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Jack Bruce 50th Birthday Concerts Set for Release

November 12, 2014

In 1993, Jack Bruce celebrated his 50th birthday with an two-day all-star concert featuring Simon Phillips and former Cream bandmate Ginger Baker (both on drums), Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell and guitarists Gary Moore and Clem...

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Eric Clapton Shares Musical Jack Bruce Tribute

October 28, 2014

Following the death of bassist Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton has shared an instrumental ballad called "For Jack" that he recorded in tribute to his former Cream bandmate. The sweet, reflective two-and-a-half minute instrumental finds Clapton...

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Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71

October 25, 2014

Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cream, has passed away, his family confirmed the musician's passing on his Facebook page. He was 71. "It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the...

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Watch: Eric Clapton Talks Hendrix, Cream and Guitars at Home

February 5, 2013

Eric Clapton doesn't sit for interviews too often, but he invited a camera crew to his London home to talk about guitars and test some out. The interview was for the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection, with the guitarist teaming up with Guitar...

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Supergroup Songs to Celebrate 'The Avengers'

May 4, 2012

It's opening day of sure-to-be-blockbuster film The Avengers, which brings together Marvel's mightiest heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and the Hulk to save the world. Each of these heroes begins with their own history...

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Eric Clapton to Sell 70 Guitars From His Collection

December 9, 2010

Eric Clapton is auctioning off 70 guitars from his formidable collection to raise money for his Antigua drug and alcohol rehabilitation center Crossroads. Among the items at the sale — which will also include amplifiers and will take place...

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Jack Bruce Squashes Hope for Supergroup's Return: "Cream Is Over"

April 12, 2010

If you missed Cream's epic reunion shows in 2005, bassist Jack Bruce is the bearer of some bad news. "There's a new story now — Cream is over," Bruce told BBC 6Music, effectively crushing any hope of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio reuniting...

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The Devil and Ginger Baker: The Story Behind Our New Feature

August 12, 2009

Around a year and a half ago, Brooklyn writer Jay Bulger grew obsessed with making a documentary about one of the greatest — and crankiest — drummers to ever walk the earth, Ginger Baker. He moved to Africa and located the onetime member of...

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Fricke's Picks: The Cream of Bruce

September 16, 2008

Jack Bruce was a superstar for just two years — as one-third of Cream, with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker — from the summer of 1966 until the fall of 1968. But as a solo artist, collaborator and pillar of every rhythm section he has...

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Cream Take New York

October 25, 2005

In May, the pioneering British power trio Cream played their first shows in thirty-seven years at London's Royal Albert Hall. On October 24th, guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker extended their improbable reunion, opening...

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Pete Brown Feels Cream

May 17, 2005

Poet/lyricist Pete Brown, Cream's unofficial fourth member, watched from the audience as guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker played the first of their four reunion concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 2nd. "I was...

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Eric Clapton: Jack Bruce 'A Tremendous Inspiration to Me'

October 26, 2014

Following the news of Cream bassist Jack Bruce's death at the age of 71, countless tributes have poured in for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, including remembrances from his former band mates like Eric Clapton. "He was a great musician and...

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Q&A: Ginger Baker on Why 'the Rolling Stones Are Not Good Musicians'

October 11, 2013

Former Cream drummer Ginger Baker's life has changed since he starred in the 2012 documentary Beware of Mr. Baker. He moved to England with his wife and teenage daughter after decades of living on a South African polo ranch with 38 horses. He also formed...

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The Genius and Terror of Drummer Ginger Baker

December 4, 2012

The second-best rock documentary of the year, after the poignant comeback story Searching for Sugar Man, is that film's wild opposite: a stranger-than-fiction portrait of the heroically talented, thoroughly misanthropic drummer Ginger Baker. Beware of...

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This Week in Rock History: Cream Breaks Up, Madonna Nude Pics Surface

July 11, 2011

This week in rock history, Eric Clapton announced the end of Cream, Smokey Robinson left the Miracles, Chuck Berry went to jail, Live Aid raised millions for Africa and nude photos of Madonna surfaced in the media. July 10, 1968 – Eric Clapton...

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Santana Plays Woodstock for First Time Since '69

July 19, 2010

Halfway through his show Saturday night in Bethel, New York, Carlos Santana paused to reminisce in front of 15,000 fans. "Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Sly Stone," he said. "All of us who were here remember the magic. Only love can conquer hate. This is...

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The Devil and Ginger Baker

August 20, 2009

"Fuckin' hell!" Ginger Baker shouts at the South African sunrise. His ritual morning curse complete, the 69-year-old drummer for Cream takes a deep pull on his morphine inhaler and throws his body back into the leather recliner where he spends the majority...

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Cream's Jack Bruce Starts Feud With Led Zeppelin 35 Years Too Late

November 5, 2008

Jack Bruce of Cream recently unleashed some harsh words about Led Zeppelin, airing some grievances to the press at a recent award ceremony by saying "Fuck off, Zeppelin, you're crap." "Everybody talks about Led Zeppelin, and they played one fucking gig...

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Jack Bruce Wants More Cream Reunion Gigs

July 28, 2008

Cream bassist Jack Bruce says that he and Eric Clapton will meet up with drummer Ginger Baker on October 3rd when Baker is given Zildjian's Drummers Achievement Award at the Royal Albert Hall in London. As for another possible reunion for the "Sunshine...

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Cream Brew Up N.Y. Shows

September 7, 2005

On the heels of their triumphant four-night stand in London, Cream have scheduled an encore -- on U.S. shores. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rock trio -- guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker -- will play three nights...

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