Two UK magazines include Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets interviews
Written by Matt   
Friday, 10 April 2020
Prog issue 108, and Planet Rock issue 20, magazine covers

A couple of established, and well respected, UK music magazines have just been published, and include interviews with Nick Mason and his Saucerful Of Secrets. With the unexpected postponement of the release of Live At The Roundhouse (originally due to appear on April 17th, but moved to September 18th), magazines and their advanced deadlines have resulted in these articles appearing now, despite the release being five months later. Still, it gives us something to read and enjoy during the lockdown so many of us are experiencing at present!

First off is issue 108 of Prog Magazine, which has a detailed, four-page interview with Nick. He talks extensively and candidly about the early days of the band, and about Syd Barrett. He also of course talks about his current project, the Saucers, and has him pondering on future tours - he points out that there is plenty of early material that they've yet to explore "that will keep us going for a while". When asked if there was an urge to do new music, he noted that there "[wasn't] particularly. That might be something to look at one day, but for the moment there's a lot to be done with this [the Saucers]". For us, this is great news, and a very positive note suggesting that the project is still in its early stages.

Elsewhere in the magazine they celebrate 50 years of prog legends Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Carl Palmer reflects on the band's career and announces some amazing plans to resurrect the band for their Golden Anniversary. Plus there's exclusive new interviews with Trevor Rabin, Alan Parsons Project, The Orb and loads more. With few stores open, you'll be pleased to hear you can order it online, for delivery worldwide, through this direct link at

Issue 20 of Planet Rock magazine is the other one of note that has just appeared on the shelves of the few stockists still open in the UK, but also available to purchase online. It features an eight-page interview with Nick, conducted by biographer Mark Blake, who talks about the early days of the Floyd, and brings the story up to date with the Saucers, of whom Nick says "I never expected this to happen. We're like an ageing start-up." He also speculates on what might have happened had Rick Wright still been with us, when the Saucers came together - and what they might have been called...

The interview is typically fascinating, propelled by Mark Blake's questions (he wrote the excellent Pigs Might Fly, you may recall), covering Nick's views on Pink Floyd, the genesis of the Saucers, and touring plans for the band (pandemics, of course, permitting).

The magazine's review pages include a five-star review of Live At The Roundhouse, calling it a "vital testament to all that was remarkable about early Floyd", calling it an "aural trip" and a "thrilling...joyous and monumental recording". Elsewhere in the magazine is a huge feature on 50 years of Judas Priest, and features on Kiss, Manowar and Iron Maiden, amongst others. You can order Classic Rock magazine online, for delivery worldwide, through this direct link at

For those who are yet to do so, here's a reminder that you can order the various editions through the following direct links, taking advantage of Amazon's pre-order price guarantee so you will automatically pay the lowest asking price between placing your order, and release, whilst giving Brain Damage much needed help with running costs without costing you any extra. We really appreciate it too! It also gives you something to look forward to when hopefully the global situation has eased and returned to some sense of normality.

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