January 3, 2012 16:30

Pink Floyd to reunite for London 2012 Olympics?

Reports suggest that the surviving members will play at the opening ceremony alongside Paul McCartney

Pink Floyd to reunite for London 2012 Olympics?
Pink Floyd are apparently considering reforming their classic line-up to perform at this summer's Olympic Games in London.

They last officially performed together at Live 8 in 2005 and now the Evening Standard is tipping them - alongside The Beatles' Paul McCartney - to appear at the games' opening ceremony, quoting an 'insider' as saying:

It's long been made clear it would take something very special to get Pink Floyd back together again and it doesn't get any bigger than the Olympics… Like Sir Paul, they have been a major part of the nation's culture over the past 40 years and it will be very fitting that they're involved when London is on show to the world. It's hoped everything can be confirmed in the coming weeks.


In May 2011 Roger Waters, Nick Mason and David Gilmour briefly reunited onstage during Waters' 'The Wall' concert at The O2 Arena in London, though he later dismissed the incident as "a one-off".

Waters was joined by Gilmour for Pink Floyd song 'Comfortably Numb' while Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, later joined the pair onstage for closing track 'Outside The Wall', with Gilmour playing mandolin and Mason on tambourine.

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