Eric Clapton

Bobby Whitlock Talks Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Rock’s Golden Era

The number one issue interviewing a rock-legend like Bobby Whitlock is where to begin. Whitlock was an important player with such noted groups and musicians as Delaney & Bonnie, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Derek & The Dominoes during the ’60s and ’70s. Whitlock is still going strong at 67. He’ll hit the road in September with wife CoCo Carmel on their “The Just Us Tour 2015,” featuring 11 all-acoustic shows....

B.B. King, the Heart and Soul of Mississippi Delta Blues, Dies at 89

B.B. King, the son of a Mississippi sharecropper and early gospel singer who picked up a guitar at 15 and spread Mississippi delta blues world wide over his long career, has died from an illness related to diabetes. He was 89. From his humble beginnings he helped revolutionize music with his soulful singing and guitar picking. Artists from Elvis Presley to some of the 1960s guitar gods” Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Keith Richards, to name a few, all drew inspiration from delta blues....

George Harrison: A Look Back at His Career on His 72nd Birthday (video)

George Harrison was unquestionably the Beatle I really wanted to meet. Who could forget his early songs like “Taxman” and “Blue Jay Way,” or his lasting contribution to human rights. He would have been 72 today had he survive lung cancer that took his life in 2001 at the age of 58. I met John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, but Harrison eluded me. He was full of intrigue and complexity and almost dared you to like him. His brilliant 1970 Concert For Bangladesh set the standard for charity shows. Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Jim Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis, Klaus Vorman, half-of Badfinger, Ringo, Billy Preston and horn-men Tom Scott and Jim Horn were there, led by George....

Jack Bruce of Supergroup Cream Debuts First New Album in Decade

Jack Bruce is probably best known as the bass player for ’60s supergroup Cream, with drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. But his 1969 solo album is one to remember. Bruce largely went under the radar in the early ’70s, but he resurfaced for a Cream reunion tour in 2005. Now, he has a brand new album, his first in a decade. ...

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Fest Hails 2013 as Year of the Comeback

After 2013′s great musical comebacks from the likes of David Bowie, Elton John and Paul McCartney, I’ve been listening pretty much non-stop to an album that came out in 2013′s last quarter under the auspices of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival 2013. It was recorded in April of last year and features among others, John Mayer, Jeff Beck, the Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, Steve Cropper and Vince Gill....

Alvin Lee, '60s Guitar Virtuoso of Woodstock, Ten Years After, Dies

Alvin Lee, who was a guitar virtuoso by the age of 13 and rode the British invasion during the 1960s with the band Ten Years After, has died from complications arising from surgery. He was 68. Lee may not have been as popular as contemporaries like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, but his skill on the guitar ranks him among the era’s guitar gods....