Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Roger Waters working on new music

Roger Waters tells Rolling Stone he has finished a song for an album tentatively titled “Heartland.”

Completed on lunch breaks during the elaborate Wall tour that ended in July, the untitled song confronts what Waters calls "religious extremism."

"The Heartland idea sort of came from another song I wrote maybe 15 years ago, or longer even, which was a song that I wrote for a movie – a really, really bad movie called Michael that was about an angel," Waters said. "I'm absolutely determined to make another album. And I think this new song may give me the chance to do that. It provides a cornerstone and a core idea for me to write a new album about. You know, it's just one of my obsessions, which is, I'm sort of obsessed with the idea that religious extremism is a maligned factor in most of our lives."

Waters will perform at the Bob Woodruff Foundation's Stand Up for Heroes benefit Thursday at the Beacon Theatre as part of this week's New York Comedy Festival.

Read more with Roger Waters at Rolling Stone here.

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