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Two new interviews with David Gilmour during his North American tour Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Two new interviews have appeared today, tying in with David Gilmour's current Rattle That Lock tour of North America. The first, in the Toronto Sun, looking at life, lost contemporaries, and his musical future.

"It's very, very sad. But that's the business we're in — life", Gilmour commented on the loss of musicians such as Lemmy, Glenn Frey and David Bowie. "I feel very relieved to have got to 70. I'm now fully, extremely old. I'm trying to get used to the idea. It's just advancing decrepitude, all that stuff. You know, you can pretend to yourself in your 60s that you're kind of late middle-age but when you get to 70 there's no pretence. You're a very old person and that's just the end of the matter. It's slightly different, mentally".

On Bowie, he said he wasn't close to him. "I didn't know him that well but, like in all sorts of lines of work, you bump into people and get on well with them and you chat with them. He came, flew over and sang a couple of songs with me at one of my shows. I was very, very grateful. A lovely, lovely chap. It's a great memory".

Once the tour wraps in September, he won't be resting on his laurels: "I have some music that is half prepared, but I promise I will get down to it quite soon". They note that he's also working on a track with David Crosby. "I think there's going to be an album of maybe Crosby cover songs that I'm going to do one of — that's a bit of fun."

In the other interview, which is on video and lasts over half an hour, David discusses his musical career from Jokers Wild to Pink Floyd. Gilmour also recalls Syd Barrett’s tragic battle with mental illness and LSD that consumed and impacted his art. Gilmour shares memories from touring the US, the impact of the British psychedelic rock scene and creating the interconnected songs that made up some of Pink Floyd's most iconic albums in this episode of Talk Show hosted by Harper Simon, Paul Simon's son.

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