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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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Eric Clapton’s Signed Amp Fetches Big Bucks at Auction

Eric Clapton’s vintage valve amplifier recently sold on eBay for over 2,000 British pounds  — the equivalent of about $3200 US dollars. That may sound like a lot, but since this Radford STA 25 Series III is a classic and signed and dated by a 19-year-old Clapton, it’s a true collectors’ piece.

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Old Rock Star Songs

It's true. We're not getting any younger. Neither are our favorite singers and bands. While I think it's great that my childhood favorites continue to tour and perform, like the Eagles, Eric Clapton, and Neil Diamond, I think they should change some of the lyrics to their songs to reflect their maturity. Fortunately for me Tim Hawkins has already updated some of those Classic Hits!

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George Harrison Book And Documentary Coming Soon

It seems the world still can't get enough of the Beatles. A new illustrated book on the fab four's George Harrison’s life, “Living in the Material World: George Harrison,” will be published by Abrams

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Tribute Concert For George Harrison Released Digitally

The tribute concert Eric Clapton organized after the death of George Harrison has finally been released digitally. The “Concert for George” was held November 29, 2002, and featured Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney

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Clapton Guitar Sells For $30,000

A replica of a prized Eric Clapton guitar that duplicates the cigarette burns and belt buckle scratches found on the original has sold for $30,500 at a New York City auction. Proceeds from yesterday’s sale will benefit a drug and alcohol treatment center Clapton founded

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