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Eric Clapton to Play Acoustic Set at Crossroads Guitar Festival

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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45 Years Ago: Buffalo Springfield And Eric Clapton Busted In Topanga Canyon

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On March 20, 1968, a genuine rock and roll all star bust went down. At the home of then girlfriend of Stephen Stills, nestled in the legendary Topanga Canyon of California, members of Buffalo Springfield were getting a little out of hand.

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Eric Clapton, ‘Old Sock’ – Album Review

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There comes a point in most artists’ careers where they just don’t care about making records anymore. Or at least they don’t care about making records that their fans want to hear. They tour sporadically, playing the old songs to pay the bills. And they release new albums every five years or so because they feel it’s something they should do. Eric Clapton got to this point years ago, but on his 21st solo album, ‘Old Sock,’ he settles into not caring like it’s his full-time job these days.

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Weekend Songs: Eric Clapton, ‘After Midnight’

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Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Eric Clapton Streaming Entire ‘Old Sock’ Album

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Fans can now hear Eric Clapton's upcoming studio album in its entirety, one week before it's set to hit stores and digital retailers. 'Old Sock' will feature 10 covers and two originals when it's available on March 12. It's Clapton's 21st studio album.

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Cream to Release Live Triple Vinyl Set for Record Store Day

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Cream have become the latest classic rock act to announce that they will be celebrating Record Store Day on April 20. The famous supergroup will release a three-LP of 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' in an extremely limited run of only 1,500 copies.

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