Nick Mason has added yet another jab to Pink Floyd’s long-running feud between its members.
During an interview with The Coda Collection, Mason was asked to comment a Waters’ statement lamenting how he was bullied by his bandmates. (“They were always trying to drag me down,” Waters said on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. “They were trying to knock me off of whatever perch I was on.”)
Upon hearing the quote, Mason commented, “I’m slightly flabbergasted by [that quote]. I think that’s a slightly over emotional way of putting that there was some sort of division in the band… But, I don’t think they were mean to him, particularly. It’s hard to imagine being mean to Roger!”
He then chuckles, “…Stalin was bullied.”
Interestingly, Mason and Waters seemed to squash their beef as recently as 2019, when Waters made a surprise appearance at the Beacon Theatre to sit in with Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets band.
Before that, the two former bandmates last shared the stage on May 12, 2011, during a Waters performance at London’s 02 Arena. (David Gilmour also participated in that performance.)
However, as recently as 2020, Waters dispelled the idea of a full Pink Floyd reunion, saying, “[A reunion] 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.”
Watch the full interview with Mason here.
Read Relix‘s 2020 interview with Mason here.