October 30, 2017

Four years after what was announced as Pink Floyd's swan song, drummer Nick Mason hints that a future reunion is possible. David Gilmour promised that the band's last album, 2014's The Endless Wire, was the final Floyd project. The set, which peaked at Number Two on the Billboard 200 album chart, featured recently mixed instrumental jams culled from the sessions for 1994's The Division Bell. When asked by Classic Rock magazine if he was happy with Gilmour declaring Floyd a done deal following The Endless River, Mason answered, "Am I happy with it? I've seen this before. . . My view now is that if David says that, that's what Roger (Waters) said 20 years ago. So that means that I'm now in charge. I just have to find some more people (laughs)!"

Mason was asked if he sees a time when Pink Floyd would ever return to the stage and admitted, "The answer really is: "I've no idea. I think there's no enthusiasm from David's particularly. And Roger is, I mean, in theory is no longer part of the band. Having said that, what I think and hope would still be the case is that if there was another Live Aid or a situation where there would be a real purpose in playing together for something  a little more altruistic than making the money, I think the others would step up and do it. And I'd hope that something like that might be possible." When pressed as if his comments were a "definitely maybe," Mason said: "I'd always say it could happen again."

The three surviving Pink Floyd members reunited on May 12th when David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined Roger Waters onstage during Waters' performance of The Wall at London's O2 Arena. Gilmour -- as he had during Floyd's 1980-1981 The Wall shows -- performed the legendary "Comfortably Numb" on top of the massive wall built on stage. Both Gilmour and Mason -- on tambourine -- joined in during the show's finale "Outside The Wall."

Gilmour had promised Waters he would perform at one show on the tour after Waters agreed to sing the Phil Spector's Teddy Bear's classic "To Know Him Is To Love Him" during their set at a British pro-Palestinian fundraiser in July 2010. The pair performed a five-song set in benefit of the Hoping Foundation (Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation) charity, raising $525,000 for the Children of Gaza.

Gilmour and Waters, along with backing musicians, entertained the crowd of 200 at Kidlington in Oxfordshire, England with "To Know Him Is To Love Him," "Wish You Were Here," "Comfortably Numb" and "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2."

The classic lineup of Pink Floyd -- with late keyboardist Rick Wright -- last performed as a band on July 2nd, 2005 at London's Live 8 concert.