Eric Clapton

The Worst COVID-19-Related Songs Of 2020

By Alyson Camus | December 28, 2020

cashing in on a deadly pandemic

The Worst Music-Related Moments Of 2020

By Alyson Camus | December 22, 2020

2020 sucked, there’s no doubt about it

Phoebe Bridgers Disses Eric Clapton, Why?

By Alyson Camus | August 20, 2020

‘The lyric used to be, ‘we hate Eric Clapton’


By Alyson Camus | September 17, 2017

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play a series of gigs at the Hollywood Bowl


By Alyson Camus | September 11, 2017

A very busy week in Los Angeles

Jam Today: Saturday, September 9th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | September 9, 2017

I went to pay my respects…

Live Through This: rock nyc Concert Picks 9-4-17 – 9-10-17

By Iman Lababedi | September 3, 2017

A beneficent farewell

Eric Clapton At Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 20th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 22, 2017

a beneficent farewell

Eric Clapton At Madison Square Garden, Sunday, March 19th, 2017, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | March 20, 2017

an enjoyable evening but not quite what it used to be

Live Through This: rock nyc concert picks 3-20-17 – 3-26-17

By Iman Lababedi | March 19, 2017

We won’t see his kind again

Eric Clapton At Madison Square Garden, Friday, May 1st, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 2, 2015

Trotting out the same set he was been playing for the past year, last night at Madison Square Garden, in celebration of his 70th birthday, when playing God Clapton still had godlike tendencies, but when going rural on our ass he sure wasn’t

10 Songs: Friday, May 1st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2015

Them Changes – Eric Clapton And Stevie Winwood – Buddy Miles monster riff is given an electric run through by Stevie on keyboards and soul slamming vocal and when there is a whole, Clapton throws in gorgeous blues licks so everything is covered at all time, and the horns handle the riff – A-

Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of April 27th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 25, 2015

So Eric Clapton has been talking about retirement for a year now and these two nights celebrating his 70th birthday sure has the feel of a sirens call. Clapton is one of the blues greats and when I saw him maybe two years ago, he hadn’t lost anything. Indeed, he was better than the well dressed popstar of the 1990s. The only thing stopping me buying one of these shows, Friday and Saturday at MSG, is I am worried the Rangers, who just made it to the second round, are gonna force Eric to move the dates. So I am waiting. If they don’t, I’m there.

Glyn Johns At High Fidelity, Sunday November 16th 2014

By Alyson Camus | November 19, 2014

this guy has recorded with about everybody in the music business, from The Rolling Stones to the Who, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, The Beatles, the Kinks, the Clash,… basically there is a great chance that the classic song stuck in your head right now, was recorded by Glyn.

Eric Clapton To Play Seven Nights In London, Can New York Be Far Behind

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2014

Seven days is the sort of figure that sounds like someone is making sure everybody gets one last chance to see him and if he plays at MSG and does, three maybe four nights, you can kinda count him out and more is the pity. What a great guitarist, what an incredible career.

10 Songs: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 5, 2014

Kisses For Breakfast – Melissa Steel – Already a hit in the UK, this is a huge summersmash in some alternative world, in this world it is a pop reggae move, a sort of warm Caribbean caress of a track that missed its window of opportunity, with dance Hall great Popcaan toasting – A

That Was The Week Of July 28th, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2014

It is not every day a live performance changes instantaneously from a non believer to a fan, and it is not that I think Hurray For The Riff Raff were actually that great, they weren’t bad but not that great, but the songs revealed their stickiness and suddenly you could hear just how strong the riffs in the riff raff were. Blake Shelton was a blast

UK Top 10 Albums 8-9-14

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2014

This is a real rarity, a better album than a single chart. From Coldplay to Clapton to Petty to,,, Guetta? The album is two years old!!! Still there isn’t one, well maybe “X” but no more than one, bad album in the lot, and Ed is more disappointing than lousy.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of July 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2014

This is the price of music overload: I know in theory both Hurray For The Riff Raff and Wreckless Eric are among the best albums of the year, I just can’t find the time to give them the attention they deserve, so they are relegated and filed away.

10 Songs: Friday, August 1st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2014

Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Ol’ Dirty Bastard – this has the addictive kick of the Sugarhill Gang, and which nobody would claim ODB was Wu Tang’s greatest rapper, nobody came close to his mix of aggression and self-deprecation, and let this be exhibit A – Grade: A

Be Here Now: Snap Shot Reviews of New Album Release 7-29-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 29, 2014

Eric Clapton And Friends – The Breeze (An Appreciation Of JJ Cale) After the dire Old Socks, this coulda have been a disaster, but it isn’t, what it does is place Cale out of the “Cocaine” one hit wonder category and into the basic blues canon with some of Clapton’s greatest acoustic warm glow performances since Ocean boulevard rising to the occasion – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases Week Of July 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 27, 2014

Sure, you think it is either Petty or Lewis for album of the week but I’ve heard em both and they both are, not terrible, but certainly not great. So I’m gonna put my money on Eric Clapton and his JJ Cale covers album. Is that a mistake? I will have to live with it.

Direct Currents Up Coming Releases

By Iman Lababedi | June 28, 2014

A new Sia is always good news, a new Manic Street Preachers we’ve been waiting for all year, Clapton taking on the late JJ Cale, Tom Petty hopefully in Southern accents style, Van Dyke Parks (not on Spotify no doubt),. The second week in September is killer: Robert Plant, Loudon Wainwright III, Ryan Adams and Karen O.

That Was The Week Of 12-9-13 That Was

By Iman Lababedi | December 16, 2013

The surprise release of Beyonce couldn’t have been better timed, new albums have slowed to a crawl and the only knock out punch last week was Claptons ’74 – ’75. The new Beyonce may be as great as 4, certainly it is the best r&b album of the year.

Eric Clapton's "Give Me Strength – The '74 '75 Recordings" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 13, 2013

Over the 17 tracks on CD One, it doesn’t deviate, it is a gorgeous, melodic, warm summer evening of an album, too hot to bother fussin’, Clapton lays back and plays the blues . The ten tracks that make up the original album are not better played than the additional 7, but they are better songs.

Hear Ye: What rock nyc Is Listening To 12-12-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2013

God Rest You Metal Gentlemen – Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi – Not only is this a timely reminder that, yes, in fact, Dio was in a league all his own, but it is a crackerjack classic brought to a ridiculously mature and powerful testament to Christmas – B+

Hear Ye: What Rock NYC Is Listening To 12-11-13

By Iman and hel | December 11, 2013

From Morrissey to Mel theres always a guy willing to croon. But when you add Childish Gambino and A$AP Rocky there could well be a knife fight and my money is on them.

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases 12-10-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2013

Give Me Strength Sessions ’74-’75 – Eric Clapton – The sessions from one of the great albums of the 1970s, a height of spirituality and passion Clapton has never come close to before and since and anything that adds to the story including a 1974 concert, is more than welcome – A

Eric Clapton's "Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 22, 2013

Where is BB and Robert Cray playing “Sweet Little Sixteen”. Indeed, where is Albert King, Cray and Clapton performing “Everyday I Have The Blues” or Buddy Guy’s showstopping “Don’t Let The Doorknob Hit You… not here that’s for sure.