Roger Waters has revealed plans to write a new concept album, currently titled "Heartland".
The former Pink Floyd bassist had been writing the new record during lunch breaks on The Wall tour that ended in July. The idea came from a song he wrote over 15 years ago for a "really, really bad movie" called "Michael". So far, he's only discussed one untitled song which tackles religious extremism.
"I'll tell you what the first line is - I haven't told anyone else, and I may be sticking my head too far above the parapet," said Waters, "but the first line is, 'If I had been God...'"
Waters says he is determined to make another album, and this song has become a platform for him to do that. "It provides a cornerstone and a core idea for me to write a new album about," he told Rolling Stone. "I'm sort of obsessed with the idea that religious extremism is a maligned factor in most of our lives."
Soon, Waters will perform alongside wounded war veterans. Eight soldiers and three Marines will join him for three songs at a "Stand Up For Heroes" benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre. "I'm really proud to be working with them," he said.
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