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Nick Mason interviewed by Dream Theater's drummer Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 10 November 2006
It was recently revealed that Nick Mason was to be interviewed by a guest editor for the UK drumming magazine "Rhythm". Mike Portnoy, who drums for Dream Theater (the band that recently released a DVD of their live version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon) has now been talking about his assignment for the publication.

Portnoy said: "I am honored to have been asked to play 'guest editor' for this upcoming issue and I was given the opportunity to pick four drummers to interview that were influences on me and help shape me as a drummer in my formative years.

 


Nick Mason and Mike Portnoy"The four guys I ended up choosing were Neil Peart, Nick Mason, Bill Bruford and Lars Ulrich. (For those of you knowing my love for THE BEATLES and wondering...yes I did have Ringo on my initial list as well, but Rhythm had just recently done a piece with him, so he was scratched off...)

"All four guys were totally accomodating, totally cool and totally happy to be on board for the project.

On his interview with Nick: "Next up was Nick Mason who was in town to play 'Dark Side of the Moon' live with Roger Waters. I met with him in his dressing room at Madison Square Garden and we chatted for about an hour about stuff ranging from Syd Barrett to performing 'The Wall' live.

"After we did a photo session together (as I did with Neil as well, by the way), he invited me up to the stage to sit with him at his kit for souncheck. I must admit it was a pretty surreal experience sitting up there with him and Roger while they ran through 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' and 'Comfortably Numb'. Once again, the fanboy in me struck as I just had to have Nick and Roger sign my vinyl copy of 'The Wall'...as it is my favorite album of all time!

Due to hit the UK stores at the end of December, the magazine is also available in selected countries as an import. Hopefully we'll have details of the mail order possibilities shortly...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 December 2006 )
 
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