David Gilmour and Nick Mason - RS Endless River article
Written by Matt   
Monday, 27 October 2014

Rolling Stone Magazine - logoThis weekend, (and appearing in their November 6th, 2014 issue, number 1221) Rolling Stone posted an interesting article looking at Pink Floyd's The Endless River, and includes a look to the future - with David Gilmour talking about his next album, and hopes for a tour.

In parallels with his old bandmate, Roger Waters, David noted of the success of the 1994 Division Bell tour that "the whole thing was becoming bigger than I liked. I wasn't enjoying the lack of connection with the audience."

Preferring to concentrate on family and smaller scale solo material, David focused his efforts away from the Floyd, but recently heard the tapes they recorded in 1993 - around 20 hours worth - and he "realized there was something good to be tweaked out of all this stuff. Anything we had of value is on this album. Trying to do it again would mean using second-best material, and that's not good enough for me." The article then talks about some of the background, and creative processes, behind The Endless River, with comments from Phil Manzanera and Nick Mason.

As expected, there is no thought of touring TER, particularly without Richard Wright. David: "Without him, that's kind of impossible. I'm really enjoying my life and my music. There's no room for Pink Floyd. The thought of doing any more causes me to break out in a cold sweat."

Some good news regarding a new solo album from David though: "It's coming along very well. There are some sketches that aren't finished, and some of them will be started again. There's a few months' work in it yet. I'm hoping to get it out this following year. Then I'm hoping to do an old man's tour, not a 200-date sort of thing. There haven't been many discussions about the tour, but [smaller venues] like Radio City Music Hall sound like the right sort of vibe for me."

The final word has to go to Nick Mason. "If David resigns, that leaves me in total control of Pink Floyd. I'll go out on the road playing the entirety of Dark Side of the Moon, just the drum parts. It'll be quite dull. Please know that I'm joking!"