Legendary Pink Floyd guitarist, David Gilmour, isn’t one to always agree to interviews. In fact, he has never given an interview on any major U.S. television station…until now. Accompanied by his wife and long-time collaborator, Polly Samson, Gilmour sat down with CBS This Morning, discussing his upcoming solo album, Rattle That Lock, the end of Pink Floyd, and the death of Floyd keyboardist, Rick Wright, among many other topics.
Rattle That Lock features “A Boat Lies Waiting,” a tribute to late Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, who passed away in September 2008. On the track, following a long, piano-driven introduction, a sample of Wright’s voice is heard speaking before Gilmour launches into the song. “We’ve missed Rick as a friend, as a person, but I think it was at the point that you realized exactly what you’d lost in terms of music, you know, 50 years of reading each other’s musical minds and what came out of that,” Samson said to Gilmour, noting that the guitarist and keyboardist shared a musical “telepathy.”
For more information about Gilmour and the upcoming album, head over to Rolling Stone. For the entire interview, please watch the video below and let us know what you think about this new chapter in Gilmour’s life.