No tours, no albums, no stress - just family and fresh air: On his 75th birthday, David Gilmour is taking it easy and visibly mutating into a Buddha. A man who has finished with the music business, with band hierarchies and his own status as a rock star and wants to spend his old age in the most contemplative way possible. He is allowed to do so ..
The light goes out, the crackling of tension, the anticipation charges the air electrically. When the almost 70-year-old enters the stage slowly in the dim light, the emotions unload. With every step by David Gilmour a piece of music history goes on stage. The audience is aware of his career, which lasted almost half a century. The man has charisma, an aura that spreads before he even plays a note or sings a word. Wherever Gilmour has played during his tour that began last year or will play in the summer of 2016, there has always been or will always be the same reception.
Lookup to the current Gilmour solo album "Rattle That Lock".
When David Gilmour states in the last edition of eclipsed that he no longer pursues a career, this is not an attempt to take the wind out of his critics' sails. It's silly and touching his comfortable situation to be able to do what he wants. And so on his new album "Rattle That Lock" the Brit can sound like Pink Floyd and not Pink Floyd at the same time.
We experience the warmest day of the year in England - with heat deaths in the London Underground. David Gilmour's houseboat MS Astoria resembles an oven. Only the cabin at the bow has air conditioning, which is why it is reserved for the owner. He receives barefoot in a heavy leather armchair, slurps black coffee and has something surreal about him: his head looks almost huge, his bulky body is in black clothes that stand in sharp contrast to his snow-white wreath of hair. When the famous guitarist and singer speaks, one has the feeling of listening to a philosophy lecturer from Oxford. David Gilmour is an awe-inspiring and respectful appearance.
eclipsed: David, you made it clear in advance that questions about Pink Floyd are undesirable. Why is this so important to you?
milestones in hard rock history
With Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath they formed the troika of British 70s hard rock. The cult band Deep Purple, founded 40 years ago, had to struggle with personnel problems right from the start: musicians came and went. On the occasion of their anniversary and as an appetizer for the upcoming tour, we take a close look at the different line-ups (Marks) - with the emphasis on the great time.
Game without Borders Part II
eclipsed-Check: The 100 greatest instrumentals of all time
"Talk is silver, silence is gold" - this evergreen wisdom makes eclipsed its own and presents the 100 greatest instrumentals of all time. With many special lists like the best guitar-, prog-, trip- & electronic-instrumentals as well as the reader-top 50. U.a. with Pink Floyd + Jimi Hendrix + Steve Vai + The Allman Brothers Band + The Alan Parsons Project + Genesis + Yes + Dream Theater + Radiohead + ELO + Frank Zappa + Mogwai + Cream + Jethro Tull + Santana + Porcupine Tree + Pink Floyd + David Bowie + Sigur Rós..
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.