A couple weeks ago, on November 25, Hawkwind played the penultimate show of their 50th anniversary tour at G Live in Guildford, England. For the show's second half, the space-rock veterans enlisted some help from an old friend, none other than Eric Clapton.
Clapton joined the band onstage to play "The Watcher," which was written by the band's onetime bassist, Lemmy Kilmister. You can check out some fan-filmed footage of the performance above.
Amazingly, Clapton stuck around for the duration of the band's set, playing "Silver Machine," "Assault and Battery," "The Golden Void," "Right to Decide" and an encore of "Hurry On Sundown," "Master of the Universe" and "Welcome to the Future" with the band.
You can see more fan-filmed footage, of the "Silver Machine" performance, below.
Though unlikely at first glance, Clapton's association with Hawkwind goes back to the early Sixties, when he frequently played guitar and hung out with the band's longtime frontman, Dave Brock. Clapton's Blind Faith and Cream bandmate, Ginger Baker, was also briefly a member of the band in the early Eighties.