Snowy White explains how to work with Roger Waters

Earlier Thin Lizzy guitarist Snowy White discussed how he “drifted into” his tour concert with Pink Floyd in 1977 and explained the best way to work with Roger Waters to avoid his “cruel” side.

In a recent interview with Classic rockWhite – who remains a member of Waters’ touring band – said he had a successful career working with superstar-level artists because of his attitude towards fame.

“It’s because I really don’t care,” he explained. “With Pink Floyd, I didn’t even realize they were a particularly big band. I was quite narrow-minded. If it didn’t have a blues guitar solo, I didn’t listen. I was probably the only person in Britain who had never heard The dark side of the moon. Someone said their manager had been trying to get in touch and maybe I should call him. I didn’t bother. I kind of slipped into the concert.”

He also said fame didn’t impress him, noting that he “can’t understand people who do it. I mean, after a long trip to stadiums and flying around in jets, I come home and within 10 minutes I’m up there pulling out the shower.”

White was also asked if music critics are getting Waters “completely wrong” in thinking he was “pretty violent.” He replied that “Roger can be violent. He gets into places in his mind where he just doesn’t want to figure out shit. Which is fair enough. He doesn’t play for fools or people who don’t back down, and he gets a little mad at them. But if you work with him and you do your best, you’re treated extremely well. He’s funny.”

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