Sunday, June 29, 2014

Eric Clapton Considering Retirement


In a new interview with Uncut magazine, rock legend Eric Clapton hinted that he was considering retiring from touring and possibly guitar.

"The road has become unbearable," he said. "It's become unapproachable, because it takes so long to get anywhere. It's hostile – everywhere: getting in and out of airports, traveling on planes and in cars."

When asked if he plans to stop playing guitar altogether, Clapton replied, “Maybe. It might be that I can't, if it hurts too much. I have odd ailments."

This comes after he [issued] an apology for leaving the stage last week in Glasgow, Scotland, citing technical problems.

Eric is turning 70, and I completely understand that eventually old-age gets to you. He's been playing music since he was a teenager and joined The Yardbirds in 1963 and never stopped performing since. 

Recently, B.B. King also [apologized] for a bad performance; however we must consider that all our favorite musicians are also human and eventually get too tired.

I'd rather see my favorite musician retire in peace for all their contributions to music.

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