Brian May reacts to Eric Clapton's anti-vax views: "He’s my hero, but he has very different views from me in many ways"

Brian May and Eric Clapton
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Brian May has offered his view on Eric Clapton’s controversial stance on the coronavirus vaccine, and has labeled “anti-vax people” as “fruitcakes”.

While discussing the subject with the Independent, Queen’s iconic electric guitar player was quizzed about the views of vaccine skeptics Ian Brown and Eric Clapton – the latter of whom recently announced he will not play gigs at venues that require proof of vaccination.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.