Mason Addresses Reunion Possibility
Pink Floyd have not been seen together onstage since their one off reunion at Live 8 in 2005.
To be fair, a lot’s happened since then; Richard Wright died in 2008 after a battle with cancer, and Roger Waters and David Gilmour still don’t get along – at least not well enough to work together in Pink Floyd ever again. Drummer Nick Mason has his own thing going musically; last year he announced his new band, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, and right now they’re gearing up to hit the road in only two weeks’ time for a 25 date run of the United States and Canada.
Tick…tock…tick…tock… Just two weeks to go. We can't wait to resume touring, playing across the US and Canada in…
Could Pink Floyd’s surviving members ever reunite, even if only for an evening?
While the idea is nice, Nick says no and that he’s “not holding my breath”.
“It’s the question everyone would like answered, but I really don’t think so,” he told Meltdown. “I think Roger and David are happier doing their own things and not working together.”
The last time anyone saw Gilmour, 72, and Waters, 75, together onstage was in 2011, when Gilmour came out to play “Comfortably Numb” at London’s O2 Arena with Waters.
Before that, it was a small set at a UK benefit show for Palestinian children; before that, the famed Live 8 reunion in 2005. For a moment, it looked like the frosty tensions between the two were finally starting to thaw after more than two decades – but the feud resumed when in 2014, Gilmour cut The Endless River in tribute to late friend and bandmate Richard Wright and didn’t invite Waters to participate in the event.
Live 8 – LondonPink Floyd performing at Live 8 – Hyde Park, London UK.Please credit Danny Clifford / FilmMagic Danny Clifford / FilmMagic
But in the event that David and Roger ever want to bury the hatchet, Nick Mason wants to make one thing abundantly clear to his former bandmates: