David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born March 6, 1946) is an English guitarist and vocalist with British rock band Pink Floyd. Following the departure of Roger Waters in the mid-1980s, Gilmour effectively assumed control of the band. His third solo album, On An Island, released on March 6, 2006, entered the UK charts at #1, reaching #6 in the U.S.
From Newsday, published March 30, 2006:
"I'm an atheist, and I don't have any belief in an afterlife," Gilmour says. "You could say that I'm resigned to the fact that this wonderful life that we get here is it. And having hit 60, it's a good time to get resigned to these things and not be too nervous or upset - and enjoy what great times one can have."
From the Chicago Tribune, published March 31, 2006:
"When you get to 60, one of your preoccupations is that the life you have ahead of you is quite a lot shorter than the life you have behind you [laughs]. You can't help thinking about that. It's something inside all of us, even though I'm not a believer in God or an afterlife. I'm an atheist. I'm sort of resigned to my lot in life, and content in it."