Former Pink Floyd maestro Roger Waters may be riding high with a hugely successful touring version of 'The Wall,' but that doesn't mean he would ever consider touring with his former band again. In a recent interview, the singer-songwriter and bass player spoke succinctly about the matter, saying, "It was over in 1985, and it's still over."
It's hard to find anyone better than New Jersey's home state hero Bruce Springsteen when it comes to opening a benefit show for victims of the East Coast's Hurricane Sandy. As expected, the inspirational rocker kicked off the '12-12-12' benefit on a high note, and he welcomed a fellow New Jersey favorite in Jon Bon Jovi to raise the excitement level even higher. Springsteen and a Roger Waters-Eddie Vedder collaboration were among the early highlights of the '12-12-12' benefit.
It's looking like tonight's '12-12-12' benefit show will be one to remember. Not only is Paul McCartney heavily rumored to be joining the living members of Nirvana onstage, but former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters says he's preparing a collaboration with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder for the broadcast.
As the child of a soldier who perished in World War II, Roger Waters has always had a personal understanding of the veteran's plight, and it's been a part of his music for years -- as a member of Pink Floyd as well as a solo artist. On Thursday (Nov. 8), that commitment was reflected again in a poignant, once-in-a-lifetime performance.