Eric Clapton Speaks At Length On COVID, The Vaccine, And More

He praises "alternative data..."Seminal guitarist Eric Clapton has spoken at length about his thoughts on COVID, the vaccine, and more. The UK musician has joined Van Morrison in his quest to roll back coronavirus restrictions, working with the Northern Irish songwriter on his new double album. Raising ire recently by revealing he suffered side effects from receiving his COVID vaccine, Eric Clapton has now spoken at length on the topic. The sit down video interview with Oracle Films - "a filmmaking team fighting for open debate and freedom of information" - lasts for 30 minutes, and features in-depth discuss on his beliefs. Praising his "bullshit detector" Eric Clapton dismisses senior figures in the UK government, the guitarist says he began to seek out "alternative data". Due to play a world tour, the guitarist was forced to cancel "a year's work", a subject he discusses with great anger. Later taking the vaccine - for the sake of his kids - a week-long negative impact on his health "frightened the shit out of me". The full interview places some humanity around Eric Clapton's recent remarks, but it also illustrates how easy it is to fall for "alternative data" - at times, his language and recollections are akin to someone being indoctrinated in real-time. The interview can be found below. - - -

Eric Clapton Speaks At Length On COVID, The Vaccine, And More
He praises "alternative data..."

Seminal guitarist Eric Clapton has spoken at length about his thoughts on COVID, the vaccine, and more.

The UK musician has joined Van Morrison in his quest to roll back coronavirus restrictions, working with the Northern Irish songwriter .

Raising ire recently by revealing he suffered side effects from receiving his COVID vaccine, Eric Clapton has now spoken at length on the topic.

The sit down video interview with - "a filmmaking team fighting for open debate and freedom of information" - lasts for 30 minutes, and features in-depth discuss on his beliefs.

Praising his "bullshit detector" Eric Clapton dismisses senior figures in the UK government, the guitarist says he began to seek out "alternative data".

Due to play a world tour, the guitarist was forced to cancel "a year's work", a subject he discusses with great anger.

Later taking the vaccine - for the sake of his kids - a week-long negative impact on his health "frightened the shit out of me".

The full interview places some humanity around Eric Clapton's recent remarks, but it also illustrates how easy it is to fall for "alternative data" - at times, his language and recollections are akin to someone being indoctrinated in real-time.

The interview can be found below.

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Kurt Cobain’s Self-Portrait, Elton John’s Piano, Prince’s Guitar and More Items Nab Nearly $5M at Auction

More than 1,000 items were sold over three days from artists including Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Cher, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, Bernie Taupin, Tom Petty, Tupac Shakur, Whitney Houston, The Doors and Little Richard.

Kurt Cobain’s Self-Portrait, Elton John’s Piano, Prince’s Guitar and More Items Nab Nearly $5M at Auction

A slew of items once owned by industry icons nabbed a total of nearly $5 million during a three-day auction organized by Julien’s Auctions, including Kurt Cobain’s self-portrait caricature, Elton John’s grand piano and Prince’s electric guitar.

More than 1,000 were on the block during the event, which took place from Friday-Sunday, including instruments, memorabilia, wardrobe and personal property owned and used by recording artists from all genres. Other artists represented in the auction included Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Cher, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, Bernie Taupin, Tom Petty, Tupac Shakur, Whitney Houston, The Doors and Little Richard.

Cobain’s drawing, which was created during the band’s 1992 promotional tour for Nevermind, sold for $281,250, which was 28 times its original estimate of $10,000.

A 1994 blue Cloud guitar commissioned and owned by Prince sold for $281,250, nearly five times its original estimate of $60,000.

A glossy red Yamaha Elton John Signature Series C-1 Baby Grand Piano signed by John, together with a matching high-gloss red bench, sold for $150,000. Meanwhile, the signed, handwritten lyrics by Bernie Taupin for John’s hit single “Candle in the Wind” sold for $76,800.

Elsewhere, the black jersey and net cutout bodysuit and matching black motorcycle jacket that Cher wore in the music video for “If I Could Turn Back Time” sold for $115,200.

Alex Van Halen’s custom designed Ludwig drum kit which sold for $230,400, while five Charvel EVH Art Series electric guitars designed, hand striped and played by Eddie Van Halen also were on the block. Among them was the “Last One!” Stealth black body with a silver hand-striped designed by Van Halen, possibly in tribute to his EVH Wolfgang guitar, sold for $51,200.

A custom-made Pearl drum kit that was used by KISS drummer Eric Singer sold for $75,000.

To see all the items and what they sold for, click here.

This article originally appeared in THR.com.

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