Life in 12 Bars
Release Date: June 8, 2018
About the Album
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
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Eric Clapton has teamed up with Van Morrison on a new track protesting public health restrictions in the United Kingdom. “Stand and Deliver” is performed by Clapton and written by Morrison and is the fourth protest song the Irish singer-songwriter has released in recent weeks. “I’m not telling people what to do or think, the … Continue reading Eric Clapton and Van Morrison Release Anti-Lockdown Song
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band will hit theaters February 21st. The authorized documentary, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, chronicles the story of The Band with a focus on Robertson – from his young life, to the creation of the group, to touring with Bob Dylan, and finally … Continue reading Watch the Trailer for The Band Documentary ‘Once Were Brothers’
A previously unreleased recording of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” has been revealed in anticipation of the group’s forthcoming box set Goodbye Tour Live 1968. The track was recorded at California’s Oakland Coliseum Arena on October 4, 1968, just weeks ahead of the band’s final show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Listen in the player … Continue reading Listen to a Previously Unreleased Recording of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love”
Eric Clapton will honor his friend and former bandmate, Ginger Baker at a special tribute show on February 17, 2020, at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The event is billed as Eric Clapton and Friends: A Tribute to Ginger Baker, and will pay homage to the late musician’s legendary career including Clapton and Baker’s seminal work together … Continue reading Eric Clapton to Honor Ginger Baker with Special Charity Show