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    What Is The Feud Between Pink Floyd Members Roger Waters And David Gilmour?

    One of the most beloved and successful rock bands of all time ‘Pink Floyd’ is still as relevant as they were in the 60s and 70s. Roger Waters co-founded the band in 1965. He became the bass guitarist. During the initial days of the band, Syd Barrett led the ship. He was the mastermind behind the band’s debut album ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’. However, in 1968, he exited the band, and since then, David Gilmour replaced him.

    However, all was not well when Roger Waters took over the leadership of the band. Many creative differences resurfaced when he became the leader. When it became unbearable, Waters quit the band but his feud with Gilmour continued to the courts. After he quit the band, he wanted to dissolve the band completely against the will of its existing members. So, the 1980s saw a rising feud between the two members which has continued to date when Gilmour’s wife made accusations against Roger recently.

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    David Gilmour’s Wife Polly Samson Accused Him Of Antisemitism

    Roger Waters and David Gilmour
    Roger Waters and David Gilmour

    Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and David Gilmour’s feud is escalating day by day. Since the 1980s, artists have been at loggerheads. Now, Gilmour’s wife has chimed in on their feud. The lyricist Polly Samson went on a Twitter rant accusing Waters of anti-Semitism. She wrote, “Sadly @rogerwaters you are antisemitic to your rotten core. Also a Putin apologist and a lying, thieving, hypocritical, tax-avoiding, lip-synching, misogynistic, sick-with-envy, megalomaniac. Enough of your nonsense”.

    David Gilmour replied with a tweet writing, “Every word demonstrably true”. The co-founder of Pink Floyd has come under fire for his pro-Russian stance asking the West to halt the aid to the Ukrainian efforts against Russia. On Waters’ Instagram, he replied, “Roger Waters is aware of the incendiary and wildly inaccurate comments made about him on Twitter by Polly Samson which he refutes entirely. He is currently taking advice as to his position”.

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    Pink Floyd Members Were Not Comfortable With The Bassist’s Decision To Create ‘The Final Cut’

    Pink Floyd
    Pink Floyd

    Roger Waters’ leadership changed the face of the rock band. When he took the lead, it coincided with the time Margaret Thatcher came into power in the United Kingdom. The period was marred by some controversial policies like re-invoking capital punishment and rising unemployment. In 1983, the album ‘The Final Cut’ was released which served as a critique of Thatcher’s policies and the Falklands War.

    Waters said, “We felt we were moving forward into something resembling a liberal country where we would all look after one another … but I’d seen all that chiselled away, and I’d seen a return to an almost Dickensian society under Margaret Thatcher”.

    He continued, “I felt then, as now, that the British government should have pursued diplomatic avenues, rather than steaming at the moment that task force arrived in the South Atlantic”.

    However, other members were not comfortable with the project. Gilmour said that Roger was going too fast too soon. In the 2008 book ‘Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd’, he said, “I’m certainly guilty at times of being lazy, and moments have arrived when Roger might say, ‘Well, what have you got?’ And I’d be like, ‘Well, I haven’t got anything right now. I need a bit of time to put some ideas on tape’ “.

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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