Buzzing: Eric Clapton honoured

Liam Gallagher.
Liam Gallagher.PHOTO: REUTERS

Eric Clapton honoured

Guitar legend Eric Clapton has been honoured by France for his services to music, the French Embassy in London said over the weekend. The ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall concert venue in London where the 72-year-old was headlining several shows.

Clapton regularly features among the best in polls of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Liam Gallagher concert to raise funds

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is doing his bit to raise spirits in Manchester in the wake of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22.

He will be kicking off his first solo tour with a gig in the city tomorrow, with proceeds going to the Manchester Evening News' British Red Cross appeal. "I just knew I had to. I'm not in it for the money," Gallagher told the Manchester paper.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe