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Harrison Might Not Be On New Clapton Album After All

There seems to be a great deal of confusion over whether the late George Harrison appears on Eric Clapton's upcoming album or not.

Last week's announcement of the album indicated that unreleased vocal and guitar tracks by Harrison -- under his late 60s pseudonym L'Angelo Misterioso -- would be part of the song "I Will Be There" from the I Still Do album, which will be released May 20.

Earlier this week, however, a message appeared on Clapton's Facebook page stating "There is no truth to the rumor that George Harrison plays or sings on the forthcoming album I Still Do" -- but was subsequently removed.

Despite Clapton effectively stealing Harrison's wife Pattie Boyd (the subject of Clapton's classic track "Layla"), the two were close friends who periodically collaborated and even toured together during the early 90s.

Harrison used the L'Angelo Misterioso alter ego to play on Cream's 1969 single "Badge," which he co-wrote.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.