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Eric Clapton Vs. Hawkwind – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

Eric Clapton Vs. Hawkwind
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In one of our more bizarre pairings in the November 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election, we find two highly influential entities from the glory days of British Rock that are from totally opposite sides of the fence: Eric Clapton and Hawkwind.

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Eric Clapton Collects Rare ’70s Material for Box Set

Eric Clapton
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Eric Clapton fans with a little extra cash lying around will have a chance to relive God's mid-'70s glory days this fall with a sprawling six-disc box set that collects rare, remastered and unreleased cuts.

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Eric Clapton’s ‘Unplugged’ Gets ‘Expanded and Remastered’ Treatment

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 - Day 1 - Show

Eric Clapton's landmark 1992 'Unplugged' album will soon be getting a new look. 'Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered,' a two-CD/DVD set that builds upon the original release, will be available on Oct. 15.

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Eric Clapton Cancels Tour Dates Due to Back Pain

Eric Clapton
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The next time Eric Clapton adds Cream's 'World of Pain' to his set list, it should take on a little extra added meaning.

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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival Highlights Include Keith Richards, Allman Brothers Band

Eric Clapton Keith Richards
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The Allman Brothers Band closed out the opening night of Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival on Friday (April 12) with a titanic six-song set, highlighted by 'Whipping Post.' Not to be outdone, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones then dropped by for Saturday night's festival finale.

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Eric Clapton to Play Acoustic Set at Crossroads Guitar Festival

Eric Clapton
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Eric Clapton may have said that he's going to give up touring when he turns 70 in 2015, he's still interested in changing things up now and then. Sources say that he has a few surprises in store during his Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden later this month.

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Top 10 Eric Clapton Guitar Solos

Eric Clapton
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Eric Clapton’s guitar skills have been so revered that “Clapton is God” was once spray-painted on a wall in London. In tribute to his holiness – the lord of the Les Paul, the sultan of the SG, the sovereign of the Stratocaster – we offer this tribute of the Top 10 Eric Clapton Guitar Solos.

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Top 10 Eric Clapton Solo Songs

Eric Clapton
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Eric Clapton, as the title of his 1989 album spells out, has been one of rock's busiest journeymen since the early-'60s, when he helped form the Yardbirds. Throughout his 50-year career, the ace guitarist has done time with John Mayall's Bluesb

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10 Most Successful Lineup Changes

Brian Jones Mick Taylor
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There are plenty of classic bands who would love to say that they engineered one of the most successful lineup changes in rock history. But the fact is that a key lineup change (whether it's due to drugs, death or "creative differences") can severely alter a band's sound

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Derek Watkins, Trumpet Player for the Beatles, Eric Clapton, James Bond + More, Dead at 68

Derek Watkins
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If you've seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you're familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also sat in with Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John and more during a nearly 50-year career. Watkins died on Friday (March 22) after a two year battle with cancer.

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