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Iommi on Black Sabbath Turning Down Ginger Baker: ‘We Didn’t Want Problems’

Tony Iommi said in a recent interview that Black Sabbath turned down former Cream drummer Ginger Baker because they didn’t want to have “problems”. What exactly is he referring to?

08/28/2013

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Eric Clapton: “Ginger Is An Incredible Human Being With Fantastic Potential”

“He influenced me as a drummer. But not as a person.” That’s what Free/Bad Company member Simon Kirke said about former Cream/Blind Faith skinsman Ginger Baker in the must-see documentary, Beware Of Mr. Baker, out […]

02/28/2013

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Rick Rubin Wanted Ginger Baker To Be Black Sabbath’s Drummer

Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker playing for Black Sabbath? It’s not a classic rock version of fantasy football – it was an actual suggestion floated by Sabbath’s producer, Rick Rubin. In a recent Rolling Stone […]

02/12/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Eric Clapton On Cream: ‘I Could Hold My Own’

Even if you don’t like Ginger Baker’s work in Cream and Blind Faith (among many other groups), the documentary Beware Of Mr. Baker is a compelling film.

01/25/2013

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Revealed: Ten Unanswered Questions From ‘Beware Of Mr. Baker’

Former Cream and Blind Faith member Ginger Baker is arguably the greatest drummer in rock and roll history. Another argument could be made that he’s the most difficult drummer to deal with. A new documentary, Beware […]

01/24/2013

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Ginger Baker Movie Wins Award

“Beware Of Mr. Baker,” the new movie about Cream/Blind Faith drumming god Ginger Baker, won the South by Southwest film festival Best Documentary Jury Award in Austin last week. It’s full of artists like Eric […]

03/19/2012

Rock Flashback: Hawkwind

Prog rockers frequently explored science-fiction themes, or at least adopted the language of science fiction. And while prog bands could rock hard on occasion, they were just as likely to lift themes from classical music […]

03/31/2011

Carter’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 21

In 1969, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cream[/lastfm] and Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker formed his new band named Air Force. After he released two albums where did he move?

12/21/2010

Carter’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 19th

Happy birthday to Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillian. When he joined the band in 1969, he already had a huge gold star on his resume – for what?

08/19/2010

Carter’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 16th

It’s the birthday of Stuart Copeland, the drummer of The Police.  He moonlighted as a solo singer named whom?

07/16/2010

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