Robert Cray says he‘s ended his friendship with Eric Clapton: “I’d just rather not associate with somebody who’s on the extreme and being so selfish”

Eric Clapton and Robert Cray
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur / Getty)

Robert Cray has told The Washington Post  that he recently felt compelled to end his 35-year friendship with Eric Clapton. 

Cray revealed he made the decision after directly questioning Clapton’s decision to sing certain lines written by Van Morrison on their anti-lockdown protest song, Stand And Deliver.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.