The drummer of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason has stated that the legendary rock band may get back together to play concerts for charity. One of the most successful bands of all times, Pink Floyd sold over 200 million albums and their last performance was at the Live 8 concert in London in 2005. Mason said, “I think all of us would like the idea of repeating the Live 8 concept”. He also explained that everyone within the group was happy to help others, something which is done for the right reasons and provides the band with enjoyment.
There was a famous fall out between band member Roger Waters and David Gilmoue in the 1980s, although recent charity has helped bring the pair back together for the first time since Live 8. Classic Pink Floyd songs were performed for the Hoping Foundation which helps Palestinian children. Mason spoke at the In The City music conference in Manchester and stated, “Live 8 could provide a template for something we would do again. I think it would be a very nice way for a band to gently move towards retirement, by doing shows absolutely for charity rather for more income”. Mason appeared at the In The City music conference in his capacity as co-chairman of the Featured Artists Coalition, a body that was set up two years ago to fight for musicians rights.