By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
David Bowie has been out of the spotlight for many years now, but fans will always remember his touring days, with some of the greatest and most intricate shows in Rock and Roll history.
One person who may remember the epic tours a little bit different though, is longtime friend Peter Frampton, who's opportunity to play with Bowie in the 80s was more than just a memorable experience to him.
In a recent interview with M – Music & Musicians, Frampton opens up about going on the road with Bowie for his Glass Spider tour, which he credits with reviving his career after going through a rough patch following his huge success in the late 70s.
He explains, “The ‘80s were a difficult period for me until my dear friend David Bowie got me out on the road for the Glass Spider tour and on his Never Let Me Down record, and reintroduced me as a guitar player around the world.”
Frampton goes on to say that his trademark style had begun to get in the way of his true talents and that David Bowie was able to see through that.
“I can never thank him enough for believing in me, and seeing past the image of the satin pants and big hair to the guitar player he first met when we played together in school.”
The guitarist concludes that playing with Bowie was such an enjoyable experience it inspired him to get back into touring; something he is still doing today.
Peter Frampton is currently gearing up for his Guitar Circus tour, which kicks off in the summer and is set to feature some of the world’s greatest guitar players. He also has an upcoming two-date stint with the Cincinnati Ballet on April 26th and 27th, for which he will be writing and performing the music.
For more on Peter Frampton’s interview with M magazine, click here, and head to his official website for more updates.