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The Best Solo Songs of the Rock Guitarist, Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton had carved out his own corner of blues and rock history during his band days in Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, and Bluesbreakers. As a result, Eric Clapton is regarded for his career as a solo artist.

He took a hiatus in 1970, which isn’t really a big deal considering that he came back in 1974. Since then, Eric had been capitalizing from his albums selling millions and millions of his albums.

Regardless, his solo effort really bornfruit as he had become one of the most successful rock guitarists. So today we look at some of the best solo songs of Eric Clapton.

Peaches and Diesel

Eric Clapton really did great with his “Peaches and Diesel” that was included in his 1977 album, Slowhand. It was released as a part of his single, and in fact, it was only the B-side, but it’s now being compared to the popular A-side, “Wonderful Tonight.”

Love Comes to Everyone

Love Comes to Everyone has definitely been on everyone’s mind because it’s one of Clapton’s most successful solos.It is an out-and-out cover song that even appeared in the former Beatle’s 1979 album.

With Clapton’s version included in the Back Home album release in 2005, it has become even more sensational.

The Shape You’re In

Of course, Clapton’s final album will be in this list. All of the songs included in his last album, Money and Cigarettes are great.There are engaging songs and some are actually funny. There are even duet songs included on the album.

However, what really stood out was his “The Shape You’re In”.

Lonesome and a Long Way From Home

“Lonesome and a Long Way From Home” is one of Eric Clapton’s songs that belong to his self-titled album. While you may find the screaming background singers and trumpets a little bit annoying, the song is good overall.

There are some fine tunes in the disc including Clapton’s famous Strat tone from 1970.

Hard Times

When Clapton attempted to promote Journeyman in 1989, it resulted in this bluesy Ray Charles cover, Hard Times. Of course, even as a promotional tool, it ended up being a trend at that time. And now, it’s one of the songs that made Eric Clapton what he is now.

Easy Now

Easy Now is perhaps one of the finest songs that Clapton has ever written. Besides the appearance of this song on his debut album, it was also the B-side of “After Midnight.” In fact, music critics such as Scott Floman regarded the song as often overlooked since it should’ve gotten more praise from music enthusiasts.

Travelin’ Light

Since his successful songs have received most of the attention directed to him, such as “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” “Travelin’ Light” wasn’t as popular as it should’ve been. However, it still doesn’t depart from the awesomeness of Eric’s solo songs.

These are seven of the best songs from Eric Clapton. While he’s a guitarist, this only proves that there are no qualifications for being successful as a musician, even if you prefer doing solo songs most of the time.

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Best Guitarists of Rock Bands on Tour This Year

The most important role when it comes to heavy metal or hard rock bands are the guitarists, which usually is played by one to four members.

There are couple important steps to becoming the next Keith Richads. With all the information out there, buying the right guitar is the easiest part. It’s only natural to aspire to be one of them when you learn how to hone your skills in the guitar. Here are the members that play the guitar in bands that will be on tour this 2019.

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KISS

The lead guitarist of KISS is Tommy Thayer, with Gene Simmons as the bassist, and Paul Stanley as the rhythm guitarists. These three roles, bass, lead, and rhythm, is the usual lineup for band guitarists.

Metallica

The lead guitar is played by Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield with the rhythm guitar, and Robert Trujillo, the bassist. Members usually have separate roles, but there are sometimes members with multiple roles.

Aerosmith

Joe Perry plays both the rhythm and lead guitar, which is sometimes played by Brad Whitford. Then there’s the bassist, Tom Hamilton. The lead and rhythm guitar role belongs to two people in case one of them doesn’t make it.

Bon Jovi

The leader, Jon Bon Jovi, plays both the rhythm and acoustic guitar, although it’s not normal for rock and metal bands. Then there’s David Bryan with the pedal steel guitar, another quirky role.

Lastly, Phil X is the substitute for both rhythm and acoustic guitar, for the same reason as with Aerosmith’s.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones’ lineup with guitarists is very flexiblesince two of their members, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, plays rhythm, lead, and bass guitar, while their lead vocalist, Mick Jagger only plays the rhythm guitar.

These are the guitarists that you might end up being a fan of after going to one of their shows. You can either learn from them, learn from other guitar magazines or make them your source of motivation knowing that you can be as good as them.