(Gibson) Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason recently spoke to Rolling Stone about last week's semi-reunion involving him, Roger Waters and David Gilmour. The three surviving Floyd members joined up for a performance of "Outside the Wall" at Water's London concert (Gilmour and Waters also teamed for "Comfortably Numb"). It was only the second time the three have performed together in the past 30 years – the first being at Live 8 in 2005.
"It was really nice to be sort of part of it and to show support for Roger, not that he really needs it," Mason said. "I suppose it's nice to have Roger wanting to register David and myself as part of it, in a way. It was sort of a mutual thing: it was nice to be recognized but also very nice to lend support to Roger and make it clear that we're not sort of punching it out in these auditoriums. We're not critical of him doing it."
The event encouraged fans to hope for a full-blown reunion of the three remaining Floyd members (keyboardist Rick Wright died in 2008). And Mason's not closing the door on that plan. According to him, Gilmour is the only one who's hesitant to do it. "I think particularly at the moment David has other issues to worry about," Mason said. "But also people change from when they are interested in doing something to when they're not. I think that we will just have to wait quietly to see if Dave ever does come around to it. I think there is an outside possibility even if it's, you know, another Live 8." more on this story