The Aristocrats drummer Marco Minnemann talked in a recent interview with David Slavković from Ultimate Guitar and revealed an untold story about David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
As we all know, Steven Wilson is carrying the flag of progressive rock these days. He never hides his admiration for David Gilmour but UG author Slavkovic’s recent interview showed us that their first meet was started with a really unfortunate incident.
Minnemann recalled Steven Wilson’s London show and said that David Gilmour wanted to enter backstage to meet Steven and his band but security did not let him in. Fortunately, Minnemann clarified the situation by joining the conversation between David and the security employee, and the problem solved.
Here’s the whole story:
“How did you hear that story, it was so funny! But it’s true! No, no, no. So first of all, he was allowed to come in, but I was the one getting him in. The security guard was the one not letting him in; he didn’t know really who he was, or he did not care, he was just a security guard.
And he [Gilmour] was like, ‘They’re expecting me, I’m David Gilmour,’ and I was like, ‘He’s OK, he’s alright, let him in!’ So then I talked with him, and he was in the audience as well – a super-nice guy.
But yeah, you know, we have this a lot, and it’s not just David Gilmour, that’s like a lot of people who sometimes come to our shows. David Gilmour came to one of Steven Wilson’s shows.
Obviously, everyone’s nervous when there’s a living legend sitting in your audience, and you go like, ‘Oh, shit!’ It’s like, ‘Cool, no pressure!’ Right? [Laughs] And we have this too with The Aristocrats a lot of the time; it’s always the bigger cities.”
“When you play like Los Angeles, New York, London, that’s when all these celebrities come out you were a fan of when you were a kid – and you still are, possibly – and they just sit in the audience, and it’s hard to keep your mind off that. So, yeah, it feels weird.
That’s why usually we like the shows that are a little more reclusive – like in some kind of hick town where you have fun, you can drink, and have a crowd that just as enthusiastic. Those are usually some of the best shows ever! [Laughs]”
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