Eric Clapton is enough of a music veteran to know rock rule #13 – There is no retiring in rock and roll, however he has decided that the time has almost come to retire from the road.
“So the idea is I'm taking a leaf out of JJ [Cale]'s book: When I'm 70, I'll stop. I won't stop playing or doing one-offs, but I'll stop touring, I think." Said Eric Clapton to Rolling Stone.
Now, considering that Mr. Clapton will turn 68 years old this march, his current tour might very well be your last chance to see him.. “on tour”. He simply doesn’t like the travel.
Here comes Eric’s 21st studio record - “Old Sock” will be released on his own Bushbranch label and includes two brand new originals – “Gotta Get Over” and “Every Little”.
Not a whole lot of details have been made available, but here is what I can tell you..
Eric Clapton released special anniversary editions of his iconic Slowhand album this week – and along with it a very cool Facebook “Fender Tweed Amp” Application (app).
You already know what an amazing album “Slowhand” is, but perhaps you don’t know about all the cool extras that come in the deluxe anniversary issue. Well, then that is exactly what the cool new Tweed amp app is all about.
Here is where you can see it for yourself: http://www.facebook.com/ericclapton/app_403401889736798
We the rockers of Chicago have been so fortunate over the years to have Mr. Clapton throw his Crossroads guitar festival in our backyard. Considering it has included the very best guitarists from many different genres, it has really been a blessing for me to attend. In other words, I frikkin LOVE IT!
The good news is that Eric Clapton has announced his 2013 tour dates and it all ends with a 2 night Crossroads festival. The bad news, well for us Chicagoans, is that it will not be in our backyard. This time New York City gets the honors.
It was Eric Clapton’s most successful release of the 1970’s and stayed on the charts for over a year and a half – Slowhand. This year marks the 35 anniversary of this iconic album. To celebrate, Clapton is doing the ever popular remastered mulit-version re-release.
With songs like Cocaine, Lay Down Sally, and Wonderful Tonight, it is easy to see why this album has really stood the test of time. Let’s face it, you can’t turn on a classic rock station these days without hearing one of these righteous tunes.
Copyright © 2013, Patrick Capone.