Rolling Stone, Mojo To Feature New Clapton Interviews
Rolling Stone and Mojo will each feature new interviews with Eric Clapton on the eve of the release of his 21st studio album, Old Sock, and the launch of his 50th Anniversary Tour. Here's a teaser from Rolling Stone: Eric told senior writer Brian Hiatt, "The bit onstage, that's easy. If I could do that around my neighborhood, that would be great. You have guys in Texas that play their circuit, and it keeps them alive. But for me, the struggle is the travel. And the only way you can beat that is by throwing so much money at it that you make a loss. 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." Like many of us, EC also dislikes the hassles of dealing with airport officials: "And security. I never get it right. I forget to take off my belt, or I have change in my pocket. Next thing I know, 'Can you come over here please?' I just don't want to do that anymore." You can read the full interview in the current issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands now.