Most stints in rehab take place secretly, or at the very least privately. Then there was Eric Clapton’s famed Rainbow Concert, which served as an all-too-public, one-night cold turkey of sorts proclaiming the legendary guitarist's resurgence from the dire depths of heroin addiction – goosed along by some well-intentioned celebrity friends.
This year, Eric Clapton has released both a DVD from his most recent Crossroads Guitar Festival and a Deluxe Edition of his best-selling 'Unplugged' album. Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser have teamed up with Rhino to give three lucky winner both of these sets.
The first part of the '70s was tough for Eric Clapton. In addition to becoming so infatuated with his friend George Harrison's wife that he recorded an entire album about it (Derek and the Dominos' classic 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs'), he was deep into a heroin addiction that would temporarily sideline him.
They both come from England, and they both got their start in the '60s. Today, their combined influence stretches far and wide. Eric Clapton takes on the Faces in the semifinals round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.
Robert Plant and Eric Clapton are two of the stars who will perform at a tribute concert for Bert Jansch, guitarist for the influential British folk-rock band Pentangle who died in 2011. The show will take place at London's Royal Festival Hall on Dec. 3.
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.
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.
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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