Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pink Floyd drummer hopes for reunion

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has been setting the record straight on any future Pink Floyd reunion plans.

"No one has said we will never work (together) again," Mason tells BBC6 Music.

However, that does not mean we should expect a full Pink Floyd tour anytime soon.

"I think it is very unlikely we are going to go out on tour,” said Nick. “However, I live in hope we would absolutely do another Live 8, or play together for the right reasons."

Pink Floyd recently turned down a charity performance which would have seen the surviving members reform for the first time in five years, after they learned it would take place in the home of the ex-wife of retired Pakistani cricketer, Imran Khan.

"It would have been entirely wrong to do such a small charity gig as Pink Floyd," commented Mason, adding that he didn't think it would have benefited the charity concerned if they had played.

Pink Floyd last played together at 2005's Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London.

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Pink Floyd – Speak to Me/Breathe/Breathe (Reprise) / Money / Wish You Were Here / Comfortably Numb
Live 8 – Hyde Park – London, UK – July 2, 2005

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