Thursday, May 23, 2024

Rogers Waters Living on the Dark Side of the Loon, Drawing Line Between Us and Him


Roger Waters is determined to destroy any legacy he had with Pink Floyd.

Yesterday he was allowed to address the UN, and declared that the war in Ukraine started by Russia — with staggering destruction and death — wasn’t unprovoked.

A long time proud anti-Semite and foe of Israel, Waters has recently been denounced on social media by his former bandmates and one of their wives, Polly Samson. (She’s been married to David Gilmour since 1994 and is a respected writer and lyricist.)

She wrote on Twitter:

“Sadly @rogerwaters you are antisemitic to your rotten core. Also a Putin apologist and a lying, thieving, hypocritical, tax-avoiding, lip-synching, misogynistic, sick-with-envy, megalomaniac. Enough of your nonsense.”

Waters told an interviewer recently that he’s re-recorded the Floyd album “Dark Side of the Moon” by himself and intends to release it — even though he needs David Gilmour and Nick Mason’s permission. It’s unlikely they’ll allow it.

The best song on “Dark Side of the Moon” may have been prescient — it’s called “Brain Damage.” Waters’ complete mental deterioration may call for a new look at the famed album, and all his work. Waters is on the verge of being cancelled, and if so, it should have come a long time ago.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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