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Interview with Roger Waters on last days of Pink Floyd Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 05 May 2004

The new issue (cover date June 2004) of the UK's Uncut magazine hit the shelves this morning, with a nice colour cover (shown right) featuring Roger, David, Nick and Richard, alongside the coverstrap of "Anger. Betrayal. Regret. The last days of Pink Floyd".

The exclusive, and fascinating, interview with Roger features a large selection of wonderful photos - from a modern day, black & white portrait of Roger, through early 1970's shots from various venues, to more recent days, via a stunning shot of Roger as a baby, with his father, mother and brother. He's the spitting image of his mother!

Roger talks of the breakdown of the band, and subsequent versions of the truth. He refers to the book about the band that Nick Mason has been writing, and how he has offered to go through it with Nick to try and get some consensus over the story. The meat of the interview is given to the work on The Final Cut, and the split of the band - as he sees it. At one point he discusses how memories and facts can be seen differently by different people, and even created and, in time, believed to be the truth.

Later, on other topics, he mentions that he's been given the opportunity to lighten up The Wall; "I'm just on the verge of signing a deal with Miramax to rewrite the whole thing as a Broadway show. I've written the first 10 pages...I've been very keen on, and have thought about, rewriting it at some point - to get my humour into it." When asked if it might be put on elsewhere, he said: "It might well open in London. We'll see."

Further into the piece, he touches on war and politics, and makes reference to the song he wrote recently about when he was a young man, hitchhiking back to London from Beirut, and the family who took him in and looked after him (as mentioned on these news pages last year). He also mentions his forthcoming opera, Ca Ira, and says "that's what I do every day. I put sound effects on my opera. It's about the history of the French Revolution."

The magazine also has a subscription offer giving away The Final Cut or Dark Side Of The Moon, and an ad in the back selling a non-original ("custom made"!) gold disc for The Final Cut.

The magazine can be obtained via selected news sellers worldwide, via the Uncut back issues department which can be called on +44-208-532-3628, or via www.mags-uk.com/ipc.

 
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