New interview with Dave Kilminster published
Written by Matt   
Friday, 16 March 2007

Guitar TechniquesThis month's issue (cover date April 2007) of the UK's Guitar Techniques magazine includes a fascinating, three page interview with Dave Kilminster, the guitarist currently performing on Roger Waters' 2007 tour alongside Snowy White and Andy Fairweather-Low.

The article is also illustrated with a nice selection of in-concert shots, showing some of the lighting and pyro effects currently in use on Roger's tour.

Dave has a long history with Guitarist and Guitar Techniques magazines, being their first Guitarist of the year, way back in 1990, and has often written witty and insightful articles for them.

With the tables turned on him, it was his turn to be under interrogation. Kicking things off, he talked of how he was invited to audition for Roger ("We want you to sing and play just like David Gilmour...") and how badly the audition went for Dave.

Dave KilminsterDespite this, he obviously got the job, but that was the start of his problems - rehearsals were fraught with personal problems for Dave, which thankfully were resolvedby the last day of dress rehearsals in Windsor.

There was a bright side to the rehearsals though - he got to meet Richard Wright and David Gilmour, who were preparing for the On An Island tour. Gilmour was apparently "especially friendly, and he smiled when I told him I was going to be his 'stunt double'."

The rest of the interview has Dave relating some of the many highlights from the tour, not least an interesting experience in a Moscow restaurant which included Roger et al signing "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the tops of the their voices, to the consternation of the staff...

The magazine is in UK stores now, and is available in selected locations worldwide as an import.