Wood remembered Clapton’s remarks on the subject which included a critique of Jeff Beck in a recent interview with Mojo.
Rock music’s most illustrious and important musicians are Ronnie Wood and Eric Clapton. Over the years, they have collaborated on numerous projects, including both their individual work and the band The Rolling Stones.
Despite the fact that Eric Clapton has never been a band member, he is acquainted with Ronnie Wood, the guitarist for The Rolling Stones, thanks to past performances they both shared.
Ronnie became a member of The Rolling Stones in the 70s as a replacement for Mick Taylor. He wasn’t the only candidate taken into consideration for the job. Jeff Beck also went through the audition process, but Wood was a better match for the group and has remained a member ever since. Beck stayed behind with The Yardbirds.
According to Ronnie Wood’s statement, Clapton knew The Rolling Stones and the late guitarist well enough to speak candidly about the possibility of a relationship between the two. Clapton expressed regret for the missed chance, believing that Beck could have joined the band but would not have been able to keep up with their schedule.
He recalled his interaction with Clapton and said, “‘He wouldn’t have kept up with the timetable!’ Eric Clapton once said to me, ‘I could have joined that band.’ I said, ‘Yeah, but you gotta live with them, Eric!'”
According to Wood, the late musician would not enjoy the limelight and would allow the other band members to handle it. He claims that Beck was not a fan of “the simple blues and rock’n’roll style” that The Rolling Stones are known for.
He added, “According to Wood, the late musician would not enjoy the limelight and would allow the other band members to handle it. He claims that Beck was not a fan of “the simple blues and rock’n’roll style” that The Rolling Stones are known for.”
In the end, Jef Beck would not have been content with the Rolling Stones if he had joined the group for a number of reasons, according to Eric Clapton and Ronnie Wood. When Jeff passed away in January, it was a sorrowful day for everyone. The rock music industry will mourn Jeff Beck dearly.
He was a true pioneer and innovator whose distinctive guitar-playing technique altered the course of rock music. His impact can be heard in the works of countless artists, and rock music’s sound and history will never be the same without him. Fans and musicians alike will recall his enthusiasm and commitment to the craft, and his absence will be felt by everyone who had the pleasure of listening to his music.