After years of bad blood between the two, ex-Pink Floyd bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour seem to be patching things up. The duo recently teamed up for the first time since Live 8 in 2005, to perform for the Hoping Foundation in Oxfordshire where they played a 4 song set of Floyd classics, plus a Phil Spector tune.
The decision was made while Gilmour was trying to get Waters to play “To Know Him is to Love Him” on their Hoping Foundation gig. Waters wrote in his note, “one day he made one final entreaty. I quote: ‘If you do ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’ for The Hoping Foundation Gig, I’ll come and do ‘C. Numb’ on one of your Wall shows’. Well! You could have knocked me down with a feather… I was blown away. How could I refuse such an offer. I couldn’t, there was no way. Generosity trumped fear. And so explaining that I would probably be shite, but if he didn’t mind I didn’t, I agreed and the rest is history. We did it, and it was great. End of story. Or possibly beginning.”
The end of the note emphasizes that the next Waters-Gilmour reunion will be a surprise during the tour, as David will decide which show he wants to play.
Who knows how far this will go, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for more from the duo!