Michael Landau recalls recording guitar in front of David Gilmour: “Playing for Pink Floyd was one of the most bizarre things ever”

Michael Landau and David Gilmour
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Michael Landau’s star-studded list of session stints spans genres and generations, with the Stratocaster master having recorded for the likes of Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, B.B. King and many more across his storied career.

His resume is absolutely bursting at the seams with high-profile guest spots, but one of Landau's most notable – and, by his own admission, one the most “bizarre” – cameos occurred way back in the late ‘80s.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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