Major rock tours used to have really cool names, but now it seems it’s just dates, times and places. All the cool names have gone to the music festivals, like the Crossroads Guitar Festival.
Eric Clapton is about to embark on his 2013 tour, with the first show coming up on March 14th at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix Arizona, with North American dates running through mid-April.
The final two shows of the American tour will culminate at New York’s Madison Square Garden, April 12 and 13th, during the 2013 edition of the Crossroads Guitar Festival.
The tour then moves across the ...
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Guitarist David Gilmour just turned 67 years old, so I won’t say he actually celebrated his birthday, because at that age you probably just don’t care about parties anymore!
However, here is another Pink Floyd milestone to consider…the band’s landmark album ‘Dark Side of the Moon‘ was released forty years ago this month!
The Dark Side of the Moon was an immediate success, topping the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for one week. It subsequently remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums ...
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Guitarist and singer Alvin Lee passed away this morning, leaving behind a musical legacy that spans fifty years and more than twenty albums. He was a founding member of the blues/rock band Ten Years After.
The following announcement is posted on his website alvinlee.com:
With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure.
We have lost a wonderful much loved father and companion, and the world has lost a truly great and gifted musician.
Jasmin, Evi and Suzanne
Alvin Lee and Ten Years After scored the radio hit “I’d Love To Change The World,” but ...
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Eric Clapton is releasing his 21st studio album next week, titled Old Sock, which features two new original songs “Every Little Thing” and “Gotta Get Over.”
Old Sock was produced by Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Simon Climie. The new album is a collection of some of Slowhand’s favorite songs, presenting a wide range of classics from J.J. Cale, Peter Tosh, Hank Snow, Lead Belly, Otis Redding, and George Gershwin.
The new album features longtime collaborators Steve Gadd on drums, Willie Weeks on bass and Chris Stainton on keyboards, along with special guests JJ Cale on backing vocals and guitar on ...
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Activist, artist, Beatle, father, guitarist, husband, poet, singer, songwriter…
Arrived on Earth October 9, 1940
Departed way too soon, December 8, 1980…
His music, songs and spirit live on and on…
From Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)…”
So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young
A very Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear.
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