Right now, it’s a great time to be Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. Last at Number 1 only 10 months ago with Pink Floyd on The Endless River, the legendary guitarist’s new solo album, Rattle That Lock, lands at number 1 in the UK.
It has been nine years since Gilmour last made it to Number 1 with a solo album; that was 2006’s On An Island.
Gilmour told officialcharts.com, “It’s thrilling to get a Number 1 album, we all want to hit the top spot, however long we’ve been at it, I’m delighted.”
“I owe a debt of thanks to Polly Samson, for writing lyrics on four Number 1 albums, The Division Bell, On An Island, The Endless River, and now Rattle That Lock, and also to Phil Manzanera, my co-producer on the last three albums. I shall enjoy celebrating this good news tonight by playing at The Royal Albert Hall.”
In a recent, and rare, interview with Anthony Mason, of CBS News (U.S.), Gilmour shared his thoughts.
Gilmore talked about the thrill of writing a new piece of music, and then hearing it on the radio for the first time. He and his wife Polly told the story of how she became the lyricist for Pink Floyd.
Then, he shared his feelings about the loss of keyboardist Rick Wright and how that has affected him. Last, he said what his relationship with former Pink Floyd band mate and rival Roger Waters was like these days.
The 8-minute interview helped fill in the blanks on a musical career that has spanned five decades.
This interview is truly a rare opportunity to hear from Gilmour himself and although it’s brief, it’s well worth checking out. CBS NEWS
David Gilmour is currently on a world tour.