Both of Eric Clapton's Cream bandmates will be the subject of new books this fall. The first, Ginger Baker's much-anticipated no-holds-barred autobiography hits store shelves on 5 October 2009 from John Blake Publishing. In Hellraiser, the legendary drummer not only takes readers on an extensive musical journey, but discusses his formative years in South London during World War II, his early dreams of becoming a racing cyclist, to his life today on a ranch in South Africa, his love of polo and everything in between.
On 17 September 2009, Eric Clapton will be Bruce Hornsby’s special guest on the new Jay Leno Show in America. The show airs on NBC-TV affiliates around the country from 10PM. The Jay Leno Show premieres 14 September and will feature humor, celebrity guests, topical news and musical performances. Also expected to appear on the 17 September show is actress Halle Berry.
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Where’s Eric! The Eric Clapton Fan Club Magazine launched its newly re-designed companion website on 21 August 2009. The all-new whereseric.com incorporates bold new graphics, more photos and completely new navigational tools. The new site was designed by Kym Ramadge Design (KRD) of Melbourne, Australia.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Celebrates 25 Years with Two October Concerts in NYC - Eric Clapton To Appear
[Updated with additional ticket information] On Wednesday July 22, 2009, Jann Wenner (Founder of Rolling Stone and Chairman, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation) hosted a morning press conference in New York City. Held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in Soho, it was to announce two concerts on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Performing on the 29th will be Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. Eric Clapton will be performing on Friday October 30th along with Aretha Franklin, Metallica and U2. The shows will be packed with guest stars and unique collaborations designed to tell the story of rock and roll. American Express Cardmembers have access to advance tickets starting 9 a.m. on Monday, July 27th. Tickets will be on sale to the general public beginning Monday, August 3rd at 9 a.m.