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Eric Clapton Cites Hassles of Travel as Reason He’ll Stop Touring at 70

There's just 25 months left to see Eric Clapton on tour. The legendary guitarist says that he's going to quit the road life when he turns 70 years old because getting from show to show is too much of a pain. "The bit on stage, that's easy," he says before insisting he'll stay active playing around his hometown.

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Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood + More to Guest on Eric Clapton’s ‘Old Sock’

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.

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Eric Clapton Announces New Album ‘Old Sock’ on His Own Label

Guitar legend Eric Clapton is back in action, both on the road and in the record stores. "Slowhand" will release a new album, titled 'Old Sock,' March 12 on his own label, Bushbranch Records.

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Eric Clapton to Jam With Rolling Stones

Folks who shelled out their life savings to attend the Rolling Stones' first concert in London on Sunday (Nov. 25) may have had an incredible time, but they're about to start complaining. Word is that Eric Clapton will be sitting in with the group for tomorrow night's show.

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Eric Clapton 2013 Tour Dates Announced

It's not even December, but already Eric Clapton is looking ahead to 2013. Today (Nov. 19) the legendary guitarist announced a U.S. tour comprising mostly of dates in the South and Southwest. A full list of 2013 tour dates is listed below.

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Eric Clapton, ‘Looking at the Rain’ – Song Review

We're coming up on the Dec. 18 release date of the 35th Anniversary Edition of Eric Clapton's 1977 album, 'Slowhand.' There are five configurations to choose from, depending on how much you love the album; however, all of them feature four previously unreleased songs. One of them, 'Looking at the Rain,' has just been released.

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You Can Hear Chevy Chase Cover Clapton and the Beatles, If You Want To, We Guess

After he left 'Saturday Night Live' but before he cemented his status as one of the most bankable comedy stars of the '80s, Chevy Chase tried his hand at being a solo recording artist -- and if this post marks your introduction to his 1980 self-titled album, you can probably figure out why you've never heard it before.

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Eric Clapton to Mark 35th Anniversary of ‘Slowhand’ With Supersized Re-Release

'Slowhand,' Eric Clapton's most successful '70s album, is being repackaged and re-released this fall, with up to 14 previously unreleased tracks on multiple formats. 2012 is the 35th anniversary of a recording that features many hits that still make his live show today. It will be available on Nov. 26. 

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Eric Clapton Selling Rare Painting Worth Up to $19 Million

British blues-rock legend Eric Clapton probably isn't going to end up in line at a soup kitchen any time soon, even if his music career takes a significant downturn.

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Eric Clapton’s ‘Unplugged’ Album Turns 20

It may not have been a studio record, but Eric Clapton‘s ‘Unplugged’ was one of the most successful releases of his career. The album, released Aug. 25, 1992, turns 20 this year and remains both a timeless representation of his career and an enduring document of a period in time for the guitar great.

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Paul Simon, Eric Clapton Guest on Instrumentalist Jerry Douglas’ ‘Traveler’ Album

He’s one of the most respected instrumentalists in bluegrass music, but more often than not he’s relegated to playing second fiddle (or more likely dobro) to artists like Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss, among others. But with the ‘Traveler’ album, Jerry Douglas is the unifying element within all the songs.

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Classic Album Covers- Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs

Let’s jump in our time machines and take a trip back to June 14th of 1970. Eric Clapton's band, "Derek and The Dominoes," made their live debut in Britain. Clapton got the idea to form the band after they played together on George Harrison's first solo album, All Things Must Pass. They released only one studio album, Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs. It was a bomb when it first came out in November of 1970. Many blame how the band was promoted because it wasn't promoted using Clapton's name. Let’s take a look at Layla and our classic album cover of the day.

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