Eric Clapton may have the most impressive résumé in rock ‘n’ roll history, having played in the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluebreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos. He’s also racked up a solo career that spans more than 40 years and includes a pair of No. 1 albums, a No. 1 single and guest spots on records by his famous friends. Through it all, he’s carved out a reputation as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, a student of traditional music who helped spearhead the blues-rock movement of the late ‘60s with his fiery leads and clear tone. On his best work – early records by the Yardbirds, Cream’s brief catalog, the Dominos’ one album and even solo albums like ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’ and ‘Slowhand’ – Clapton has proven to be a team player whose sharp guitar skills naturally gravitate toward the spotlight.
Eric Clapton Found New Motivation in His Protest Songs
Guitarist says he hadn’t been “socially involved” with his own shows until pandemic woke something “dormant” within him.
Listen to Eric Clapton's New Song 'Heart of a Child'
Clapton's new single offers warnings about media influence.
Eric Clapton's Management Issues Statement About Bootleg Lawsuit
Musician reportedly no longer "[intends] to collect the costs awarded to him by the court."
Eric Clapton’s New Single Co-Written by Vaccine Skeptic
"Heart of a Child" arrives Dec. 24.
Eric Clapton Wins Court Case Over $11 Bootlegged CD
Woman who listed 1980s concert CD for sale online claimed she did not know she was violating copyright.
When Eric Clapton Began Backing Away From the '80s on 'August'
Co-producers Phil Collins and Tom Dowd pulled guitar legend in different directions on 1986 LP.
Eric Clapton Accuses 'Rolling Stone' of Running a 'Slur Campaign'
Guitarist slammed magazine in new interview with anti-vax advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Eric Clapton's COVID Song Ended Friendship With Robert Cray
He's now part of a growing list of acquaintances who've stopped talking to the guitar legend.
Eric Clapton, 'The Lady in the Balcony': Album Review
Guitarist and band mostly unplug for quarantine-inspired set of covers and favorites.
When Eric Clapton Felt ‘Insulted’ by Eddie Van Halen, Brian May
They hoped Slowhand would enjoy his ’Star Fleet Project’ dedication - but he didn’t.