When was the last time you saw Pink Floyd coming together for a massive gig? Hard to recall, but the Pulse concert at the Earls Court, London, on 20 October 1994, remained a mega event. Of course, Roger Waters wasn't there but still. David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright were there and they did absolute create magic.
Is a repeat of what happened over two decades back, possible now? No, not at all. Unless we get the power to resurrect Wright, the famed keyboardist of the band. Also, until we also have the power to convince Waters to come for a one-off concert and emulate the magic the awesome foursome did during the Wall Tour in the early 1980s.
Nick Mason, the drummer of the band, remains the most active member of the band at the moment, as compared to Gilmour or Waters. While Waters does a plethora of concerts around the world still, he doesn't really mention anything about Pink Floyd. Gilmour, too, is keen on more personal space at the moment.
We did report that Pink Floyd could reunite for a one-off concert, probably in support of Palestine, but is that really on the cards? Mason, speaking to Rolling Stone magazine exclusively, didn't rule that out actually.
I always liked playing [with the band]. Maybe next year I would look to do a bit more. I absolutely love us [Pink Floyd] playing things properly. It's not that I have a desperate need to get out in front of any old audience playing any old thing. But I also think it's almost impossible because if we're going to do anything, one would want to do it properly," spoke Mason.
It's great maybe to do one thing for Live 8, but running a full-on Pink Floyd production, everyone would need to have a real enthusiasm for it. I cannot imagine dragging Roger and David around doing it unless they underwent some extraordinary change," the 72-year-old added.
Mason also commented at the friendship among them has shamefully gone the wrong way, over the years.
It's just sometimes it's a shame. There's a friendship element to the whole thing, and it's great when Roger and I had a rapprochement after not speaking for about seven years. It means a lot to me actually, that particular friendship," continued Mason.
I met Roger long before the band, so I've known him for well over 50 years and it's a shame in a way. It's not even that I need to get together and go back on the road. It's just unnecessary sometimes to think that they can still irritate each other.
I think David is very happy doing the very restricted touring he's done. The funny thing is he always starts on one level and then ends up adding more lights or more film or whatever. He worked really hard the years we did without Roger, the really big tours. And he carried that on his shoulders.
It was a hell of a lot easier for me than him. He was in front of it all. But I really respect what he did. I think he really just doesn't want to go back there. I respect that," Mason spoke.
The last time David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright performed live was at the Live 8 Concert in London in 2005. FULL CONCERT BELOW: