Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason spoke in an interview with AZ Central yesterday, and broke his silence on possible reunion for classic lineup of Pink Floyd.
He said that ‘I was absolutely tired of waiting for the phone to ring’. Here’s the statement:
“Finally, even I gave up. After 20-something years, I was absolutely tired of waiting for the phone to ring with Roger [Waters] or David [Gilmour] going, ‘C’mon guys, let’s get the band back together.’
I thought, ‘Forget that. It’s not gonna happen.’ I really got to the point where I thought I could never work again.”
He also talked about his collaborations with other Pink Floyd members, and said:
“I’ve done quite a bit of recording. And I actually did some touring with Roger when he was doing the ‘Dark Side’ tour. I did some playing with David, when he did the ‘Endless River’ album. It wasn’t that I was sort of just sat at home watching television, waiting for the next Chuck Norris special to come on.
When we toured Europe last year, every day is the opportunity to develop the playing – your own playing but also the song or the arrangement and adding something to it. That’s what’s so satisfying, is by the end of the tour, however good you all are, by the time you’ve done 20 dates, that last show is so much better than the first.
I thought it would be sort of a courtesy to tell them both what I was doing. And they were great. Roger threatened to come down and play some time. I think one day David might do the same. He lent me loads of equipment that we needed to go out. So they were both great, actually.”
Click here for the entire interview.