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Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 21 June 2005

As the reunion of Pink Floyd and Roger Waters at the London Live 8 concert gets closer, we've had some more international TV broadcast details, and also comments from organiser Bob Geldof concerning the Floyd's involvement in the show.

Our Live 8 broadcast info pages, broken down on a country-by-country basis, have been updated with the additional coverage that we've heard about from helpful BD visitors. Obviously we welcome any additional information or corrections to the information on these pages.

Yesterday, in Rome, Bob Geldof held a press conference for the Italian Live 8 concert being held in the city. Gabriele Cosmelli, from our friends over at Floyd Channel, was there and asked a few questions about the Pink Floyd reunion.

Q: Bob, how long have you been working on the Pink Floyd reunion?

GELDOF: The project of the reunion has gone on and on with the project of the gigs. I started from a declaration from Nick Mason that I saw on the internet; he was answering a question saying that a Pink Floyd reunion was possible just for a big charity event. The live 8 is for sure this kind of event.

Q: Has been harder to convince Roger, David or their lawyers?

GELDOF: It is usually very difficult to put together again a wife and husband; imagine two men like Roger and David! I am really happy that everything worked out in the end and that they will play at Live 8.

Q: How long will their performance be?

GELDOF: Around 15 minutes and they will play 4 songs, well, if we consider that just one of their songs is usually 15 minutes long...

Q: When are they going to play?

GELDOF: They will be the second last.

Q: Are you going to play at the concert?

GELDOF: It is a lot easier to convince Pink Floyd than myself!

Our thanks to Enrico Soldatini for letting us use this interview. Fifteen minutes sounds extremely short for the band, as they are indeed performing four songs. A source close to the band has told us three of the four songs, and we cannot see how they will fit them in... so expect the show to overrun a little!

More information on the show/the band's appearance will be with you as soon as we have it, with the exception of the songs which will be played, as we figure that most of you wouldn't want the surprise to be spoilt by finding out beforehand.

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