Originally Posted by idrinkwine732
Statements like this, although I totally agree with you, frustrate me a bit. We can always trace it back as far as you want. If Robert Johnson weren't a poor black man, we wouldn't really have rock n roll, we wouldn't have metal. The chain goes back infinitely far. Also, I don't think you have to like person x because they had a huge influence on person y, who you love.
True. You can keep tracing everything back and go on and on it would be endless in music. I know you don't have to like someone because they influenced another that you like. I was merely trying to inform people who may not know the influence that Clapton has had on the hard rock/metal genres as a whole. He deserves respect at least and most deffinately is worthy of having sets posted on this forum.
Compared to some of the garbage that gets posted on here, and that includes metal bands, an Eric Clapton set being here is hardly anything to bitch about.