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Slowpen: Eric Clapton’s Songwriting

Most of us would be content playing guitar as well as Eric Clapton during his Cream years. But Clapton was yearning for more as an artist. He left Cream in search of his creative destiny, and while he failed to find it in Blind Faith, he felt the right path beneath his feet when he struck up a friendship with Mississippi native Delaney Bramlett and joined Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. Bramlett loved Clapton’s playing, of course, but encouraged …
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Eric Clapton “The 1970s Review” f/ exclusive interviews, rare footage on DVD March 11

In 1968, Eric Clapton was at a crossroads. A virtuoso lead guitarist and the crown prince of heavy rock, with Cream he had quickly risen to the very pinnacle of popular music’s hierarchy. Yet his exposure to the work of …
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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 Brings World’s Greatest Guitar Stars To Cinemas This Summer

Bringing the ultimate guitar concert featuring the most legendary guitarists in the world to select U.S. movie theaters, NCM Fathom Events and Crossroad Concerts LLC present “Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013” on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. (local …
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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 Hits Theaters Aug 13, New Trailer Released

Tickets are now available for the one night cinema event of “Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013”! The concert film experience will be coming to nearly 500 select U.S. Theaters on August 13th. Check out the brand new trailer (Below)! …
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10 Best Eric Clapton’s Sideman Recordings

The most famous gig Clapton held before Cream was as guitar foil to John Mayall in the supremely influential British band the Bluesbreakers. It was there that Clapton was tagged “god” and played his role in the canonization of the Gibson Les Paul Standard. But everybody knows about the Bluesbreakers and their famous eponymous “Beano” album, right? After all, Clapton’s interpretations of “Steppin’ Out” and Freddie King’s “Hideaway” became litmus tests for the era’s up-and-coming blues pickers.
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Eric Clapton at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Eric Clapton is above judgment. How do you measure a guitar player who is widely recognized as the greatest of all time. Once even as “God”. Against himself. Upon first glance at a setlist that features seven cover songs and a slew of acoustic numbers, you may initially prepare yourself for one of Slowhand’s off nights. It turns out that you would have been sorely mistaken. After opening on his Martin acoustic with the touching Hello Old Friend and My Father’s Eyes, the 68 year-old legend broke out the Strat and…
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Beth Hart To Join Jeff Beck at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival In NYC 4-13-13

Jeff Beck has invited much buzzed-about singer Beth Hart to join him onstage at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival on Saturday, April 13 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Beck, who has been one of Hart’s most ardent supporters for …
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The Tale of Eric Clapton’s “Fool” Gibson SG

Eric Clapton has not often played Gibson SGs, but he did in Cream’s 18-month existence from mid-’66 to late-’68. His SG became a trippy-rock icon and helped birth Clapton’s fabled “woman tone.” Here’s the tale of Eric Clapton’s psychedelic “Fool” SG. From Blues Breakers to Cream. Eric Clapton was known for playing a Les Paul Standard in John Mayall’s Blues Breakers but his favorite “Beano” LP was famously stolen from an early Cream rehearsal. To replace it, Clapton acquired an SG. There are…
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Eric Clapton at The Gwinnett Center Arena in Gwinnett, GA

Legendary British rocker Eric Clapton, along with his band, made a stop on his 2013 tour at the Gwinnett Center Arena in Gwinnett, GA, where he performed his hits as well as songs from his latest release, Old Sock. The sold-out crowd stayed on their feet throughout most of the show, cheering and singing along to the well-known songs. Clapton’s U.S. tour continues through April 13th, when he then returns to finish his tour in the U.K. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
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The Big Send-Off: 10 Epic Guitar Outros

A great guitar outro can serve as the musical equivalent of an exclamation point, something to drive home a song in a memorable way. Whether flashy or subtle, the best guitar codas leave an impression that lingers long after the last notes fade. Below are 10 of the very best. “Mr. Crowley” (Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads). Randy Rhoads’ beautiful, classically inspired outro elevated this Ozzy classic into something of monumental proportions. The late guitarist spent hours working on the solo, but remained frustrated…
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Guitar Center Presents The Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection

Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, in partnership with Eric Clapton, proudly announces the launch of the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection. The limited-edition collection will feature five Eric Clapton tribute, replica and signature guitars to be sold in North America exclusively at Guitar Center locations …
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Hear Me Now: 10 of Rock’s Greatest Guitar Intros

Whether it’s an amazing solo, an unforgettable riff or simply a power chord that hangs suspended in the air, a great guitar intro can set the tone for an entire song. Rock history is loaded with great examples – the ten below rank among the very best. Alice Cooper“School’s Out” – Alice Cooper. Founding guitarist Glen Buxton came up with the ferocious opening riff for this classic long before the complete song was actually …
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Musicians Turn Out For 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Last Night

Call the “12-12-12″ benefit show “The Concert for New York City” 2.0. Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at Madison Square Garden, many of the same top musicians came together …
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Eric Clapton Announces New Album and Tour in 2013

Fans haven’t heard much from the legendary Eric Clapton in 2012, but as it turns out, the guitarist is plotting a big 2013. After all, next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the beginning of his lengthy music career, …
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Robbie Robertson’s “Fear Of Falling” Soars To #1 At AC Radio

“Fear of Falling,” the latest single from Robbie Robertson’s acclaimed 2011 album How To Become Clairvoyant
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