In 2013, Bruce claimed the legendary trio was planning to reunite for a series of gigs but the comeback collapsed over a bust-up between guitarist Clapton and drummer Baker.
However, the comment came as news to Clapton - he is adamant he has not spoken to his former bandmates since their previous reunion shows in New York in 2005.
He tells Uncut magazine, "Nobody has talked to me about anything. I haven't spoken to Jack or Ginger for quite a time. I don't think there's been any line of dialogue between any of us - or between me and them, that is to say - since the American affair. After that I was pretty convinced that we had gone as far as we could without someone getting killed."
"At this time in my life I don't want blood on my hands! I don't want to be part of some kind of tragic confrontation... I think if there was a different dynamic underlying it all - if we were people who occasionally had lunch together, or lived in the same neighborhood, or hung out - then you'd have a friendship and a reliable dialogue going on, where you could just say, 'Why don't we just do a couple (of concerts)?'... There is no relationship between the three of us whatsoever - or between me and them, anyway. I don't talk to them from one year to the next."