Sammy Hagar Explains What He Thinks About Eric Clapton

Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar recently shared a picture with John Mayer on stage on his official Instagram page while praising his brand new studio album, ‘Sob Rock.’ When a fan resembled the record’s sound to the guitarist Eric Clapton’s music back in the 1980s, Hagar revealed that Clapton is his favorite guitar player of all time.

For those of you who may not know, John Mayer released his eighth studio album ‘Sob Rock’ on July 16, 2021, and former Van Halen singer shared a post dedicated to the record. While sharing a picture with Mayer on stage, Hagar praised the new record by stating that the lyrics, vocals, and instruments on the album are extraordinary in addition to stating that ‘Sob Rock’ is his favorite album in years.

In his IG post caption, Hagar wrote:

“Hey, this guy right here next to me in this picture is the one and only John Mayer. He has made a new record SOB ROCK this is such a special record for us music-loving musicians and music lovers in general. Check the guitar solos, the lyrics, the singing, and playing on this record is phenomenal. So tasteful, and gently produced by John and the great Don Was my favorite record in years.”

After seeing the musician’s post, hundreds of fans left a comment appreciating the fact that a musician is celebrating another musician’s record. There was one interesting comment under Sammy Hagar’s post by a fan who stated that the album, ‘Sob Rock,’ has 1980s Eric Clapton vibes to it which makes it even more loveable.

Being a rocker who replies to his fans’ comments whenever he can, Sammy Hagar also replied to that fan’s statement in the comments section. Apparently, the Van Halen icon agrees with the fact that the album carries Eric Clapton tones, furthermore, he revealed that the Yardbirds and Cream musician is his favorite guitar player of all time.

That fan commented this under the post:

“Lots of mid 80’s Eric Clapton vibes from this album! I love it!”

Sammy Hagar’s reply to that fan follows:

“Agree but he plays Clapton style and is always my favorite guitar player of all time is Eric Clapton.

After seeing Sammy Hagar’s comment, many fans were surprised to hear it isn’t his former bandmate, late Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen his favorite guitar player. Since Eddie Van Halen is regarded as one of the all-time greatest guitar players in rock history, choosing him as a favorite guitar player is a no-brainer for many. Despite it’s unexpected and surprising, it’s Eric Clapton whom Hagar picked as his favorite of all time at the end of the day.

A surprised fan commented this:

Even over Eddie? No way.”

Another fan’s comment follows:

Eddie Van Halen is the greatest guitar player ever and Sammy knows this.”

You can see the comments under the Instagram post below.

Photo Credit: Sammy Hagar – Instagram Page