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Richard Wright at Magny-Cours? Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 03 June 2006

Nick Mason has been spending the weekend in Paris, and in a press conference on Friday, hinted that Richard Wright could be joining him as guest musicians for Roger Waters' concert at Magny-Cours, France.

Nick Mason and Laurent Voulzy
Nick Mason and Laurent Voulzy
The press conference was held in the office of the French Federation of Sport Automobile (FFSA), as part of the promotion for the special performance of Pink Floyd's classic album, Dark Side of the Moon, being held during the weekend celebrating the century of the Grand Prix de France.

Nick declared that he was so happy to take part in this concert, and it's great for him because it's “the marriage of [my] two main passions: music and Formula One”. He also announced that "all fans of Pink Floyd could expect to see Richard Wright at this concert". It was made clear that it is not confirmed, but certainly still possible that three of the four members play together at the show.

UPDATE, June 6th: Richard today made it clear that he is NOT attending this show.

Concerning David Gilmour, Nick was pessimistic and was quoted as saying that now, it was just David that stood in the way of a re-formation of the band. “David is as Roger was, 20 years before!” and also noted that he (David) was still very busy with his solo album.

Also at the press conference, and shown in the picture here, was Laurent Voulzy, a very popular French singer, also on the bill for the concert. Voulzy said that he was a fan of Pink Floyd, and it was an honour to play on the same stage.

Nick Mason will drive in the Le Mans Classic, one week before the 14th July, with his daughters and his wife, but will drive in a different car to them.

To help the promotion of the French Formula one Grand Prix, the FFSA organised an exhibition of F1 at the Champs Elysées during this weekend. This morning (June 4th), the organisation closed the road for a tour of 9 km that took in: Champs Elysées, Concorde, Invalides, Tour Eiffel.

Obviously, Nick Mason who was still in Paris, was invited to drive an authentic Bugatti which has competed in a lot of Grand Prix.

Nick Mason in Bugatti
Nick Mason in Bugatti (center of picture)
Nick Mason in Bugatti
Nick Mason in Bugatti

Our thanks to our friend Maxime Berne for the report and the pictures. All pictures are © 2006 Maxime Berne, and used strictly with permission.

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