By Jim Johnson

Eric Clapton‘s behind-the-scenes documentary on his new album will air on both MTV Live and VH1 Classic next week. The same day that “Slowhand’s” 23rd studio album Still I Do hits the streets, the hour-long Eric Clapton: Still I Do – An Intimate Discussion About Rock, The Blues, And Sheperd’s Pie will air on the stations on Thursday, May 20th at 9 p.m. Today, (May 13th) VH1 Classic and MTV Live will exclusively premiere the music video for Clapton’s new song “Spiral” at 9 p.m.

Still I Do album reunites the legendary guitarist with producer Glyn Johns. The collection marks first time the pair has worked together since 1978’s Backless. In addition to his work with Clapton on Backless and the 1977 triple platinum Slowhand collection, Glyn Johns will forever be known for his legendary work behind the boards for the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, the Faces, the Eagles, and many more.

  • 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Eric Clapton’s Phil Collins-co-produced August album, which featured such MTV staples as “It’s In The Way That You Use It,” “Run,” and “Tearing Us Apart” — with Tina Turner. Today, Clapton’s life is a world away from where he was in the ’80s. Now a sober family man, he recently talked about how low his two bottles of vodka a day habit had laid him: “I would wake up and look out the window and I wouldn’t know if it was morning, or late afternoon, or if it was dark, whether it was night-evening or early — y’know, I didn’t know in the end. And sometimes I didn’t even where I was. Even though I woke up at home, I wouldn’t know where I was. And then sometimes I would go out, or if someone managed to get me into a social situation — I’d drink on top of that.”
  • In addition to several newly penned Clapton songs, Still I Do features Clapton tackling Bob Dylan‘s 1967 John Wesley Harding classic, “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine.”
  • Among the key players on the set are such longtime Clapton sidemen as keyboardists Chris Stainton and Paul Carrack, guitarist Andy Fairweather-Low, and drummer Henry Spinetti.

Check out Eric Clapton’s new lyric video for “Can’t Let You Do It”:


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