Roger Waters has re-recorded Pink Floyd’s famous album, The Dark Side of the Moon without any involvement from his former band members.
Waters has been feuding with his former band mates via Twitter after David Gilmour’s wife called him out. “You are anti-Semitic to your rotten core,” she told him on Twitter. “Also a Putin apologist and a lying, thieving, hypocritical, tax-avoiding, lip-synching, misogynistic, sick-with-envy, megalomaniac.” Ouch. But probably not undeserved, given Roger Waters’ recent press tour.
He spoke with a German newspaper and shared some incendiary comments, accusing Israel of ‘genocide’ and ‘apartheid.’ Waters also called the US the main aggressor on the Russia-Ukraine war. Waters appears to have strong views on a variety of political topics—not uncommon for a rocker from the ’70s or a rocker in his 70s.
Roger Waters tells The Telegraph that he has re-recorded Pink Floyd’s 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. He did so in secret and is still polishing the final details. Waters is planning a vinyl release for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the album—despite quitting the band in 1985. Waters says of Gilmour, “You play the guitar and sing and do as you’re bloody well told.”
And the rest of the band? “They have no ideas, not a single one between them. They never have had, and that drives them crazy,” Waters says, speaking of Rick Wright in the present tense, even though he passed away in 2008. The release of Waters’ version of The Dark Side of the Moon was originally scheduled for March, but it has been pushed back until May.
“I wrote The Dark Side of the Moon. Let’s get rid of all this ‘we’ crap! Of course we were a band, there were four of us, we all contributed—but it’s my project and I wrote it,” Waters says of the album. “So blah!” It’s worth noting that officially, Waters is credited with composing three of the album’s ten tracks, with co-writing music credits on two others. Waters did write the album’s lyrics.