Eric Clapton Premieres Jack Bruce Tribute Song, "For Jack"

As we reported over the weekend, former Cream bassist Jack Bruce died Saturday, October 25, at age 71.

Earlier today, his former Bluesbreakers, Powerhouse and Cream bandmate, Eric Clapton, shared a brief instrumental track in honor of Bruce. You can hear the song, simply titled "For Jack," below.

Clapton shared the song via his Facebook page, where he also posted this message:

“He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me.”

On Clapton’s official site, a page was posted offering a few biographical details and a detailed rundown of some of Bruce's major musical works, as well as the multiple occasions the two shared stages and studio time, in and out of Cream.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.