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Roger Waters

About

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Waters initially served solely as the bassist, but following the departure of singer-songwriter Syd Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, conceptual leader and occasional rhythm guitarist until 1983.

Pink Floyd achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979), and The Final Cut (1983). By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups in popular music. Amid creative differences, Waters left in 1985 and began a legal dispute over the use of the band's name and material. They settled out of court in 1987.

Waters's solo work includes the studio albums The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (1984), Radio K.A.O.S. (1987), Amused to Death (1992), and Is This the Life We Really Want? (2017). In 2005, he released Ça Ira, an opera translated from Étienne and Nadine Roda-Gils' libretto about the French Revolution.

In 1990, Waters staged one of the largest rock concerts in history, The Wall – Live in Berlin, with an attendance of 450,000. As a member of Pink Floyd, he was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Later that year, he reunited with Pink Floyd bandmates Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour for the Live 8 global awareness event, the group's only appearance with Waters since 1981. He has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999; he performed The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety for his world tour of 2006–2008, and the Wall Live tour of 2010–2013 was the highest-grossing tour by a solo artist at the time.

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August 7, 2022

Roger Waters defends branding Joe Biden as a war criminal: “He’s fuelling the fire in the Ukraine”

The former Pink Floyd leader is currently touring North America with his new show, ‘This Is Not A Drill’ The post Roger Waters defends branding Joe Biden as a war criminal: “He’s fuelling the fire in the Ukraine” appeared first on NME.

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July 17, 2022

Roger Waters Offers His Thoughts on Drake and The Weeknd: ‘I Am Far, Far, Far More Important’

"There is stuff going on here that is fundamentally important to all of our lives," the former Pink Floyd rocker said.

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July 17, 2022

Roger Waters hits out at The Weeknd and Drake: “I am far, far, far more important than any of them will ever be”

In a new interview, the Pink Floyd man complained that a publication was set to review The Weeknd's show in Toronto instead of his The post Roger Waters hits out at The Weeknd and Drake: “I am far, far, far more important than any of them will ever be” appeared first on NME.

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July 16, 2022

Roger Waters Says He’s ‘Far, Far, Far More Important’ Than the Weeknd and Drake

Former Pink Floyd rocker admonishes Canadian press for opting to cover After Hours Til Dawn kickoff over his own Toronto concert

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June 22, 2022

Roger Waters Rocks Pink Floyd Classics Including ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ on ‘Colbert’: Watch

The former Pink Floyd member took the 'Late Show's' audience back to 1979.

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June 22, 2022

Watch Roger Waters play a medley of Pink Floyd songs on ‘Colbert’

The former Pink Floyd frontman played 'Another Brick In The Wall Pts. 2 & 3' and 'The Happiest Days Of Our Lives' The post Watch Roger Waters play a medley of Pink Floyd songs on ‘Colbert’ appeared first on NME.

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June 22, 2022

Roger Waters Tears Through a Classic ‘Wall’ Medley on ‘Colbert’

Bassist performed Pink Floyd's "The Happiest Days of Our Lives” and “Another brick in the Wall Pts. 2 & 3"

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June 22, 2022

Watch Roger Waters Perform “Another Brick in the Wall” on Colbert

The Pink Floyd co-founder also played The Wall’s “The Happiest Days of Our Lives”

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May 6, 2022

Watch Roger Waters join Lucius on-stage to perform Pink Floyd’s ‘Mother’

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March 9, 2022

Roger Waters Calls Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine ‘The Act of a Gangster’

"I will do everything in my power to help bring peace back to you and your family and your beautiful country," he writes to Ukrainian fan

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February 20, 2022

Disturbed’s David Draiman “doesn’t give a shit” if he alienates people with pro-Israel comments

The frontman previously hit out at Roger Waters “and his Nazi comrades” for the latter’s 2019 boycott The post Disturbed’s David Draiman “doesn’t give a shit” if he alienates people with pro-Israel comments appeared first on NME.

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February 18, 2022

‘She’s Not Free’: Inside Roger Waters’ Quest to Release a Jailed Kurdish Musician

While Nûdem Durak sits in a Turkish prison, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Brian May and more have rallied to get the singer-songwriter a new trial

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January 20, 2022

Hear Marianne Faithfull’s Forceful ‘Vagabond Ways’ Demo for ‘Incarceration of a Flower Child’

Outtake rendition of Roger Waters cover comes ahead of deluxe album reissue

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October 26, 2021

Saxophonist Mel Collins on His Years With King Crimson, the Rolling Stones, and Roger Waters

The veteran sideman talks mending fences with Robert Fripp after a 40-year rift, getting snubbed by Keith Richards, randomly ending up on Bob Dylan's Desire, and more

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October 7, 2021

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason “flabbergasted” that Roger Waters felt bullied within the band

Waters claimed last month that some bandmates were "always trying to drag" him down The post Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason “flabbergasted” that Roger Waters felt bullied within the band appeared first on NME.

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June 15, 2021

Flashback: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’ Used in 1974 Dole Bananas Commercial

Roger Waters just furiously denied Facebook the use of "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2," but a Pink Floyd song was once used to sell fruit

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June 15, 2021

Roger Waters tells Facebook “no fucking way” after request to use ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ in new ad

Waters called Mark Zuckerberg "one of the most powerful idiots in the world" The post Roger Waters tells Facebook “no fucking way” after request to use ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ in new ad appeared first on NME.

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June 1, 2021

Roger Waters shares liner notes for Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ remaster amid David Gilmour dispute

Gilmour wants the extent of his involvement "to remain secret", claims Waters The post Roger Waters shares liner notes for Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ remaster amid David Gilmour dispute appeared first on NME.

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May 27, 2021

Rage Against the Machine, Serj Tankian, Roger Waters Sign Letter Asking Artists to Boycott Israel

"We call for you to join us with your name in refusing to perform at Israel’s complicit cultural institutions," over 600 artists - including Run the Jewels, Patti Smith and the Roots' Black Thought and Questlove - write

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April 10, 2021

Tom Morello, Brian Eno and Roger Waters to play Live for Gaza fundraiser

Today's (April 10) virtual gig will benefit the Delia Arts Center in Gaza The post Tom Morello, Brian Eno and Roger Waters to play Live for Gaza fundraiser appeared first on NME.

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April 8, 2021

Roger Waters Reveals Rescheduled Dates For ‘This Is Not a Drill’ Tour

AEG Presents/Concerts West has announced the new dates for Roger Waters' This Is Not a Drill tour for the summer of 2022.

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January 19, 2021

Roger Waters shares new studio version of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Gunner’s Dream’

He shared the track to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States The post Roger Waters shares new studio version of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Gunner’s Dream’ appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

Us + Them

October 2, 2020

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The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters

October 26, 2018

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The Soldier's Tale (Narrated by Roger Waters)

October 26, 2018

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Is This The Life We Really Want?

June 2, 2017

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The Last Refugee

May 19, 2017

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Déjà Vu

May 8, 2017

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Smell the Roses

April 21, 2017

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Roger Waters The Wall

November 20, 2015

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Pros and Cons: The Interviews

April 7, 2014

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Ca ira

January 1, 2005

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To Kill The Child / Leaving Beirut

September 7, 2004

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In the Flesh - Live

December 5, 2000

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Amused to Death

September 1, 1992

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The Wall: Live In Berlin

January 1, 1990

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Radio K.A.O.S.

June 16, 1987

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The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking

August 21, 1984

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