Eric Clapton

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The artwork for Ed Sheeran’s No 6 Collaborations Project.

In 2012, I interviewed Ed Sheeran backstage at Brixton Academy. There was plenty of evidence that his career was in the process of taking off – his al(...)

Dr John: belonged to the pantheon of New Orleans keyboard wizards. Photograph:  Valentin Flauraud/EPA

Mac Rebennack, the pianist, singer, songwriter and producer better known as Dr John, who embodied the New Orleans sound for generations of music fans,(...)

Fedamore House, a 25,000sq ft mansion located 10 minutes from the M7 in Limerick.

It’s not every day you come across a 25,000sq ft (2,275sq m) mansion looming large in the Limerick countryside. A former modest Glebe House has been l(...)

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

Oscar-winning producer Lili Fini Zanuck has clearly put the hours in on this candid biographical portrait of Eric Clapton. Contemporary fans may be a (...)

Eric Clapton’s mental and physical decline in the mid-1970s is hard to watch

The name Zanuck carries weight in the movie business. The producer Daryl F Zanuck, an Oscar winner for All About Eve, was head of production at 20th C(...)

Sam Davidson, John Wilson, Alan Niblock, of John Wilson’s Taste, playing Cork this Friday night. Photograph: Brigitte “Bibi” Lehmann

“Rory despised everything to do with show business – in my time in Taste, we never had any big equipment, no huge PA, no big lighting rigs – it wasn’t(...)

Paul Carrack: “You gotta be happy with what you’ve got and what I’ve got is not too shabby.”

“I wouldn’t have wanted to be famous, I’m sure I wouldn’t have liked it at all. I wouldn’t have minded being filthy rich, but that’s different,” says (...)

‘Phil Collins fandom never took off in the way say, being a Curehead or a metalhead did.’ Photograph: Jean Catuffe/GC Images

When I was in my teens I was obsessed with the defeated music of middle-age. Eric Clapton, Chris De Burgh, Dire Straits – these were my jams. By my 15(...)

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: a bad thing. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

There are less than two months to go before we reach the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The race is on to pen the opening e(...)

Fleetwood Mac in 1968.  From left: Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Jeremy Spencer

Before being introduced to Mick Fleetwood on the top floor of a downtown hotel in Austin, Texas, I’m reminded by his publicist that the 70-year-old dr(...)

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