Eric Clapton has named techno DJ Avicii as one of his inspirations.
The 28-year old Swedish DJ died from suicide. Clapton worries for todays music stars.
“I was inspired by Avicii,” Eric Clapton said in a statement. “It was terrible that he died so young. That makes me worry about the current generation of musicians. They are going to get swept away from different substances and lifestyles with no guidance. I thought it would be nice to have something to pay respect to his talent”.
Clapton has recorded a techno version of ‘Jingle Bells’ on his ‘Happy Xmas’ album and dedicated the song to Avicii.
Eric Clapton has also made his first Christmas special to air on MTV Live and MTV Classic from 16 November, 2018.
The Clapton Christmas cheer coincides with the Christmas album. ‘Happy Xmas’ is the 24th album for Eric Clapton. It features mostly covers plus a new song ‘For Love on Christmas Day’.
Clapton designed the cover himself.
1. White Christmas
2. Away In A Manger (Once In Royal David’s City)
3. For Love On Christmas Day
4. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
5. Christmas Tears
6. Home For The Holidays
7. Jingle Bells (In Memory Of Avicii)
8. Christmas In My Hometown
9. It’s Christmas
10. Sentimental Moments
11. Lonesome Christmas
12. Silent Night
13. Merry Christmas Baby
14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Here’s what Eric Clapton has to say about ‘Happy Xmas’.