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.