Life in 12 Bars contextualizes Eric Clapton’s role in contemporary music and cultural history. Told through his own words, it reflects on his traumatic childhood, his difficult struggle with drugs and alcohol, the loss of his son and how he always found his inner strength and healing in music. It features extensive interviews with Clapton himself, along with his family, friends, musical collaborators, contemporaries and heroes – including late music icons B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison. Directed by Oscar winner Lili Fini Zanuck.
Eric Clapton is the only ever three-time-inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is an 18-time Grammy Award winner and widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time. But behind the scenes is restlessness and tragedy. Clapton’s quest to grow his artistic voice left fans surprised as he constantly quit successful bands. His isolated pursuit of his craft, and fear of selling out, served as a catalyst for his evolution as an artist.
Bonus Features: Eric Clapton and Lili Fini Zanuck in conversation with Jools Holland
Check out Eric Clapton performing “Christmas In My Hometown,” a track off of his first holiday album, Happy Xmas. This performance video was recorded for his TV Special A Clapton Christmas which features a sit-down interview with Eric Clapton and producer Simon Clime, plus two performance videos and two music videos. Happy Xmas is Clapton’s 24th … Continue reading Watch Eric Clapton’s “Christmas In My Hometown” Video and Christmas Special
Helios Console (Image: Bonhams Auctions) A significant piece of rock music history is going up for auction next month. Bonhams Auction House has revealed that they will be taking bids on a console which was used to record portions of Led Zeppelin’s IV including “Stairway To Heaven.” This unique console is actually an amalgamation of … Continue reading Studio Desk Used to Record Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” Going Up For Auction
Eric Clapton has revealed the music video for his beautiful new song “For Love on Christmas Day.” The tune is featured on the guitarist’s recently released Christmas album, Happy Xmas. The new album is, somewhat surprisingly, Clapton’s first ever Christmas album and it mixes recognizable holiday classics such as “White Christmas” with lesser-known unique titles, … Continue reading Watch Eric Clapton’s New Christmas Video “For Love on Christmas Day”
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