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Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Eric Clapton, born on March 30, 1945, apparently lost all interest in the guitar after having struggled mightily with a cheap, steel-stringed 13th birthday gift. Luckily for us, he picked the instrument up again a couple of years later, beginning a journey that would make him the only thrice inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Long-awaited Jack Bruce solo release to include collaborators from Cream, Spectrum Road

Long-awaited Jack Bruce solo release to include collaborators from Cream, Spectrum Road

Cream legend Jack Bruce’s first solo album in a decade finds him collaborating with Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music/Pink Floyd fame, the Scorpions’ Uli Jon Roth, Robin Trower, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana. Steam a sample of “Fields of Forever” here!

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

For all of their many arguments, accusations and on-stage antics, Cream really broke up because of bad management, bassist Jack Bruce says. Having issued three albums in four years, and toured incessantly through 1968, they simply burned out.

‘Worth whatever grief and stress we may have experienced’: Eric Clapton on Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion

‘Worth whatever grief and stress we may have experienced’: Eric Clapton on Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion

Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion followed just one such similar appearance going back to their 1968 breakup. Eric Clapton remembers the days leading up to that out-of-nowhere musical event with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.

‘I’m a musician who plays music’: Please don’t call Cream’s Ginger Baker a rock drummer

‘I’m a musician who plays music’: Please don’t call Cream’s Ginger Baker a rock drummer

Named ninth-best on Rolling Stone magazine’s drummers poll, and part of the magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists list as a member Cream too boot, Ginger Baker curtly dismisses the idea.

‘It’s a gift that I’ve been given’: Eric Clapton opens up on his lengthy struggles with addiction

‘It’s a gift that I’ve been given’: Eric Clapton opens up on his lengthy struggles with addiction

In talking about Ginger Baker, his band mate in both Cream and in Blind Faith, Eric Clapton ends up going in depth about his own battles with addiction.

‘It will be modern takes on what I do’: Cream’s Jack Bruce set to release first solo project in a decade

‘It will be modern takes on what I do’: Cream’s Jack Bruce set to release first solo project in a decade

Co-founding Cream bassist Jack Bruce, last seen as part of the muscular fusion group Spectrum Road, is set to release a solo album this year — his first since 2003′s More Jack than God.

Gimme Five: Craig Chaquico on “Count on Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Jane,” “No Way Out”

Gimme Five: Craig Chaquico on “Count on Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Jane,” “No Way Out”

Craig Chaquico joins us to talk about key moments from Jefferson Starship and his solo career, including his take on the Albert King-via-Cream classic “Born Under a Bad Sign” from the guitarist’s newly released debut for Blind Pig.

Something Else! Interview: Vernon Reid, of Spectrum Road and Living Colour

Founding Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid is playing a different tune these days – a hard-driving jazz-rock tune alongside an all-star cast of Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman-Santana.

New film focusing on legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker in the works

Cream drummer Ginger Baker will be the subject of an upcoming film, “Beware of Mr. Baker.”