Watch David Gilmour’s tribute to Prince

He mashed-up "Comfortably Numb" with "Purple Rain"

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David Gilmour has paid tribute to Prince, who died last week.

During his Teenage Cancer Trust on April 24 at the Royal Albert Hall, Gilmour performed “Comfortably Numb“, with the inclusion of “Purple Rain“.

This is not the first time Gilmour has covered “Purple Rain”. He teamed with Tom Jones for a performance of the song in 1992.


Gilmour’s friend and occasional collaborator Kate Bush also paid tribute to Prince earlier this week.

Writing on her website, Bush claimed, “We’ve lost someone truly magical”.


Bush collaborated with Prince several times during the 1990s, with Prince appearing on “Why Should I Love You” from Bush’s 1993 album The Red Shoes. Meanwhile, she contributed to Prince’s 1996 album Emancipation.

Bush wrote, “I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince. He was the most incredibly talented artist. A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I’ve seen. The world has lost someone truly magical. Goodnight dear Prince.”

Yesterday, Morrissey posted his own tribute to Prince in a post on quasi-official website, True To You, where he praised Prince but was quick to criticise the press for not making more of his veganism.

“Although a long-serving vegan and a strong advocate of the abolition of the abattoir, neither of these points was mentioned in the one hundred television reports that I witnessed yesterday as they covered the enchanted life and sad death of Prince,” he wrote. “The points were not mentioned because they are identified as expressions against e$tabli$hment interests, therefore we, mere galley slaves, aren’t allowed to know.”

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