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New Clapton Interview By David Fricke

on July 21, 2014 - 7:34am

In the July 31st issue of Rolling Stone magazine, senior editor David Fricke talks to Eric Clapton about his new album, heading back to the studio this August and hanging up his guitar for good. Clapton tells Fricke he decided to record his homage to JJ Cale while flying to the U.S. for Cale's memorial service. As the interview ranges further from the The Breeze - out at the end of this month - Clapton talks about the state of his songwriting, the music he's listening or not listening to, the future of the guitar and retiring from the road.

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Johnny Winter Dies

on July 17, 2014 - 9:45pm

Legendary American blues guitarist, Johnny Winter, passed away 16 July, in a Zurich hotel room.

Born in Texas in 1944, the guitarist formed a band with his brother, Edgar Winter, in their teens. By 1960, he had recorded his first singles as Johnny and the Jammers. Discovering the blues, Johnny played and recorded with Texas R&B outfits through the 1960s steadily building his reputation as a guitarist.

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on July 6, 2014 - 9:37pm

Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale) Deluxe Edition CD Box Set and Special edition 4 LP set are now available for pre-ordering from Surfdog Records. The Breeze has performances of beloved JJ Cale songs by EC, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks, Don White and others and is named for Cale's 1972 single “Call Me The Breeze.” The deluxe CD and special LP sets are available only from Surfdog Records. visit the shop at to pre-order.

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Eric Clapton Featured On Johnny Winter's New Album Step Back

on July 4, 2014 - 7:03am

Johnny Winter releases perhaps his greatest album on September 2, 2014 on Sony/Megaforce Records! Step Back features an amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon.

From Johnny's legendary three Grammy-winning producing albums for Muddy Waters, to his Woodstock performance, to playing Madison Square Garden with Janis Joplin to playing with Jimi Hendrix (with Hendrix on bass), Johnny Winter walked with greatness... and continues to walk with greatness on his new album, Step Back.

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Pre-order The Breeze

on July 1, 2014 - 4:23pm

Deluxe Edition Box Set & Special Edition 4-LP Set of "The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)"

Watch the video to check out all that’s inside each of these sets:



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