Republican John Kasich is a huge Roger Waters fan
US Presidential candidate John Kasich has said that he will reunite Pink Floyd if he is elected to the Oval Office.
Republican Kasich, who is the governor of Ohio, faces competition for the spot in his party from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. However, he is hoping that a plan to get Pink Floyd back together might give him the edge.
Speaking to CNN, Kasich said that seeing Pink Floyd’s The Wall tour in Pittsburgh was his favourite gig of all time and praised Roger Waters as an “incredible artist.”
“If I’m president, I am going to once and for all try to reunite Pink Floyd to come together and play a couple songs,” he said. “And since we have so much trouble in America with our finances, I’m going to start with a little song they created called ‘Money.'”
See the interview below:
David Gilmour confirmed that Pink Floyd are over following the release of final album ‘The Endless River’ in 2014.
Gilmour said it would be “fakery” to reform with his two surviving bandmates, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, explaining that the iconic rock band had “run its course.”
David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd in 1967, two years after the band’s formation in 1965 by then students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. Syd Barrett left the group in 1968 and passed away in 2006. Rick Wright died in 2008.
Meanwhile, Roger Waters is on record as saying that a Pink Floyd reunion is “out of the question” and distanced himself from ‘The Endless River’.