Eric Clapton will release a new album, Old Sock, on March 12th, marking the guitar icon’s 21st studio record and first since 2010’s Clapton. Due on his own Bushbranch label, Old Sock will include two new originals – “Every Little” and “Gotta Get Over” – and versions of 10 of the guitarist’s favorite songs from throughout his life. The LP also includes several guests: blues legend JJ Cale lends backing vocals and guitar on “Angel,” R&B singer Chaka Khan sings back-up on “Get On Over,” Clapton’s old Blind Faith mate Steve Winwood plays organ on “Still Got the Blues” and Paul McCartney plays bass and sings on “All of Me.” Following the release of Old Sock, Clapton will embark on a U.S. arena tour this spring, culminating with his Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden, which will feature performances from artists including B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr.
Sheryl Crow debuted her new song “Easy” last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which turned out to be more like Matt Damon Live after the actor tied up Kimmel and took over the show. Wearing a Western blouse worthy of the golden age of Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, Crow strummed an acoustic guitar on the rootsy song, backed by trebly electric guitar licks, pedal steel and rich backing vocals on the chorus. The song is the first single from an upcoming album that Crow is calling her “country debut.”
Title: “I’ve Never Seen A Man Cry Before”
Tears of joy: Carter’s dad tells us Daniel wasn’t an overly-emotional friend or relative; he was the groom.
Which means… Yes, Carter, someone probably got a picture.
Possible first dance at Daniel’s wedding: “It’s My Party”
When it came time to book the headlining act for Bill Clinton’s 1993 Inaugural Ball, there was really only one choice: Fleetwood Mac. Their 1977 hit “Don’t Stop” was the theme song of his campaign, and it played virtually anywhere he went during that hectic year. The only problem was that the Rumours-era lineup of the band hadn’t played together in years, and Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood had just gotten into a nasty spat in the press.
Despite all the drama, it proved very tough to turn down an invitation from Bill Clinton, and the Rumours lineup put aside their differences for one night to play “Don’t Stop” at the Inaugural Ball. The song wrapped up with the First Family taking the stage alongside Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry, Warren Beatty, Sally Field and tons of other special guests.
Check out the flashback video here à http://youtu.be/A3JA1nWPFqM