Eric Clapton is making noise again about retiring from touring.

In a new interview with Uncut magazine, Clapton says, "There are tons of things I'd like to do, but I'm looking at retirement too.  What I'll allow myself to do, within reason, is carry on recording in the studio.  I don't want to go off the boil to the point where I'm embarrassing myself."

He adds that he feels the world has become too similar with most countries now resembling "a different version of America."  As for touring, Clapton says, "The road has become unbearable.  It's become unapproachable, because it takes so long to get anywhere.  It's hostile -- everywhere:  getting in and out of airports, traveling on planes and cars."

Clapton had mentioned in a few interviews last year that he thought about retiring when he hits 70, which he will be on his next birthday on March 30, 2015.

Here's Clapton's classic "I Shot The Sheriff" performed live from iHeartRadio: