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Eric Clapton lands Jeff Beck and John Mayer for Crossroads Guitar Festival


Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Vince Gill and Brad Paisley will be among the stars joining Eric Clapton onstage at the guitar great's 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival.

The rock legend will be taking the two-day event to New York's fabled Madison Square Garden and he has compiled a stellar line-up for the benefit shows, which raise funds for his Crossroads rehabilitation facility in Antigua.

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B.B. King, the Allman Brothers Band, Citizen Cope, Gary Clark Jr., Keith Urban and Los Lobos have also signed up for the big gigs on April 12 and 13.

It will be Clapton's fourth Crossroads festival since its launch in Dallas in 2004. Two other shows have also been staged in Illinois in 2007 and 2010. Clapton had previously suggested the 2010 bash would be the last, but he subsequently had a change of heart and agreed to keep the festival going.

Nov 27, 2012 2:12PM
What a perfect setting for "crackheads" playing for "crackheads".  I'm surprised Keith Richards hasn't signed on.  Oh, wait, he's a heroin addict, not a crackhead.  Oops, my mistake.
Nov 27, 2012 2:07PM
Tom Morello and Jeff Beck are 2 of the best, in different genres.
Nov 27, 2012 2:03PM
John Mayer! Wow friggin awesome, maybe ole "Slow Hand" could get Justa Beaver and Saylor Twit also!
Nov 27, 2012 1:22PM
Keith Urban was a session man for years before he got big.  
Nov 27, 2012 12:55PM
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