Nick Mason On Pink Floyd Feud: “It’s Really Disappointing”
Founding Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has a message for his ex-band mates: Can’t we all just get along?
“I don’t think we’re going to tour as Pink Floyd again,” he said in a recent interview. “But it would seem silly at this stage of our lives to still be fighting.”
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Mason–who is about to embark on a 2019 North American tour with his band, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of
Secrets–says it is “really disappointing that these rather elderly gentlemen are still at loggerheads.”
The elderly gentlemen in question would be bassist Roger Waters and guitarist David Gilmour.
“Roger doesn’t really respect David. He feels that writing is everything,” Nick explains, “and that guitar playing and the singing are something that — I won’t say anyone can do — but that everything should be judged on the writing rather than the playing.”
Mason says that what may really be bugging Waters is that Pink Floyd went on fine without him after his departure in 1985.
“I think it rankles with Roger that he made a sort of error in a way, that he left the band assuming that without him, it would fold,” he notes. “It’s a constant irritation, really, that he’s still going back to it.”
The Saucerful of Secrets Tour kicks off March 12 in Vancouver, Canada.