Roger Waters

Roger Waters has been Pink Floyd's most prolific individual artist, though you might not know it. After all, he spent much of the time after releasing 'Amused to Death' touring solo versions of his old band's 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'The Wall.' But he's actually issued more albums than any of his former bandmates since leaving Pink Floyd -- and could bolster that total if you added 1983's 'The Final Cut,' which was essentially his work as interpreted by the band. His solo career hasn't disappointed, even with surprising experiments along the way like the sequencers on "Radio K.A.O.S." and opera on 2005's 'Ca Ira.' All along, the essential elements of Waters' best work in Pink Floyd have remained -- his way with a narrative, his cutting wit, his sharp commentary. And when he's collaborated (as with Pink Floyd) alongside a distinctive guitarist, be that Eric Clapton in the 'Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking' era or Jeff Beck on 'Amused to Death,' Waters has proven himself time and again equal to the legacy of what came before.

Supermodel Bar Refaeli to Roger Waters: Stop Using My Picture
Roger Waters is a longtime and vocal opponent of the Israeli government's treatment of the Palestinian people. He's called for a cultural boycott and even put a Star of David on an inflatable pig during a recent concert in Belgium, earning the wrath of everyone from Jewish rabbis to his fe…
Roger Waters Responds to Star of David Controversy
Roger Waters is fighting back after being called "an open hater of Jews." In an open letter to fans, the Pink Floyd singer refutes Rabbi Abraham Cooper's claims following Waters' use of the Star of David on a pig during a July 18 show in Belgium.
Disturbed Singer David Draiman Blasts Roger Waters
The controversial decision by Roger Waters to place a Star of David on an inflatable pig during a recent performance of 'The Wall' has gotten him in hot water with leading Jewish rights organizations. Now, David Draiman of the metal band Disturbed has taken offense to Waters' actions …
Roger Waters vs. Pink Floyd – Infamous Rock Lawsuits
Years of battling between Roger Waters and David Gilmour over the direction of Pink Floyd had drained their partnership of its creativity. Rogers quit formally in December of 1985, assuming that would end the group. When the band started working on a Pink Floyd record without him in 1986, he went to…
Roger Waters Calls for Cultural Boycott of Israel
Thirty years after the release of Pink Floyd's 'The Final Cut,' which focused on the early-1980s conflict over the Falkland Islands, Roger Waters is still involved with world politics. These days, he's calling for a South African apartheid-style musical boycott of Israel.
Roger Waters on Pink Floyd: ‘It Was Over in 1985′
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 ma…

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