Roger Waters’ Son Harry Feels ‘Hurt’ After Getting Fired By His Own Father
Harry Waters recently shared with Rolling Stone his experience of being let go from Roger Waters’ band just before the ‘Us + Them’ tour began in late 2016. About how it felt to get fired by his father after 14 years of working with him, he explained:
“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.”
He Still Supports His Father
Despite this, Harry remains supportive of Roger, especially in light of criticism against his political stances. The former Pink Floyd member has been accused of antisemitism due to his comments on the Israeli government as well as his stage attire and props referencing the SS officers.
In response to these claims, Harry commented:
“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.”
Will He Work With Roger Again?
After leaving Roger’s band, Harry stepped away from Pink Floyd’s music for a while and didn’t work with his father on another project. But the keyboardist is not totally closed to the idea, as he spoke of the possibility by saying:
“I don’t imagine it’ll happen again, but maybe. We’ll see.”
The Keyboardist’s Pink Floyd-Related Work
Harry Waters returned to covering Pink Floyd material with Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade during their tour earlier in the year. His next step is joining the Pink Floyd tribute act, Brit Floyd, for three shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon.’
About this new project, he told Rolling Stone:
“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.”
Plans For The Shows And Beyond
During these shows, Harry will perform tracks like ‘Time,’ ‘The Great Gig In The Sky,’ and ‘Pigs,’ alongside artists such as Durga McBroom and Scott Page. While uncertain about further collaborations with Brit Floyd, the keyboardist said he ‘would be interested’ if the opportunity arose.