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Roger Waters News

Roger Waters brings 'The Wall' to Wembley Stadium in Autumn 2013 – ticket details

The Pink Floyd man will stage the lavish production in London on September 14, 2013

  • Nov 15, 2012

Roger Waters' The Wall tour named the highest grossing of 2012 so far

Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam also make the Top 10

  • Jul 19, 2012

Roger Waters to release 'The Wall' live O2 Arena DVD?

The former Pink Floyd man has announced that all six London shows will be recorded

  • Dec 31, 2010

Roger Waters changes 'Wall' video following recent anti-Semitism claims

The Anti-Defamation League said that the video segment used imagery associated with Jewish stereotypes

  • Oct 8, 2010

Roger Waters responds to 'The Wall' anti-Semitism claims

Former Pink Floyd man says 'there are no hidden meanings in the 'Goodbye Blue Sky' video'

  • Oct 5, 2010

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Roger Waters Music Videos

Breathe (In The Air) (Audio) Play Video

Breathe (In The Air) (Audio)

Watch the official Breathe (In The Air) (Audio) video by Roger Waters in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Comfortably Numb Play Video

Comfortably Numb

Watch the official Comfortably Numb video by Roger Waters in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Cavity Play Video

Cavity

Official music video for the track Cavity by Hundred Waters.

Best Of Muddy Waters - Vintage Delta Blues Play Video

Best Of Muddy Waters - Vintage Delta Blues

Best Of Muddy Waters - Vintage Delta Blues http://amzn.to/1hdYAdA http://bit.ly/1ftxShd http://bit.ly/1hHD1p6 http://amzn.to/1pdze3S http://bit.ly/1k1dAik http://bit.ly/1h1A93y http://bit.ly/1h1ApzD 00:00 - Rock Me...

Hundred Waters at Hype Hotel - 3/15/2013 Play Video

Hundred Waters at Hype Hotel - 3/15/2013

Hundred Waters wash over you with their gorgeous brand of synthetic rock in this beautiful and moody performance at Hype Hotel.

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Roger Waters Biography

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Richard Wright and guitarist, singer and songwriter Syd Barrett. Waters initially served as the group's bassist and co-lead vocalist, but following the departure of Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist and conceptual leader.

Pink Floyd subsequently achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling acts in the history of popular music; as of 2013, they have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million units sold in the United States. Amid creative differences within the group, Waters left in 1985 and began a legal dispute with the remaining members over their intended use of the band's name and material. They settled out of court in 1987, and nearly eighteen years had passed before he performed with them again.

Waters' solo career has included three studio albums: The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio K.A.O.S. and Amused to Death. In 1990, he staged one of the largest and most extravagant rock concerts in history, The Wall - Live in Berlin, with an official attendance of 200,000. In 1996, he was inducted into the US and the UK Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd. In 2005, he released ‘‘, an opera in three acts translated from Etienne and Nadine Roda-Gils' libretto about the French Revolution. Later that year, he reunited with Pink Floyd bandmates Mason, Wright and David Gilmour for the Live 8 global awareness event; it was the group's first appearance with Waters since 1981. He has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999 and played The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety for his world tour of 2006-2008. In 2010, he began The Wall Live and in 2011 Gilmour and Mason appeared with him during a performance of the double album in London. As of 2013, the tour is the highest-grossing of all time by a solo artist.

Waters has been married four times; first in 1969 to his childhood sweetheart Judy Trim; they had no children together and divorced in 1975. The following year he married Lady Carolyne Christie; the marriage produced a son, Harry Waters, a musician who has played keyboards with his father's touring band since 2006, and a daughter, India Waters, who has worked as a model. Christie and Waters divorced in 1992, and in 1993, he married Priscilla Phillips. They had one son together, Jack Fletcher, before getting divorced in 2001. In 2012, Waters married actress and filmmaker Laurie Durning.

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