Nick Mason Comments on Pink Floyd’s Future
Pink Floyd’s latest reissues
The June issue of Relix features an interview with founding Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. In the Q & A, Mason discusses a number of topics, including Pink Floyd’s extensive series of reissues, Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett and the band’s extensive vault of recordings.
Our sister site Relix.com has now posted an expanded version of Contributing Editor Jeff Tamarkin’s interview. Of particular note, in the extended interview Mason discusses Pink Floyd’s future.
“I get on with both of them,” Mason says of his relationship with surviving members Roger Waters and David Gilmour. “But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they want to go back on the road as Pink Floyd. I think David, particularly, is not enthusiastic at all to return to that scale of operation.”
When asked if he’d tour under the Pink Floyd name, Mason explains, “Oh, I’m ready to go. But it’s easier for me. I don’t have some of the creative issues that the other two do. It’s a bit more difficult without Rick [Wright] there as well. The trouble is if we did it, we’d have to do it properly, and that would be very difficult at this stage, to go out for a year and play old material. I cannot see us going back in the studio.”
Though Pink Floyd has not performed together since their reunion appearance at Live 8 in 2005, both Mason and Gilmour joined Waters onstage in London last year during a performance of The Wall.
Please click here to read Mason’s full interview with Relix.