NICK MASON Compares ROGER WATERS Departure to Josef Stalin’s Death

Pink Floyd

In the recent interview for MOJO Magazine, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has compared the departure of Roger Waters from the band as of Russian leader Joseph Stalin’s death.

Mason recalls the meeting at a sushi restaurant in 1984 when Waters revealed his intention of leaving Pink Floyd. He says: “Roger thought we were all going to call it a day, and David and I thought Roger was going to call it a day and we were going to carry on.

The thing is, these slightly unbalanced people make great musicians. If we hadn’t had the mad Syd and the mad Roger, we might have been doing Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep.

Last week David Gilmour revealed that the lyrics of the song Louder That Words from upcoming album The Endless River, are about the band’s inability to communicate with each other.

The band’s first album in twenty years, The Endless River, is a tribute to Richard Wright. It will be released on November 10th.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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