It was a shame when the Crossroads left the Chicago venues and headed to the East coast, mostly because I was unable to go. I did, however, pick up the Blu-ray as soon as it came out and I was not disappointed. The music is amazing, the talent unbelievable, and as expected it turned out to be a rare night of great performances.
Most of here in Chicago were disappointed when Eric Clapton announced that he was not going to do the infamous Crossroads Guitar Festival here and instead move it to New York. (Insert sad trombone sound here). As a result, many of us were not able to attend this amazing concert full of legendary musicians. Good News my friend, the Crossroads Guitar Festival movie is coming to theaters!
Eric Clapton is enough of a music veteran to know rock rule #13 – There is no retiring in rock and roll, however he has decided that the time has almost come to retire from the road.
“So the idea is I'm taking a leaf out of JJ [Cale]'s book: When I'm 70, I'll stop. I won't stop playing or doing one-offs, but I'll stop touring, I think." Said Eric Clapton to Rolling Stone.
Now, considering that Mr. Clapton will turn 68 years old this march, his current tour might very well be your last chance to see him.. “on tour”. He simply doesn’t like the travel.
Eric Clapton released special anniversary editions of his iconic Slowhand album this week – and along with it a very cool Facebook “Fender Tweed Amp” Application (app).
You already know what an amazing album “Slowhand” is, but perhaps you don’t know about all the cool extras that come in the deluxe anniversary issue. Well, then that is exactly what the cool new Tweed amp app is all about.
Here is where you can see it for yourself: http://www.facebook.com/ericclapton/app_403401889736798