Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters recently spoke to the Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace in a new YouTube interview to discuss a bunch of topics. Here Waters continued to talk about the ‘Coachella’ show that took place on October 7th through 9th and 14th through the 16th of 2016, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Roger Waters ‘angers’ David Gilmour in backstage photo.
Waters continues this conversation discussing his reaction to when he found out about who the support acts for this festival would and reveals the strong reaction he had once he heard Neil Young would have involvement. Alternative Nation transcribed Waters’ words.
Roger Waters: I asked about the supporting acts and he said, “Well, I was thinking, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and The Who!” *laughs* I thought, what a weird idea but cool. Anyway, it finally happened and so I had to put a show together and I got to choose, I realized I was being given the Pink Floyd mantle and that it was quite an opportunity.
Interviewer: Did you enjoy being the single person that represents Pink Floyd?
Waters: Yeah, absolutely. When we made this film that we’ve just made and then premiered in Venice…
Interviewer: “The Occupation of the American Mind”?
Waters: No, no. “Us and Them”. Just now, last week. Variety ran a review of it and it was a really great review but the thing that really pleased me about it was that it connected the dots between ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘The Wall’, ‘Amused to Death’ and ‘Is This The Life We Really Want’? That really pleases me.
Roger Waters ‘huge mistake’ caught on video at show. In other news revolving Roger Waters and Pink Floyd, fans recently took to social media to revisit one of Pink Floyd’s most iconic albums – ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
One fan wrote: “This iconic album is regarded as one of the best of all time for a reason. This isn’t just listening to songs for entertainment, listening to this is a journey that will leave the core of your very being in a different state than before. I as a fan will admit that the words are kind of difficult to understand, but the CD case includes a lyric pamphlet which solves that problem, but you don’t need to comprehend the words to feel the experience, you don’t need drugs either, although it is just as excellent both with and without.” David Gilmour ‘attacking’ Roger Waters revealed by Pink Floyd.