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See the Final Dwelling Members of Pink Floyd Now, at 76 and 78 — Finest Life

In 1965, 4 younger males shaped one of many first—and ultimately one of many largest—psychedelic rock bands: Pink Floyd. At its begin, the band consisted of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright. After a few years, guitarist David Gilmour additionally joined the group, solely months earlier than Barrett left in 1968. Now, the surviving members are Gilmour, Mason, and Waters, following the loss of life of Barrett in 2006 and Wright in 2008.

Not too long ago, the band put out a brand new tune, however not all three musicians participated within the launch. That is as a result of there have lengthy been tensions between two of them. Learn on to search out out about Gilmour, Mason, and Waters as we speak, and the place their relationships with one another stand.

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Pink Floyd at a press conference in Tokyo in 1971
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Apart from Barrett leaving the band within the 1968, there have been another lineup adjustments. Wright stopped performing with the group within the early Eighties, however then returned within the ’90s. In the meantime, Waters left the group within the mid-’80s and solely returned in 2005 for the Dwell 8 live performance, which all of the members—minus Barrett—participated in.

The band usually stopped performing as a full group in 1994, although Gilmour and Mason got here collectively in 2013 for the album The Countless River, which included beforehand recorded materials mixed with new recordings. In addition they just lately teamed up for an additional tune.

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Gilmour and Waters have been at odds for a while. In a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone, Mason mentioned of their feud, “It is a actually odd factor for my part, however I believe the issue is Roger does not actually respect David. He feels that writing is every little thing, and that guitar taking part in and the singing are one thing that, I will not say anybody can do, however that every little thing must be judged on the writing moderately than the taking part in.” He added, “I believe it rankles with Roger that he made a type of error in a method that he left the band assuming that with out him it could fold.” Mason mentioned that he will get together with each band members and thinks “it is actually disappointing that these moderately aged gents are nonetheless at loggerheads.”

David Gilmore performing in London in 2019
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All three remaining members of Pink Floyd have put out music outdoors of the band. Gilmour, 76, has launched 4 solo albums with the most recent, Rattle That Lock, launched in 2015. He has additionally labored as a producer and performed guitar for different artists. Earlier this yr, Gilmour and Mason launched the tune “Hey Hey, Rise Up!” with the proceeds going to Ukrainian humanitarian efforts throughout the struggle.

“I rang Nick up and mentioned: ‘Pay attention, I need to do that factor for Ukraine. I might be actually blissful when you performed on it and I might even be actually blissful when you’d conform to us placing it out as Pink Floyd.’ And he was completely on for that,” Gilmour advised The Guardian.

As for his relationship with Waters, Gilmour advised Rolling Stone in 2014, “Why on Earth anybody thinks what we do now would have something to do with him is a thriller to me. Roger was bored with being in a pop group. He’s very used to being the only energy behind his profession. The considered him coming into one thing that has any type of democracy to it, he simply would not be good at that.”

Gilmour has been married twice. He and artist Virginia Hasenbein had been married from 1975 to 1990 and welcomed 4 youngsters collectively. Since 1994, Gilmour has been married to author Polly Samson, with whom he additionally has 4 youngsters.

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Nick Mason at The Roundhouse Fundraising Gala in March 2022
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Mason, Pink Floyd’s drummer, has launched and carried out music on his personal, too. He launched a solo album in 1981 and has additionally recorded with different musicians. In 2018, he created the band Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets and techniques, which excursions performances of Pink Floyd’s early music and is called after their second album.

“Syd had an odd method of writing, which made it sound like a ‘regular’ pop tune, after which it could lurch into one thing else,” the 78-year-old advised Billboard of performing Barrett’s compositions. “[That] makes it such an ideal car for us.”

As for his private life, Mason was married to musician Lindy Rutter from 1968 to 1988, they usually had two youngsters. Then, in 1990, he married actor Nettie Mason and welcomed two extra youngsters.

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Roger Waters at the Venice Film Festival in 2019
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Waters, 78, was a bassist and singer throughout his time in Pink Floyd. He left the band in 1985 however had already begun placing out solo work in 1984. He is launched 4 albums, and the latest, Is This the Life We Actually Need?, got here out in 2017. Waters began his newest tour, titled This Is Not a Drill, in July 2022.

In 2020, Rolling Stone requested Waters about taking part in each solo songs and Pink Floyd songs at his stay exhibits.

“I hate to be the one to must level this out to you, however they’re all my songs!” he answered. “I can throw collectively a setlist of any tune that I ever wrote in my life, except a few of the early ones.” He additionally talked concerning the thought of getting again along with the band, saying, “Clearly when you’re a fan of these days of Pink Floyd, properly, then you’ve got a unique perspective. However I needed to stay by means of it. That was my life. I do know within the wake of it I have been solid as one thing of a villain … so be it. I can stay with that. However would I commerce my liberty for these chains? No [expletive] method.”

Like his bandmates, Waters has been married earlier than. He is been wed 5 occasions—to Judith Trim, Woman Carolyne Christie, Priscilla Phillips, Laurie Durning, and, since 2021, to Kamilah Chavis. From his relationships, Waters has three youngsters.

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