Roger Waters Talks New Rock Album And Syd Barrett

Roger Waters sat down to talk about his upcoming album at the recent Billboard Touring Conference. The record will be his first in 20 years, and will feature an overarching concept.

The story centers on a six-year-old Northern Irish boy and his grandfather, who comforts the former after he experiences a series of nightmares.

The grandpa "enters into a covenant with the boy that he will take him on a quest to find an answer to his question, 'Why are we killing the children?' And that's what the record's about," Waters said.

Waters also spoke on Pink Floyd's original singer, Syd Barrett, whom he called "very talented" but "incandescent for a year or maybe two."

Waters also compared his posthumous fame to that of Nick Drake and Tim Buckley.

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