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Video: Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers Band Perform "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad" from 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 — the CD and DVD/Blu-ray souvenir of Eric Clapton's latest star-studded charity concert, which took place in April at New York City's Madison Square Garden — was released Tuesday, November 19.

GuitarWorld.com has posted several performances from the DVD (See RELATED CONTENT to the left), and we've got a good one for you today.

Check out Clapton's live version of "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad," a song that appears on Derek and the Dominos' classic 1970 album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. As a bonus, Clapton performs the track with the Allman Brothers Band and trades licks with Derek Trucks.

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 contains five hours of performances and includes 45 songs by Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer, Blake Mills, Keith Richards, Robert Cray and many more.

The second video below is an official teaser clip from the DVD.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

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 (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.