Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Drummer Ginger Baker : "Cream Will Never Reunite Again"

Despite bassist Jack Bruce's recent drunken ramblings to the contrary at Classic Rock Magazine's Roll Of Honour Awards, in a new interview published by Rhythm magazine, Cream drummer Ginger Baker states that the rock supergroup, also featuring guitarist Eric Clapton, will never reunite again.

The band returned to the stage in 2005 for the first time in 12 years for shows in London and New York, but the drummer reveals those shows will be their last.

"I'd refused to do it first of all. It was Eric who phoned me up and convinced me. The reason I didn't want to do it was because of what happened in New York in 1968 when the magic was destroyed. The reason why we broke up in the first place re-emerged on stage at Madison Square".

"You'll notice I'm talking about Eric in a nice way, but there was another person in the group. It wasn't just a problem with the volume of the bass guitar, it was the problem of being humiliated in front of 20,000 people.

"Jack Bruce has apologized many times since, but he's been doing that to me ever since I first played with him. He gets tearful and says 'I love you man' but the volume thing has damaged my hearing to this day. I just cannot play with other people playing too loud on stage. It's too painful."

Finally Baker was asked if we will see another Cream reformation. "No, we won't," he replied.

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