David Gilmour Hiring Big Names For New Pink Floyd Revealed


Legendary Pink Floyd co-founder David Gilmour, discussed filling in new member spots for the group’s ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’ tour. The tour lasted from September 1987 to June 1990 and was the first tour without the band’s original bassist, Roger Waters. The album, ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’ would also be Pink Floyd’s first effort without Waters as well. David Gilmour ‘messes up’ Pink Floyd guitar solo.

Gilmour discussed this news on the most recent episode of the Pink Floyd podcast entitled, ‘The Lost Art of Conversation: A Pink Floyd Podcast.’ Alternative Nation transcribed Gilmour’s comments. David Gilmour ‘no shows’ surprise Pink Floyd performance.

Interviewer: How were the initial rehearsals? How long before the ol’ muscle memory started to return?

David Gilmour: Well you know, while watching bands and other things – I make notes on musicians and I always have, I had some extra guys that I wanted to get in and we obviously needed a bass player. Hard work with Guy [Pratt] and Jon Carin was a brilliant keyboard player who I met doing Live Aid. Which, I did with Bryan Ferry and Jon was in the band and he was very, very good. I thought we needed a percussionist and kind of felt we needed some big figures, some action. They are these dots on the stage a long way away, it’s a new moment for Pink Floyd and I wanted some people who were eye-catching. So, Gary Wallace was a percussionist who I had seen at a show and he was so lively, so eye-catching that I thought I would get him in. So I put together this band of ‘young guns’ you might say. David Gilmour breaks Pink Floyd guitar at show.