In recent days, Waters had spoken of the failed “peace summit” with David Gilmour and Nick Mason. Today he released a video message on Facebook in which he says he has no space on the band’s channels
I’ve already talked to Pink Floyd fans, and that’s what I will do again now. First of all thanks for all the wonderful comments on the new version of Mother that my band and I have put together, it was a lot of fun and it reminded me of how much I miss them ». Thus began the video that Roger Waters published this morning on his Facebook page. But it continues in a decidedly less conciliatory way.
The Tour. Among the various topics touched on, there were that of war and veterans, but also that of the future of his artistic career.
«And this made me think: many of you discuss what their version of Mother is and this warms my heart but it also raises a question. Why isn’t that video available on the Pink Floyd website? The answer is that there is nothing of mine on the site: David Gilmour has banished me from the Pink Floyd channels, “accuses Waters.
«About a year ago I had organized a sort of summit for peace among the members still alive of Pink Floyd in London, where I made several proposals to overcome this impasse. I’m sorry to say it didn’t lead to anything. Precisely because, if more than 40 million of you are registered on the site, it is thanks to all the work that the five of us created together, one of the things I asked for was to have all equal access to the page and to the social networks to share our projects, it seems right to me. Since I left the band in 1985, David thinks he owns everything: I think he is convinced that he owns Pink Floyd, that he “is” Pink Floyd and that I am irrelevant, that I should keep my mouth shut ».
Social distancing is a necessary evil in Covid world. Watching “Mother” reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is. pic.twitter.com/F4fxQCfbd6
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) May 17, 2020
“We’re living here in a fool’s hell,” Waters said. “The United States of America is not a fool’s paradise; it’s a fool’s hell. And watching [the film], it reminded me that the great battle is the battle between propaganda and love. And propaganda is winning. And sadly, the buttons of the propaganda machine are being pushed by people who are fucking sick. These sick, sociopathic fuckers, all of them, every single one of them. Believe it or not, Donald Trump is somewhere down here, floundering around in the muddy water at the bottom of the oligarchic pool.
“And this is a man who has failed at fucking everything in his life except becoming the biggest … tyrant and mass murderer and mass destroyer of everything that any of us might love or cherish in the whole [world], only because he has the power,” he continued. “Unfortunately, he has his finger on the button on it, and he’s right. In ‘Pigs,’ when we put up that he has a bigger button and it works, it does. And it’s working all over the world, murdering brown people for profit.”