On July 23, one of two Fender Stratocasters played by Eric Clapton at the Royal Albert Hall for his 70th Birthday Shows in 2015 will be sold by Heritage Auctions on behalf of former Asleep At The Wheel guitarist Johnny Nicholas. The guitar was offered to the family by Eric to help raise money for medical bills when Johnny's wife was diagnosed with Leukemia. Sadly, Brenda Nicholas lost her battle with the disease in mid-June.
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In celebration of the release of “I Still Do,” Fender® and Eric Clapton are giving fans the chance to win an amazing prize package. Fender® will select one lucky winner to get "I Still Do" Vacuum-tube USB + CD Deluxe Denim Box and a Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster guitar. The contest runs from July 1-21 and you need to visit Fender's website to enter. All the official rules are there too.Where's Eric?
Watch it here! Eric Clapton has released a new music video for the Robert Johnson blues classic, "Stones In My Passway." The track is from his new album, I Still Do and was filmed in black and white while Eric and his band were at work in the recording studio.
In his 2004 DVD, Sessions For Robert J, Eric said "Stones In My Passway" is incredibly difficult to play as there's a melody on guitar underneath the vocal melody with different time signatures. For Sessions, he recorded a solo acoustic version.Where's Eric?
Eric Clapton recently sat down with Guitar World to talk about the blues, Robert Johnson, his new album, I Still Do, the gear - old and new - used to record it, and why the lead-off track, "Alabama Women", is one of his top ten songs of all time. Eric also talks about the slide guitar players that influenced him most and reflects on the 50th Anniversary of Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton. The July issue of Guitar World is out now. You can check out an excerpt of the interview on GuitarWorld.com.Where's Eric?