Jeff Beck comments on touring with Eric Clapton
The Jan. 21st, 2010 edition of Rolling Stone has a short interview with Jeff Beck as he prepares for his upcoming tour, which he co-headlines with Eric Clapton. When asked "Are you and Eric close?" he answers:
There is a respect there, but we aren't bosom buddies or anything. I'm probably speaking out of turn, but we both have been striving for the same thing: to be recognized as guitarists. He's recognized; I'm not [laughs].
This really struck me as I imagined what it would be like to be able to play like Jeff Beck and still not be satisfied. We've established there's often a disconnect between talent and fame. I guess if I were in his situation, I'd be more upset about Paris Hilton being more famous than me.