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In a new video interview with Rolling Stone, Roger Waters discussed his relationship to his former Pink Floyd bandmates, as well as a recent peacemaking meeting between him, guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason.
“I wrote out sort of a plan,” Waters explained of his preparation for the meeting. “But my plan didn’t bear fruit.”
Their discussion was not about a potential reunion; rather, it was about releasing a remastered vinyl of Floyd’s 1977 record Animals. “[The conversation] was just can we release the remastered vinyl of Animals without it turning into the third World War?” said Waters.
“I actually suggested going democratic,” Waters elaborated. “I said, ‘Why don’t we just have a vote? There’s only three of us. And then we can decide all those like that.’ And at least we can just get on. But they wouldn’t have that. They didn’t want it.”
When asked about the potential for a reunion, Waters was blunt. “No, [a reunion] wouldn’t be nice,” he said. “It would be fucking awful. Obviously, if you’re a fan of those days of Pink Floyd, well, then you have a different point of view. I had to live through it. That was my life. And I know in the wake of it, I’ve been cast as something of a villain by whoever, whatever. So be it. I can live with that. But would I trade my liberty for those chains? No fucking way.”
Waters recently postponed his ‘This Is Not A Drill’ tour dates to 2021.
To watch the entire new interview, click here.