As if it needed to be said, Eric Clapton is and always will be a pillar to the world of music and a leading authority on all things songwriting/guitar playing. His legacy is one of which most people can only dream of one day achieving. He’s a 3-time Rock & Roll HOF inductee for a reason. He’s one of the best, pure and simple.
With all of this said, it just makes it even more worrisome when you hear what Eric Clapton has just admitted. In a recent interview with Billboard, Eric Clapton was told about how guitar sales were down by 33% in the last decade. Here is what he had to say.
“I didn’t realize it was that bad. I’m out of touch – I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know where it’s gonna go either. I think anything that has a natural process will end up where it’s supposed to be. My kids listen to classic rock, but that may only be because of me, because that’s what I’ve played to them. I mean, from the time of their conception, they’ve been listening to music through the womb. I played them playlists, just brainwashed my kids, and at the back of it was always the guitar or some kind of solo instrument or a singer. My belief in music is – it’s all good. It’s all good. Even stuff that doesn’t appear to be so, it’s all good. I don’t know. Maybe the guitar is over.”
It’s truly hard to imagine Eric Clapton being out of touch in any way. He’s always been the pioneer leading musicians to places they otherwise wouldn’t go, but these are Eric’s own words…