It was Slowhand‘s guitar that Gently Wept for The Beatles in George Harrison’s plaintive “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” — though the riffs didn’t remain completely gentle. And now Clapton joins that other rather big British Invasion band, The Rolling Stones. Yup, on June 9 the Stones re-release their 1971 Sticky Fingers album, with its famous Andy Warhol zipper cover. And Eric Clapton gets in his time machine and goes back and lays down some guitar on “Brown Sugar” — because, you know, the first time that cut hardly rocked enough! (Actually the new “Brown Sugar” with Clapton on slide guitar was recorded back in 1970.)
The ageless Stones are back on tour in America this summer and you had better believe that Wild Horses couldn’t drag fans away.