Roger Waters Working on First Rock Record in Two Decades

artist: Roger Waters date: 11/14/2013 category: upcoming releases

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Roger Waters Working on First Rock Record in Two Decades
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters announced the recording of his first new rock record in over two decades, sharing details about a "songs and theater" effort. "I finished a demo of it last night," Waters told Rolling Stone about 1992's "Amused to Death" follow-up. "It's 55 minutes long. It's songs and theater as well. I don't want to give too much away, but it's couched as a radio play. It has characters who speak to each other, and it's a quest. It's about an old man and a young child trying to figure out why they are killing the children." The bassist also expressed uncertainty about promoting new material one the current "The Wall" tour. The massively successful trek grossed a staggering figure of over $458 million as Roger and the crew took the stage 219 at arenas and stadiums around the planet. "I'm suffering a little bit of withdrawal after ending 'The Wall' tour," Waters explained. "It's sort of a relief to not have to go out and do that every night, but they're such a great team. There were 180 of us together everyday. That piece was very moving every night." "I can't top that tour," he added. "First of all, you have to accept the fact that I'm not going to live forever. I'm 70 years old. You just have to accept that when you do something as enormous as that tour. The hardest thing in the world is thinking of something to do, so going and doing it is a reward in itself." During the rest of the chat, Waters named Istanbul fans as the loudest crowd, saying that it felt "like the roof was coming off, even though there was no roof" as the audience sang classic track "Hey You" with him.
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