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This site is no longer updated. However, it's still available for for historical & research purposes. News regarding Roger is now be reported on our flagship site A Fleeting Glimpse Best Wishes Col Turner 4th February 2006.

Roger Goes Jamming! It's understood that on Saturday Jan. 7th Roger Waters was vacationing on St. Barths in the Carribbean. He was hanging out with Jimmy Buffett and Richie Sambora (guitarist from Bon Jovi) and, after a long lunch, the three of them decided to play an impromptu set that night. So they did. It was at La Vela restaurant, right on the harbor in Gustavia. About 100 people or so were lucky enough to be there. Richie played lead guitar, Waters played bass, and Jimmy played rhythm guitar and did the lionshare of the singing. Word is that they didn't do any Floyd songs, mostly reggae cover tunes. (With thanks to Johnny V for the heads up)

Roger's 2000 In The Flesh Tour Book You can get to see some cracking pictures of Roger over on A Fleeting Glimpse HERE

Roger Waters On BBC Breakfast Show 23 Nov. Catch the replay of this excellent interview HERE Ca Ira now scheduled for Paris & Greece, amoungst other news. (Thanks Mark Hand)

Ca Ira - Pictures & Video! Roger's opera 'Ca Ira' that premièred in Rome on 17 Nov. was a smash hit with the audience. However, the first critical review wasn't so kind. You can read the review, see more pictures of the premier, access a video clip of part of the opera, (including Roger's introduction) and catch up with all the background, in our special Ca Ira Gallery

 


Harry & India Waters can be seen standing just left of centre.
(Pic thanks to Nicola)

UK Hall Of Fame Ceremony.As we reported some weeks ago, Roger Waters was unable to attend the ceremony due to his commitments with Ca Ira. However, he did put in an appearance by satellite. Rick Wright was a non starter, as he is preparing for a cataract operation. So it was left to David & Nick to represent the Floyd. VIEW PINK FLOYD'S INDUCTION HERE (14MB Right mouse click - save as)


Ca Ira Programme. Here's a sneak preview of the Auditorium programme for Roger Water's Ca Ira Premier. Click on thumbnails for larger view. (Thanks to jce)
Roger Waters Interviews. We have been resisting bringing you most of the multitude of Roger Waters interviews that are around at the moment, basically because they have all been saying the same thing. However we have found an exception to these run of the mill 'puffs'. In an extensive interview with Serge Simonart from the Belgian Humo magazine (4 Oct) , Roger once and for all puts the Wizard Of Oz nonsense to bed, claims that a 1968 Floyd movie has been uncovered, says that Syd Barrett is 'an electricity board that has been overloaded', said that Pink Floyd toyed with the idea of asking Syd to Live 8 and so much more! You can read the full translated interview HERE (pdf) or view the original article HERE We are indebted to Felix Atagong for the translation and the link.

Order Live 8 DVD Now! amazon.com are taking orders for what promises to be one of the hottest DVD releases for the year. Now available worldwide, you can order the DVD through these special links, and at the same time help to defray some of the costs involved with running this site. USA/Canada | UK Don't forget, not only do you see Pink Floyd's performance, but you also get to see the rehearsals!

Roger Waters Web Chat. You can now access the full web chat with Roger that was held on 17 October HERE (pdf)

Mr & Mrs Waters??? The picture (left) of Roger & Laurie is captioned 'Roger Waters; Laurie Waters' and was taken at the Premiere Of "Elizabethtown" on 10 Oct Source Is there something you aren't telling us Roger?

Ca Ira debuts at Number One on Billboard Charts. After it's release on 27 Sept, Roger Waters opera rocketed to the top of the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart. Ca Ira gets it's debut in Rome on November 17th & 18th. You can read more about the Billboard debut HERE or get comprehensive details about Ca Ira HERE (Thanks Tony Mulligan)

"It was a great weight off my back to have a rapprochement with the three guys after all the enmity. Constantly, in my work, I am exhorting people to let go of entrenched positions, and that could be seen as hypocritical in view of the fact that, for all those years, I held an entrenched position in terms of the history and the internal politics of Pink Floyd. "So to be able to relinquish that enmity was very important to me.

If that's the only time we play together for the rest of our lives, I will reap the benefits of those few days for the rest of my life."
Roger Waters Oct 05 - Various sources.

Roger Waters on CNN. Roger was interviewed on CNN on 29 Sept about Ca Ira. Naturally, questions about a possible Pink Floyd reunion were asked. In this interview, Roger mentions that the band might get back together for 'political' as well as charity reasons. You can see the complete interview HERE

Ça Ira, 10 years in the making - now here. Roger Waters long awaited opera is now on sale and the first major review is in. Now you can read what the NY Times thinks of Ca Ira. You can also get to listen to parts of the opera, access links, read comprehensive details & view pictures HERE UPDATE Additional Rome Show Announced

'Hey You' featured in new movie. On 26 Sept Roger Waters attended a post-New York Film Festival screening party for the upcoming "The Squid and the Whale," which opens Oct. 5, and features 'Hey You' prominently in the film. At the party, Roger was asked about Pink Floyd performing together again, and replied "If there's another charity, or a reason to bring us together, I could see it happening,. Otherwise, no. And we've had lots of offers. But we're just not going to do the $250 million tour." ARTICLE Roger can be seen pictured right (Getty Images) at that event. (Thanks to Tony Mulligan)

Back To The Wall - Does It Live Up To The Hype? Billy Sherwood (probably best known for the time he spent time playing with Yes) has put together an impressive cast of musicians including Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White, Billy Sherwood, Ian Anderson, Tommy Shaw, Adrian Belew, Robby Krieger, Glenn Hughes, Keith Emerson, Fee Waybill, Ronnie Montrose, Steve Morse, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Elliot Easton and Steve Lukather. This incredible band of talented people have taken on the massive task of covering Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'. Now you can be the judge of what you think of their efforts, as streaming access to the FULL 2 part album, (or individual tracks) is legally available HERE If you would like more information about the album, please go HERE or if you wish to purchase go HERE

Would I go back and make a record with those three guys? Well I guess so, yeah. In an astonishing interview on BBC Radio 4 on 10 September, Roger Waters declared that there is no reason that the four of them could not make another album! You can listen to a stream of the interview HERE

Roger Waters to be Escape Artists Patron Roger Waters has become a patron of Cambridge based charity. The Pink Floyd legend was first approached with a view to getting him involved in Escape Artists’ Cambridge Cantata, a song of the city project, which is due to be performed on September 25th by King’s College Choir. Escape Artists Director Matthew Taylor said he was “thrilled” by the news. Read the full details HERE

Cirque du Soleil to collaborate with Roger Waters on Broadway production of 'The Wall' Roger Waters has confirmed in a newspaper article that the Cirque du Soleil will be collaborating on his Broadway production of 'The Wall'. Check out the Quebec newspaper, ( the source for the story) Article in French You can also check out the story in FRENCH at http://www.ckoi.com/musique.php?n=5187 or copy the URL and paste it using use Babel Fish for an hilarious translation!. (Thanks Paul Cousineau)

BBC Radio 2 Interview with Roger Waters. On 8 Sept, Roger gave another interview, mainly about Ca Ira, but he also talks about how the Live 8 reunion came to be (Roger wanted to do In The Flesh), and once again, in a positive tone, states that Pink Floyd 'may' do another 'charitable' concert sometime in the future. Do not miss this! It runs for just over 13 minutes in MP3 format and is around 12MB HERE Right mouse click & 'save target as'. (Thanks to Laughingnome)

PINK FLOYD TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright re-unite for the second time in 24 years to attend ceremony!! See full OFFICIAL press release & details HERE

"I hope we do it again" says Roger Waters. "If some other opportunity arose, I could even imagine us doing Dark Side of the Moon again - you know, if there was a special occasion. It would be good to hear it again." HERE

Roger Waters Quits UK In Disgust At Hunting Ban. The Times has reported that Roger has gone to live in America “in disgust” at what he says is an unfair attack by Tony Blair’s government on Britain’s countryside community. Read the full article HERE There is also a brilliant new interview with Roger in The Times. Here's a quick snippet: Waters is still glowing at the memories. (Live 8) So much so that, even amid the denials, and even with Gilmour making a solo album, one wonders if that was the final performance by Pink Floyd. “It was moving,” says Waters of the quartet’s rapprochement in front of hundreds of millions. “I wrote an e-mail to Dave afterwards. I’d just seen a bunch of press cuttings, and I think I said, ‘How extraordinary to be so warmly feted by a press that’s always been so unpleasant and negative in the past.’

 


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This site deals with Roger Waters solo career. If you are wanting material from Roger's days with Pink Floyd, then please go to A Fleeting Glimpse. Mark Fenwick (Roger's Manager) continues to assist with official news items and we hope that you can come back time and again for all your Roger Waters news.

The controversial 'Whip Craic' concert at the Royal Albert Hall (2002) that drew bitter comments from many of Roger's fans (See item this page) went by without protest.

The show featured the premier performance of the Overture from Roger Waters' opera, Ca Ira. You can read the reviews & see some more show pics HERE

Late 2002 Roger played at the Music To My Ears concerts. The shows were on Oct. 7 at Boston's FleetCenter and Oct. 8 at New York's Madison Square Garden. The Boston lineup also featured Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Sting, and James Taylor; those artists, minus Joel, also played in New York along with Jimmy Buffett and Brian Wilson.

On September 12th & 13th 2002 Roger performed 2 shows at the Royal Festival Hall (London) with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. You can read the reviews and get to listen to song or two by going HERE

If you are one of the few Roger Waters fans who has not yet visited his 2002 Tour Site then where have you been? If you have a couple of days to gaze at hundreds of tour photos, tons of reviews, stacks of MP3's and a pile of video clips, then get your bum over HERE

Get yourself over to A Fleeting Glimpse and see The Wall Film Book photos NOW LADDIE!

Roger's new songs are now available for streaming HERE Roger was considering contributing these songs to an album being compiled by Michael Moore. Read how this came about and see the results of our poll on this issue HERE


A couple of nice pics of Roger at the Yele Haiti Benefit on the 27 August. Full size images can be found HERE

Jay Stapley interview now online. You will recall that Jay sat in for Eric Clapton on the second Pros and Cons of Hitchiking" tour. Now there's an excellent interview with Jay HERE

Rock Music Memorabilia. Our other site (A Fleeting Glimpse) has lots of Rock Music Memorabilia special offers, that are also available to visitors to this site. Check out the great book offer There Must Be A Better Way or the Just Broken Even box set or the brilliant Knebworth Commemorative Box Set. When ordering, be sure to mention Roger Waters On Tour to get the special offers!

" I didn't mind rolling over for one day" Says Roger Waters in this revealing new Rolling Stone article CLICK

'The Wall' on Broadway - Full Steam Ahead As we reported last August, Here & Here Miramax Films has pacted with Casablanca Records to develop and produce a Broadway musical based on Pink Floyd's rock opera "The Wall." Here's the LATEST NEWS Also a March 2005 interview

Will Roger remarry? Roger recently become engaged to film maker girlfriend Laurie Durning. Roger is understood to have been seeing Laurie for several years. This would be his fourth marriage.

Roger Waters is convinced he landed the deal of his life when he saw Jimi Hendrix'ss first live appearance in England - as a guest of Cream - for less than $2 STORY

India Waters A page about Roger's model daughter is now available HERE Caution, revealing pictures!

New Roger Waters Song? We were sent an MP3 called County Down, which was claimed to be by Roger Waters. We were not so sure, and have now found out the real story! FULL DETAILS

PP Arnold @ The Rocket. PP gave a sterling performance late last year, and was joined by amoungst others Andy Wallace. We have a great show review, along with some great pictures HERE

In a possible nod to Bob Dylan, Roger said in an interview with Jim Ladd, that the working title for his new album is 'Heartland'. (Dylan had a song of the same name).

In a political interview on radio in Sept 04, Roger suggested that there is a possibilty that a DVD of a live 1980/81 'Wall' concert will "definitely become available at some point quite soon."

 Roger launches the 'Writings on the Wall' campaign. Roger has joined the protest about the wall, built by Israel, cutting through the occupied territories. He signed an 8 ft tall mock up of the wall “we don’t need no thought control”. War On Want

Roger told a Long Island Hamptons reporter (Steve Matteo) that he was about to conclude a deal that will be a feature film of The Final Cut. Full Details

We have had a good dig around in the vaults and thanks to Victor, have managed to turn up some old titillating newspaper cuttings. HERE

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A 15 minute recorded segment of Ca Ira was played at the Gert Hofs Light & Firework extravaganza in Malta at midnight on 30 April. Pictures, Video, Sound & Report

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Roger Waters Responds Directly To A Fleeting Glimpse

Regular visitors to A Fleeting Glimpse will recall that a protest book was placed there so Roger Waters fans could express their views about Roger performing at a benefit concert for the Countryside Alliance, an organisation that condones fox hunting.
Your comments were sent to Mark Fenwick (Roger's Manager) who in turn passed them on to Roger. A poll was also conducted on the site with 81% of fans opposed to Roger's appearance at the event. (3135 against, 753 in favour).
As you may know, Roger then issued a detailed statement that was published widely on the Internet and in the print media. Roger Waters On Tour wishes to place on record it's appreciation to Roger & Mark Fenwick for taking the time to respond to the concerns of many of Roger's fans.

A staggering $8519.78 (Aus) (App $6,605.09 US or 3,491.17 pounds) was donated to the World Vision Tsunami Relief Fund in April 2005. The money was the proceeds from the Pink Floyd Tsunami Raffle that was recently conducted across the web. Pictured is World Vision's Mike Fawsitt & raffle co-ordinator Col Turner. Mike said he was delighted to receive the cheque, and thanked Floyd/Waters fans for their generosity. More details about the raffle can be found HERE

 

The 30th Anniversary, Dark Side Of The Moon was released in early 2003 Now you can see and hear all four members of the band talk about the release and see some rare footage!DIRECT DOWNLOAD (Windows Media Version / Right Mouse click & Save As). Then LISTEN TO THE ALBUM or tune in to the Radio Caroline special with an great interview with Storm Thorgerson HERE (Real Audio) OR read a great Review and read the Rolling Stone Article


Roger and Col Turner (Who runs this site) talking about Col's other site A Fleeting Glimpse backstage at one of Roger's 2002 concerts. Full Story

Here's how we reported the reunion

PINK FLOYD TO REFORM WITH ROGER WATERS FOR LIVE 8 OFFICIAL!!!!!!!

We are delighted to confirm that Pink Floyd will Reform for Live 8 with Roger Waters

Pink Floyd's Management have confirmed that David Gilmour made the decision on Friday night. (10 June) Then on Saturday Roger, Nick & Rick all agreed to participate.

This is the OFFICIAL David Gilmour statement, provided to us by Pink Floyd's Management and Pink Floyd's publicity Manager.

"Like most people I want to do everything I can to persuade the G8 leaders to make huge commitments to the relief of poverty and increased aid to the third world. It’s crazy that America gives such a paltry percentage of its GNP to the starving nations. Any squabbles Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if re-forming for this concert will help focus attention then it’s got to be worthwhile."

How did all this come about ? Pink Floyd's Manager told A Fleeting Glimpse that "Bob (Geldof) engineered it, he talked to David and he talked to Roger, and Roger then called David." So there you have it.

Roger Waters Manager, Mark Fenwick, also contacted us to say that this is Roger's official statement "It's great to be asked to help Bob raise public awareness on the issues of third world debt and poverty. The cynics will scoff, screw 'em! Also, to be given the opportunity to put the band back together, even if it's only for a few numbers, is a big bonus."

Live 8 site HERE


Rog shares a tender moment with new love Laurie Durning. (No date for this picture)

Our good friend Kristen sent this one in of Roger & Laurie. This picture was taken recently in New York

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