Eric Clapton is currently at work on his 24th studio album, but has taken some time to promote his upcoming career-spanning documentary.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, he touches on his new album, his health, and of course the blues.
Clapton explained that even today, the guitar is still seen as his safe place: “I still go there. If there is trouble in the house, which is very rare, I pick up my guitar and remove myself from the situation. I will inevitably play something bland, an exercise. But it will keep me from being engaged in the conflict. . . I became acquainted with it pretty quick, because I would go to it immediately. I would always go to that place to find some peace. It would always be a staple for stress.”