Snowy White explains how to work with Roger Waters


Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Snowy White has opened up about how he “drift” in his 1977 tour gig with Pink Floyd and explained how best to work with Roger Waters to avoid his “ferocious” 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 stardom.

“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 pretty narrow-minded. If there wasn’t a blues guitar solo, I wouldn’t listen. I was probably the only person in the UK who had never heard The dark side of the moon. Someone said their manager tried to get in touch and maybe I should call him. I didn’t bother. I just sort of drifted into the gig.

He also said fame doesn’t impress him, noting that he “can’t understand people who do it. I mean, after a long tour of playing stadiums and flying in jets, I’m coming home home and in 10 minutes I’m standing there unplugging the shower.

White was also asked if music critics were mistaking Waters for thinking he was “pretty fierce”. He replied that “Roger can be fierce. He gets into places in his mind where he just doesn’t want to put up with bullshit. Which is fair enough. He can’t stand fools or people who don’t fit his weight, and he gets a little angry with them. But if you work with him and do your best, you are treated extremely well. He’s funny.

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