Rock Radio UK is reporting that Eric Clapton murdered Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan – according to a movie script which the legendary guitarist was relieved to reject.
Slowhand says writing his autobiography cleared up many of the misunderstandings caused by drinking and drug-taking in his younger years. But it also saw an end to some outlandish semi-biographical projects, including the bizarre script in which he was responsible for the deaths of Hendrix in 1970 and Vaughan in 1990.
Clapton tells Rolling Stone: "I wrote my book to set the record straight on a lot of things, in terms of the way I drank and sobriety. People affected by my drinking have read the book. We've talked about the way it is now, to have relationships.
"My sobriety now is getting to be longer that my drinking period. I almost forgot the way I think and act now is different. There was a lot of unfinished business that needed to be cleared up, and amends made for. I'm so pleased I did it.
"But it wasn't just to let people know how it is for me now. Movie ideas have come up, biographical docudramas or whatever, that are so bizarre. You would laugh.
"There was one that came in, and the guy was adamant we should go with it. He wanted to make a movie about the fact that in order to be a virtuoso I had to kill all my idols.
"So I murdered Stevie Ray and Jimi – in order to be come this guitar hero.
"It was a full script based on this premise. He thought it was a great idea. If the autobiography wasn't out there and something happened to me...
"But now there's a testament that says, this is what happened and where. People have to respect that."