British blues guitarist Eric Clapton and American blues-guitar
legend B.B. King are discussing working together on an album,
according to a Clapton spokesperson. The tentative plan is for the pair
to enter a studio in January to record the material. It is not yet known
if the album will consist of new songs or covers. Clapton, a former member
of the 1960s blues rock bands the Yardbirds and Cream,
recently released a two-CD set of originals and covers of such blues
standards as "The Sky Is Crying," "County Jail Blues" and "Crossroads."