Eric Clapton Shares His View On The Future Of Guitar

(Gibson) A few months ago, speaking at a press conference promoting the documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, Eric Clapton, a man whose name is synonymous with the instrument, jokingly stated, "Maybe the guitar is over." The quote, said in jest, quickly made its way around the world.

As it turns out, Clapton is steadfast in his belief that the guitar will indeed be around for a long, long time. Speaking to Rolling Stone for a recent interview, Clapton said, "There is always something to listen to, to aspire to, with the guitar. It is still the most flexible instrument. You can improvise on it. You have such freedom." He reiterated, "I don't think there is a limit to it."

Further underlining his point about the universal appeal of the guitar, Clapton said, "Anyone who talks about it [the guitar as a spent force] should listen to Roebuck Staples [founding guitarist of the Staples Singers]. It is so moving. And that's in the past. So it's not about what's to be. It's already there. If you can get in touch with that, you can do anything." here.


Related Stories
  • Eric Clapton Announces His Only North American Shows Of 2018
  • Eric Clapton Rocks Beatles Classic In Video From George Harrison Concert
  • Hawkwind Guitarist Looks Back On Eric Clapton Friendship
  • Eric Clapton Limiting Live Shows Due To Health Issues
  • Eric Clapton Reveals That He Is Going Deaf
  • Eric Clapton Shares His View On The Future Of Guitar
  • John Mayall Reflects On Former Bandmate Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton To Headline Hyde Park Summer Concert Series
  • Eric Clapton Documentary Hitting Theaters For One Night
  • Eric Clapton Ponders If The Guitar is 'Over' In The Music Biz
  • More Stories for Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton Music
  • News Reports
  • Day in Rock: Slash Working On A New Album To Be Released This Fall- Red Hot Chili Peppers Stars Do Surprise Jam With Pearl Jam- Jack White Streams New Song 'Ice Station Zebra'- more
  • Page Too: Sia And David Guetta Release New Song 'Flames'- Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood Lead CMA Fest- Jeezy Announces Next Album Will Be His Last- more
  • Angus Young Writing New AC/DC Album To Feature Axl Rose?- Glenn Tipton Returns To Judas Priest For Encore Performance- Springsteen Adds Over 80 Shows To Broadway Run- more

  • Copyright 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.