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Roger Waters Working on First Rock Album in Over 20 Years, Will Contain "Songs and Theater"

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published November 13, 2013

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After settling the score with his old bandmates earlier this year, Roger Waters is at last working on a follow-up to 1992's Amused to Death. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the 70 year-old rocker detailed his new record, which will be a concept album:

"It's 55 minutes long. It's songs and theater as well. I don't want to give too much away, but it's couched as a radio play. It has characters who speak to each other, and it's a quest. It's about an old man and a young child trying to figure out why they are killing the children."

The "theater" element of the upcoming album makes sense, as Waters' most recent original music is a three-act opera entitled Ça Ira that was released in 2005.

Since then, Waters has been on the road with his massive Wall tour, quite theatrical in its own right, as a crew of 180 was necessary for set construction, lighting and special effects. Waters admitted to Rolling Stone that he'd been "suffering a little bit of withdrawal after ending the Wall tour," which partially lead to the creation of the upcoming album.

As Waters said he just "finished a demo of last night," it might be a while until we know all of the details, but stay tuned to Zumic for anything and everything Roger Waters-related.

Source: Rolling Stone

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