David Gilmour interviewed in Scotland
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 31 May 2006

David Gilmour was interviewed last week by Scotland Today, the news programme on Scottish TV. The conversation was aired on Monday (May 30th), and the chat with him can now be seen online.

David Gilmour - Scotland Today
David Gilmour - Scotland Today
Stills from Scotland Today, May 30th
The version on their website is longer than the broadcast version, and includes footage from the Clyde Auditorium show in Glasgow alongside David's comments.

In the interview, which lasts nearly four minutes, David is asked why he has gone on the road. "The alternative is sitting around on my backside! I still enjoy making music, and getting out and doing a few shows once in a while is good for the soul..."

He is also asked the inevitable question about Live8, and the future of the band. "I have no great desire to do that again. If the right moment came up at some point, to do another one-off of that sort I don't suppose I'd look too harshly upon it, but I certainly don't intend to go out on tour with Pink Floyd. It's in the past for me..."

The interview is in Windows Media format, and can be seen at scotlandtoday.scottishtv.co.uk. Whilst short, it is interesting, and you get to see a snippet of David Crosby, without his sidekick Graham Nash (who didn't attend the Glasgow show due to family reasons), doing a solo backing vocal on the title track from On An Island.

Our thanks to John Kilbride from Scotland Today/STV for the info...