Rock and blues legend Eric Clapton is getting intimate like never before in his upcoming documentary, "Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars." The anticipated film, which will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 17, has released its official trailer. Watch the emotional clip above.
The two-minute teaser gives a quick look into the prolific career of Slow Hands, from the creation of his trademark "woman tone" to his many battles with drugs and alcohol. Several iconic musicians are included in the trailer, including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and quotes from the late B.B. King.
"I've been around the world and I've met many people, kings and queens," King states in the beginning of the trailer. "But I've never met a better man than my friend Eric Clapton."
Clapton's pioneering of the electric guitar in blues music quickly garnered a massive following in England, but his success was threatened by self-doubt and excess in drugs and alcohol.
"I thought it was the beginning, I didn't know it was the end," Clapton says. "I was full of hatred and anger."
Clapton cites music as his savior, however, which helped him through his alcoholism and the loss of his son, Conor, in 1991. "There was always one man who was completely alone, and with his guitar versus the world," Clapton claims as the trailer ends.
The premiere of the documentary will be this weekend, but it will officially air on Showtime on Feb. 10, 2018.