Roger Waters and David Gilmour to Reunite… But When?
In an interview with Britain’s Sky News, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters revealed that his former bandmate David Gilmour will finally join him again in song. Um, we hope this isn’t an April Fool’s Day hoax.
The UK installment of Waters’ monumental show, The Wall Live, which draws from the band’s epic 1979 LP, The Wall, and its subsequent tours, kicks off May 11. As to when and where Gilmour will show up has yet to be announced, but Waters said they’ll most likely team up on “Comfortably Numb.” Rumors regarding the possibility have been circulating since last summer, after Waters and Gilmour’s brief Hoping Foundation gig. Prior to that, the classic lineup — featuring Gilmour, Waters, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Rick Wright — shared the stage at Live 8 in 2005. It was their first show together in nearly 25 years.
“I hear the rumors,” Waters said. “I think it’s beginning to look now as if he’ll do one gig, he’ll do ‘Comfortably Numb’ at one gig. It’s a big secret when.”
Last October, Mason told BBC News that he, Gilmour, and Waters (Wright passed away from cancer in 2008) would consider getting back together for a charity show. But as early as last spring, Waters maintained that Gilmour was “completely disinterested” in doing a proper Pink Floyd reunion. Here’s hoping things change… “One of These Days.”