Peter Frampton’s career hit the doldrums in the wake of Frampton Comes Alive!, the monumental album that made his a star. In a just-published interview with M – Music & Musicians, Frampton thanks David Bowie for helping him get back on track. “The ‘80s were a difficult period for me,” Frampton says. “[That continued] 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. 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. I enjoyed touring with David so much I just wanted to go back out and play, because I hadn’t really played out that much in the ‘80s.”
Frampton later added that he’s continuing to write new music for the Cincinnati Ballet, with whom he teamed up for a production to be staged in April.