Pink Floyd reunite

for Live8.

The classic Pink Floyd lineup – which hasn’t performed together in more than two decades–has announced plans to play at next month’s Live 8 concert in London.

The performance – which will be the first by bassist Roger Waters, guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Richard Wright since 1981 – is part of a multi-city event aimed at raising the public’s awareness of global poverty and debt.

Like most people, I want to do everything I can to persuade the G8 leaders to make huge commitments to the relief of poverty and increased aid to the third world David Gilmour

Gilmour said in a prepared statement announcing the group’s participation in the event.

It’s crazy that America gives such a paltry percentage of its GNP to the starving nations.

Any squabbles Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if re-forming for this concert will help focus attention, then it’s got to be worthwhile. David Gilmour

Waters, the catalyst for two of the band’s best known works – 1973’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and 1979’s “The Wall” – left the group on bad terms in the ’80s.

About the only band worth seeing at the event packed with dullards and those trying to resurect carreers, suppose Jacko will be added soon…

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