HBO will broadcast four hours of highlights from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts on 29 November at 8PM ET (US). The shows take place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on 29 and 30 October. Each evening has a different lineup of performers and guests. Eric Clapton headlines night two along with U2, Metallica and Aretha Franklin. Guests that night will be Jeff Beck, Van Morrison and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The publication of the Jack Bruce biography - Composing Himself: The Authorised Biography of Jack Bruce - has been delayed until February 2010 according to the publisher, Jawbone Press.
Audio Fidelity of Camarillo, California is slated to release one of the seminal blues recordings of the 1960s - "John Mayall with Eric Clapton: Blues Breakers" - on 24K gold disc this fall. Audio Fidelity works from the master mix tapes using their proprietary analog to digital converter then etches "real time" onto the disc's glass surface by laser at the manufacturing plant to ensure the highest possible audio quality.
Ronnie Scott's is known to music lovers the world over as one of London's preeminent music venues. 2009 marks the club's 50th Anniversary Year, with the actual anniversary day being 30 October. The club's 50th Anniversary Month schedule has a few of Eric Clapton's musical collaborators headlining shows. On 1 October, Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra kick things off. On 25 October, Eric's Cream bandmate, Jack Bruce is a special guest with Ronnie Scott's Blues Experience.