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Watch Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Perform "Something"

On November 29, 2002, the first anniversary of George Harrison's death, an impressive assemblage of the former Beatle's band mates, family members and buddies gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to his life and music.That event—which was released in 2003 as The Concert for George—featured performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and many... …

Eric Clapton: 13 of His Best Under-the-Radar Solo Songs

Although he carved out his own corner of rock and blues history as a member of the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos, Eric Clapton has had one hell of a career as a solo artist.It's a career that started in 1970, took a hazy little hiatus, then picked up where it left off in the spring of 1974. Since then, Clapton has sold millions of albums... …

Watch Prince Perform Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

On April 21, 2016, the day Prince's death was announced, a YouTube user uploaded a rarely seen pro-shot clip of Prince performing Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love."Although no information was provided with the clip, it is likely the video was shot in late 2002 in Las Vegas, when the song made regular appearances in his live sets. If you happen to know the exact date, please share it in the... …

The Top 10 Guitar-Playing Frontmen in Rock

Even though Metallica's James Hetfield makes it look all too easy, there are countless guitarists who find it challenging to sing while doing anything on the guitar—besides strumming.Some players (myself included) even get bent out of shape when they're asked to provide the simplest of vocal harmonies while playing solos or semi-challenging riffs.Which is why Guitar World has decided to honor... …

Hear Eric Clapton's Isolated Guitar from "Sunshine of Your Love"

Eric Clapton, that guy who (among other things) played lead guitar on Ringo Starr's "Everybody's in a Hurry But Me" in 1983, turns 72 today.Throughout the day, we'll be showcasing several lessons and features dedicated to his influential fretwork with the Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and beyond. And what better way is there to spotlight someone's playing than with an isolated... …

Eric Clapton's 10 Best Guitar Moments

There was a time when the name Eric Clapton meant one thing and one thing only: guitar god.His six-string exploits with the Yardbirds, followed by a pair of mind-blowing 1966 albums—Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton and Fresh Cream—briefly put the passionate young Clapton atop the U.K.’s, if not the world’s, guitar hierarchy.By the late Sixties, he was sharing the spotlight with such rock... …

Review: Eric Clapton Lets His Guitar—and the Blues—Do the Talking at the Garden

In 2015, Eric Clapton said he would not tour any more, even writing in the program for his 70th birthday tour, "I swear this is it, no more.”Happily, he changed his mind and decided to play a limited number of shows this year in New York, Los Angeles and London. On Monday, March 20, he played the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, where he will return for two shows in September... …

Eric Clapton Performs "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Crossroads" at Madison Square Garden

Last night, Eric Clapton kicked off a two-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden.Although we'll have a complete concert review for you soon, you might want to check out a few clips from the show, which also featured appearances by Jimmie Vaughan (who turns 66 today) and Gary Clark Jr., Guitar World's current cover star.In the top clip, Clapton performs Cream's "Sunshine of Your... …

March 13, 1965: Eric Clapton Quits The Yardbirds

Fifty years ago today, guitarist Eric Clapton quit the Yardbirds. It's one of the best things that ever happened, period.Clapton, a self-declared blues purist, thought the band—which included singer Keith Relf, guitarist Chris Dreja, bassist Paul Samwell-Smith and drummer Jim McCarty—was getting too commercial (Um, didn't he later record a duet with Tina Turner and release the ridiculously... …

Get Ready for a New Eric Clapton Documentary, 'A Life in 12 Bars'

There's a new Eric Clapton documentary in the works.The film, Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars, will be distributed by Showtime Documentary Films in North America and rolled out at film festivals later this year. In 2018, it will be shown in select theaters and on TV.The director is Fini Zanuck, who made her directorial debut with 1991’s Rush, a drama that was scored by Clapton.A Life in 12 Bars... …

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