Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason saves his old drum shop

Mason steps in to fund the shop where he bought his first kit

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason saves his old drum shop
Pink Floyd's Nick Mason has stepped in to stop the shop where he bought his first drumkit from closing.

Mason provided necessary funding for Foote's in London to stop it from going out of business.

"I was very disappointed when I heard that Foote's was going to close because it is one of my great memories of being a young, budding drummer was going to the original shop in Denman Street and buying my very first kit for £7.50," he told ITV news.

Speaking about the significance of the shop – which opened in Soho in 1920, he added: "The thing about a drum shop… it's the place where information gets passed around. You hear about new things, if you need a drum lesson, the best place to go is probably a drum shop and ask them for advice. There's a drum culture that is centered on drum shops."

However, Mason said he won't have a significant involvement in the day-to-day running of the shop. "I think I will try not to be too hands on. I doubt I'll be much help really… I don't think I'm going to be behind the counter on a regular basis."

Foote's will now re-open in a new location at 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London.

Read More On This Artist

Pink Floyd Merchandise
More News
Meghan Trainor knocks Mark Ronson off UK Album Chart top spot
Jessie Ware concludes UK tour with second sell-out London gig
Katy Perry reveals nerves ahead of Super Bowl halftime performance
Laura Marling performs new material at tiny London show
Richey Edwards' sister recalls family strife on 20th anniversary of disappearance
James Blunt responds to Noel Gallagher 'boring' claim
Carl Barat describes new Libertines songs as 'surprisingly upbeat'
Mystery user makes 110 supposed Aphex Twin demos free to download
Blink-182 begin rehearsals without Tom DeLonge
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina in hospital after being found unresponsive in bathtub
D'Angelo performs 'Black Messiah' songs live on 'Saturday Night Live' -...
Q-Tip makes guest appearance at Jack White's sold-out Madison Square Garden show – watch
Noel Gallagher says songs about his own life would be 'more boring than James Blunt'
Alice Cooper offers to chop off Motley Crue's heads to close their final tour
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger snapped in the studio with One Direction
The Pop Group share video for new single 'Mad Truth' – watch
Sleaford Mods slam Kasabian's 'rock 'n' roll is dead' comments at London...
TI wants Iggy Azalea to forget about social media beefs and focus on her music
Palma Violets bring chaos as they preview new material at tiny Scunthorpe gig
Rihanna shares behind the scenes clip of Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration video
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland on recent Instagram comments: "It's a joke with truth...
Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewllet: 'Yes Gorillaz Returns'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM