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David Gilmour (Only Music, 1987): "'Learning to Fly' is about breaking free and the actual mechanics of learning to fly an airplane." (thanks, Mike - Mountlake Terrace, Washington)
Gilmour is a pilot. He owns a company called Intrepid Aviation. (thanks, John - Waterville, MI)
The dubbed over voice of pilots talking is actually a recording of drummer Nick Mason during a flying lesson. According to his book Inside Out, both Mason and Gilmour were terrified of flying but eventually got their pilot Licenses. (thanks, Josh - Sarnia, Canada)
Leslie West of Mountain
From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.
Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)
The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.
This all-female group of country rockers were on their way to stardom in the '00s, with a Starbucks deal and major label backing.
Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash
The Wishbone Ash guitarist on how touring with The Who inspired one of their most enduring songs, and why they moved to America at the peak of their powers.