Roger Waters Recording New Rock Album
The former Pink Floyd bassist/singer hasn't released an album of new rock material in over two decades.
Roger Waters hasn't released an album of new rock material in over two decades, but that's about to change.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Waters revealed he's recording a new album, not long after wrapping up his The Wall tour last September, telling the magazine he had "finished a demo of it," and that the current version is "55 minutes long."
Already, the work is sounding like a concept album of sorts. According to Waters, the unfinished product is "couched as a radio play," about "an old man and a young child trying to figure out why they're killing the children."
The former Pink Floyd bassist/singer last released a new album in 2005, with the opera Ça Ira. The upcoming album would be his fifth solo release and fourth in the rock genre.
Amused to Death, his last rock release, came out in September 1992, peaking at No. 21 on the Billboard 200.
Waters is scheduled to give the keynote address at the Billboard Touring Conference, happening Nov. 13-14 in New York.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
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