Eric Clapton, whether alone or with Cream, he is undeniably one of the greatest guitar players and musicians of the past and present. One of his most enduring hits, “Cocaine,” was written and recorded by J.J. Cale in 1976 and was popularized by Clapton when his cover version was released in 1977 on his fifth studio album, Slowhand. According to Clapton, he told Dan Neer on The Best of Everything Show that “Cocaine” was, in fact, an anti-drug song. Clapton explains, “If you study it or look at it with a little bit of thought… from a distance… or as it goes by… it just sounds like a song about cocaine. But actually, it is quite cleverly anti-cocaine.” Clapton chose not to perform this controversial track at many of his concerts due to its ambiguity. You can watch this incredible performance of “Cocaine” honoring guests J.J Cale and Derek Trucks during Clapton’s show, Live in San Diego from 2016 and catch the full concert this Saturday, July 13th at 2:25/1:25c on AXS TV!
Check out the full lineup below!
|10:30a/9:30c||America Salutes You: Guitar Legends|
|12/11c||Rise of a Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan|
|2:25/1:25c||Eric Clapton: Live in San Diego|
|4/3c||Joe Bonamassa Live From Royal Albert Hall|
|5/4c||B.B. King With Special Guests Terrence Howard, Riche Sambora, and Solange|
|6/5c||John Mayer With Special Guest Buddy Guy|
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