Eric Clapton Gets On With Guns
Eric Clapton credits guns with increasing the value of his social interaction. Well, sorta. The guitar legend doubles as the co-owner of the Mayfair shop, Cordings, which outfits clientele of the hunting, shooting and fishing variety.
"I'm not really that gregarious," the 63-year-old musician told the Art Newspaper. "And shooting with groups of people up and down the country has taught me a lot about how to get on with my fellow human beings."
Clapton -- who is also a regular supporter of the Countryside Alliance, which advocates some good ol' rifle-totin' -- recently cleared out his gun room. The guitarist sold 13 of his custom-made weapons at auction for a whopping £400,000.
Regarding his recent fixation with guns and game, Clapton explained, "It is following the same pattern as when I collected guitars -- I get obsessed, then engulfed and finally narrow the collection down."