ROGER WATERS Wants Wall Surprise With New Song

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Roger Waters hopes to surprise crowds at his open air The Wall concerts in 2013 with the addition of a new song to the set.

And he admits there are pros and cons to staging the biggest-even production of his show.

The former Pink Floyd mainman reveals that the plane crash sequence, which used to last eight seconds, had been almost doubled in length and concludes with a spectacular fireball, courtesy of new HD technology and the giant stage set.

“It’s beautiful,” Waters tells Something Else – but he adds: “I sometimes get stranded at one end. ‘Fuck, I’ve got to get back to the middle of the stage in about eight seconds!’”

The new track is called The Ballad Of Jean Charles de Menezes and tells the story of a man shot dead by police after being wrongly suspected of involvement in  terrorist activity. “I love it – it’s a surprise to people,” says Waters.”They’ve never heard it before.”

Named the biggest-earning rock musician of 2012 by Forbes Magazine, he recently said that Pink Floyd was “over” when he left in 1985 and ruled out any chance of a reunion of the surviving members – even though David Gilmour and Nick Mason made guest appearances at his The Wall concert in 2011.

(via Prog)

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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