Unfortunately Eric Clapton has cancelled his performance for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert next week to undergo a minor medical procedure for gall stones. He will spend time recuperating at home in the UK and is very sorry to disappoint the fans and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Smokey Robinson is celebrating 50 years in music this year and has achieved legendary status as a singer, songwriter and producer. His new album is "Time Flies When You're Having Fun." When Smokey performs live tonight on Later With Jools Holland, he'll be joined by another legendary musician, Eric Clapton! Later With Jools Holland airs live on BBC 2 tonight at 10PM. The show repeats in an extended version on Friday nights.
The concerts celebrating the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are right around the corner on 29 and 30 October at the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. There has been a change in the guest lineup for 30 October, the evening Eric Clapton is scheduled to perform. Van Morrison is no longer a guest on the show. Buddy Guy will now be performing. Other special guests for Friday include Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck, Jerry Lee Lewis, Annie Lennox and Lenny Kravitz.
Renowned graffiti artist John "Crash" Matos will have a solo gallery exhibition of his original painted guitars from 25 October to 9 November 2009 at The Showroom NYC. A pioneer of the graffiti art movement, Crash has painted several Fender Stratocasters for Eric Clapton. The Fender Custom Shop also commissioned the artist to paint 50 Stratocaster custom shop guitar bodies. Crash executed these works between 2004 and 2007, chronicling them in a series of online articles for Modern Guitars Magazine.