Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason “flabbergasted” that Roger Waters felt bullied within the band

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Waters claimed last month that some bandmates were “always trying to drag” her.

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Nick Mason has said he is “shocked” by Roger Waters saying he was bullied by members of Pink Floyd.

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The former Floyd drummer said in a new interview that he was surprised to hear Waters claim last month that ex-guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour and ex-keyboardist Richard Wright were “always trying to drag me down”.

“I’m a little surprised by that,” Mason told journalist Jim DeRogatis. coda collection. “But I think that’s an emotional way of saying that there was some sort of split within the band.

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“Because Roger was always looking beyond music in a way. I think it was artificial, but I think there was probably a side that wanted to do inflatables and movies as well, and that just wanted to do music.” But, I don’t think they were particularly mean to him. It’s hard to imagine Roger being mean. Stalin was bullied.”

In September, former Pink Floyd bassist/vocalist Waters laid a claim for Marc Maron. wtf Podcast that the band had a “toxic atmosphere” [quotes transcribed by GuitarWorld].

“I was in a very toxic environment. I was around a few guys, well, David and Rick mainly, who were always trying to drag me down. Waters alleged that whatever Perch was, they were always trying to chase me away.

When asked how this manifested in reality, he replied: “By claiming that I was deaf and did not understand music.

Roger Waters. credit: Rafael Dias/Getty Images.

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“[They’d thought] ‘Oh, he’s just a boring, kind, teacher person who tells us what to do, but he can’t tune his guitar.’ stuff like that.

“They were too nimble or snip-y because they felt so unimportant at the time.”

Later wtf Podcast Waters said: “I’m not putting them down, but in the years we were together, socially whatever it was, there’s no question that we did some great things together and we all contributed. “

Pink Floyd has reunited briefly in recent years, but have disbanded.

Meanwhile, Gilmour recently shared a demo version of “Yet Another Movie” ahead of the re-release of Pink Floyd’s 1987 album A Momentary Laps of Reason.

The album, which was the band’s first since Waters’ departure in the mid-1980s, would be reissued through Sony on October 29 and “remixed and updated” versions would be offered on vinyl, CD, DVD and more. .

It will also be available in 360 Reality Audio, described as “a new immersive music experience that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of live music performances for the listener using Sony’s object-based 360 spatial sound technologies.” imitates”.

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