Roger Waters

Roger Waters

 

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George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English singer, songwriter, bassist, 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, but following the departure of Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader.

Pink Floyd achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups in the history of popular music; by 2013, they had sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Amid creative differences, Waters left in 1985 and began a legal dispute with the remaining members over their use of the band's name and material. They settled out of court in 1987, and nearly eighteen years passed before he performed with them again.

Waters' solo work includes the studio albums The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio K.A.O.S., Amused to Death, and Is This the Life We Really Want?. 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. As a member of Pink Floyd, he was inducted into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In the same year he released Ça Ira, an opera in three acts translated from Étienne 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 2017, the tour is the highest-grossing of all time by a solo artist.

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Wait for Her
 
"Wait for Her" is a song by English rock musician and former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, and the fourth single as tenth track on his fourth studio album, Is This the Life We Really Want?
Is This the Life We Really Want?
 
Is This the Life We Really Want?
The Last Refugee
 
"The Last Refugee" is a song by English rock musician and former Pink Floyd member, Roger Waters.
Déjà Vu
 
"Déjà Vu" is a song by English rock musician and former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, and the second track on his fourth solo studio album, Is This the Life We Really Want?

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Review: Roger Waters, Us + Them tour, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
  –  February 7, 2018
Singer and guitarist Jonathan Wilson – ‘the resident hippie’ of Roger Waters’ band – sings Pink Floyd’s Breathe during Waters’ Brisbane Entertainment Centre concert. Picture: AAP Image/Steve Pohlner “I was looking at the schedule and ...
Artists including Brian Eno, Roger Waters, and Kathleen Hanna sign letter in support of Lorde following Israel show cancellation
  –  January 7, 2018
Artists including Brian Eno, Roger Waters, and Kathleen Hanna have signed a letter in support of Lorde following her cancelling a scheduled gig in Israel. The New Zealand singer was due to perform in Tel Aviv on June 5, but announced on Christmas Eve the ...
Roger Waters takes on Trump on his latest hi-tech Australian concert... but is it his final tour?
  –  February 11, 2018
ROGER Waters’ The Wall tour was not just an enormous financial ... Waters knows how to surround himself with quality musicians who all share his attention to detail. Guitarist Jonathan Wilson (outed by Waters as the band’s resident hippie) handles ...
Review: Roger Waters, Us + Them tour, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
  –  February 7, 2018
Singer and guitarist Jonathan Wilson – ‘the resident hippie’ of Roger Waters’ band – sings Pink Floyd’s Breathe during Waters’ Brisbane Entertainment Centre concert. Picture: AAP Image/Steve Pohlner “I was looking at the schedule and ...
Roger Waters review: Rock royalty plays his Trump card
  –  February 4, 2018
Roger Waters' Us + Them concert toured the US for six months last ... David Gilmour's parts are sung faithfully by guitarist Jonathan Wilson, who Waters tells us is "the hippy every band needs". Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, meanwhile, bring a subtle ...
Roger Waters takes on Trump on his latest hi-tech Australian concert... but is it his final tour?
  –  February 11, 2018
ROGER Waters’ The Wall tour was not just an enormous financial ... Waters knows how to surround himself with quality musicians who all share his attention to detail. Guitarist Jonathan Wilson (outed by Waters as the band’s resident hippie) handles ...
 
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