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‘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.

Gimme Five: Guitarist Bill Frisell’s collaborations outside of jazz

Gimme Five: Guitarist Bill Frisell’s collaborations outside of jazz

Bill Frisell’s appearance last Saturday with Marianne Faithfull at Paris’ New Morning club was another reminder of the jazz guitarist’s often underrated affinity for pop and rock music.

Nektar – A Spoonful of Time (2012)

When you saw that Nektar was working with Billy Sherwood — a guy whose Rolodex needs its own boarding pass — you might have guessed that an all-star album was on the way courtesy of Cleopatra Records. You would have been right.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Eric Clapton

As Eric Clapton puts the finishing touches on a scheduled 2012 release — again produced by frequent sideman Doyle Bramhall II, who also helmed the well-received Clapton a couple of years ago — we reached back for a few old favorites.

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.”

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2011: Live and Reissues

Live albums and reissue projects often do much to shape the broader idea we have about a musical legacy, and this year was no different — with impressive sets devoted to Ray Charles, the Beach Boys, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and the Smiths

Ginger Baker – Horses & Trees (1986, 2011 reissue)

Ginger Baker – Horses & Trees (1986, 2011 reissue)

Fusion in the most complete sense of the word, Ginger Baker‘s all-too-brief Horses & Trees melds jazz, funk, world music, electronica, reggae, hip-hop and something noiser still.

Something Else! Playlists: Denny Laine and Wings

Denny Laine — Fab, one time removed? — will forever be the other guy in Wings, the Paul McCartney-led 1970s successor band to the Beatles. Even if that belies Laine’s important earlier contributions to the Moody Blues (“Go Now,” a Wings concert staple), his occasional takeout moment with Paul’s band (in particular on 1978′s London Town), a batch of interestingRead More