Before Blind Faith -- before Cream, even -- an attempt was made to create a group around Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood.
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 for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
On Monday (Jan. 28), Eric Clapton announced that he is putting out a new album, 'Old Sock,' on March 12. Apart from the track listing, not too much other information has been available about the project. However, on Wednesday (Jan. 30) Clapton revealed the many guest stars who will appear on the record.
There's nothing better at a concert than hearing the lead singer say something like, "We'd like to bring out a special guest to help us out tonight." You can feel the excitement in the venue as the crowd tries to figure out who will appear from the wings, knowing that you're getting something special and unique.
It has been nearly 50 years since Steve Winwood burst onto the music scene as a member of the Spencer Davis Group in 1965. In that time the 16-year old British kid who could sing and play keyboards like Ray Charles has evolved musically through stints with Traffic, Blind Faith and his own very successful solo career.
Roger Daltrey continues to do what he can to make sure the kids are all right.
On March 28, Daltrey performed Who and solo material as the headliner for a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit show at London's Royal Albert Hall. And he wasn’t alone: The concert’s impressive list of guest musicians included Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, as well as Steve Winwood and Paul Weller.
Jeff Beck is set to receive the 2011 Living Legend Award at the seventh annual Orange Amplification Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony, which will take place Wednesday (Nov. 9) in Camden, England. Steve Winwood will be honored with the Union Maestro Award, while a slew of artists from AC/DC to the Who are among nominees for the Roll of Honour's various annual fan-voted awards.