Pink Floyd icon Roger Waters recently spoke to the Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace in a new YouTube interview to discuss a myriad of topics. Here, after being originally asked about the evolution and creativity of the Wall and planning Waters’ more ‘ politically charged’ shows of today compared to the beginning the Pink Floyd legend veers into something else entirely. Roger Waters ‘angers’ David Gilmour in backstage photo.
Waters would reveal how Goldenvoice higher up Paul Tollett is a head honcho put together the ‘Oldchella’ show and implied that Waters headline in place of a Pink Floyd reunion.
Roger Waters: Well, you’re talking about ‘The Wall’ – or you were, or anything or ‘Pigs’ [Three Different Ones]?
Interviewer: Pigs [Three Different Ones], yeah.
Waters: Well Pigs [Three Different Ones] comes from Paul Tollett coming to me and saying: “It was great when you played Coachella but I’m not sure you can do it again because blah blah blah young people and dollars. I’ve had this idea to have a Coachella in the autumn and it would be sort of a celebration of that bit when music was happening in the late sixties and in the seventies and whatever.”
Waters continued: [Explaining as Tollett] So I want to do a weekend with six acts – you know, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Three headliners and three support acts and I said, “yeah go on”. He continued: “Well obviously, it’s Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and the Beatles. The Rolling Stones are sort of vaguely around still so we can get them, Paul McCartney will do because the Beatles are all dead except for him and Ringo, and you can be Pink Floyd. I went: “Alright, I can do that.” Roger Waters ‘huge mistake’ caught on video at show.