Queen Of […]

Eric Clapton World Tour 2011: Impact Arena, Bangkok 16 February 2011

Eric Clapton will perform a concert in Bangkok on 16 February 2011 at the Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani (Bangkok, Thailand).

RE/P Files: A Production Analysis Of Eric Clapton’s “Layla”

Tom Dowd has participated in as much recording history as maybe anyone around today. During his 28 years in the business, he has recorded and/or produced, among others;, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Herbie Mann, Ray Charles, The Coasters, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, The Young Rascals, The Allman Brothers, Stephen […]

Eric Clapton World Tour 2011: Seoul Added, Tickets On Sale November 23 2010

On Monday, the concert’s promoter Nine Factory announced in a press release that Eric Clapton will be in the Korea for the third time for his concert titled “Eric Clapton Live in Seoul” to be held at the Olympic Stadium on February 20 of next year. Tickets for Eric Clapton’s concert will be available starting […]

Gibson to Reproduce Eric Clapton’s Classic “Beano” Les Paul

Breaking news from! One of the most important guitars in the history of rock and blues music will be released this December: Eric Clapton’s 1960 “Beano” Les Paul. The axe that Slowhand wielded on the classic John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers album Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton — when Londoners were declaring him “God” […]

Interview Doyle Bramhall II

My role with Clapton has changed over the years. In the beginning my role was as a songwriter he was covering my songs and we were writing together, that turned into me opening for him on a couple tours, which then lead to me being in his touring band as his guitar player. A year […]

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 – Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton “Shake Your Moneymaker”

Eric Clapton on “Later… With Jools Holland” Friday 5 November 2010

On Tuesday 2 November 2010, Later… With Jools Holland was broadcasted live for half an hour. Today an extended version was shown with performances from Tuesday’s show along with an additional half hour of music and chat. Setlist 1. Travelin’ Alone (2 & 5 November) 2. Interview (part 1: 2 November) 3. When Somebody Thinks […]

Derek And The Dominos: Layla Gets A 40th Anniversary Release In Different Formats

Derek and The Dominos classic “Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs” will be getting a 40th Anniversary release in March 2011. Ok, so it is late by a few months, but who’s counting! The set will be available in three formats: 1 newly remastered CD 2 2CD Deluxe Edition 3 4CD/1DVD/2LP Super Deluxe Edition Tracklists […]

Eric Clapton plays 2 tracks from “Clapton” on “Later… With Jools Holland”

Eric Clapton played 2 tracks from “Clapton” on “Later … With Jools Holland” tonight. He performed live on the thirty minute broadcast, which also featured Kings of Leon, MIA, Vaccines and Bellowhead. Eric was also interviewed by Jools Holland on the show. Setlist 1. Travelin’ Alone 2. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful The Band Guitar […]

Dr John, Doyle Bramhall II to Play on New Gregg Allman Album

Gregg Allman has revealed the track listing for his first album in 14 years, Low Country Blues. As previously reported, Low Country Blues was produced by T Bone Burnett and is scheduled for release on January 18, 2011 via Rounder. The album will feature appearances by Dr. John and Eric Clapton guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, […]

Eric Clapton’s Guitar Festival 2010 DVD Tracklisting

UPDATE 27 OCTOBER 2010 Crossroads 2010 CD Sampler for the first 500 pre-orders UPDATE 20 OCTOBER 2010 The Best Buy Exclusive Edition adds thirty minutes/five more performances, behind-the-scenes footage plus an interview with Eric Clapton. The tracks on the bonus disc: 01. Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Clark Jr. 02. Everyday Is A […]