Harry Waters Hurt After Being Fired By His Dad Roger
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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Harry Waters, son of legendary musician Roger Waters, shared his feelings about being dismissed from his father’s band just before the Us + Them tour kicked off in late 2016.
Reflecting on the experience of losing his position after 14 years of collaboration, Harry expressed his emotions, stating:
“I think he just wanted a change of blood, something new, something fresh. I’m not sure of his exact reasoning, but everyone except two people [keyboardist Jon Carin and guitarist Dave Kilminster] got fired. But the other guys that got the sack weren’t his son, so it was doubly hurtful for me.”
Unwavering Support Despite Differences
Despite the professional separation, Harry remains supportive of his father, particularly in light of criticism Roger Waters has faced for his political viewpoints. The former Pink Floyd member has been accused of antisemitism due to comments about the Israeli government and stage elements referencing SS officers. Harry defended his father, stating:
“It’s just not true at all that he’s an antisemite. He’s been doing that for 40 years. It’s satire. He’s bringing to light all the evils of the world. But people confuse that and think he’s an antisemite, which is really stupid.”
Since leaving his father’s band, Harry took a break from Pink Floyd’s music and did not collaborate on another project with Roger Waters. However, when asked about the possibility of working together again, Harry remained open:
“I don’t imagine it’ll happen again, but maybe. We’ll see.”
Classics and Future Possibilities
Stepping away from his father’s musical realm, Harry delved into covering Pink Floyd material with Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade during an earlier tour. His next venture involves joining the Pink Floyd tribute act, Brit Floyd, for three shows commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side Of The Moon. Regarding this new project, he casually mentioned:
“I’ve never met any of them, but I’ll just turn up and play. I’ve been playing this music for 30 years or so. I think we’ll be OK without a rehearsal.”
During these upcoming shows, Harry will showcase iconic tracks like “Time,” “The Great Gig In The Sky,” and “Pigs,” collaborating with artists such as Durga McBroom and Scott Page. While uncertain about future collaborations with Brit Floyd, the keyboardist expressed interest if the opportunity arose.