Gilmour Refused To Play Wall At Live 8
Former PINK FLOYD guitarist DAVID GILMOUR refused to play the supergroup's biggest hit ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL at Live 8 last summer (02JUL05), because he thought the song's anti-education theme was inappropriate. Gilmour, NICK MASON and RICHARD WRIGHT reunited with estranged bandmate ROGER WATERS for the first time in 24 years to perform at the London leg of the anti-poverty gig. While Waters was keen for the group to perform Another Brick In The Wall, Gilmour pointed out the lyrics, "We don't need no education" and "If you don't eat yer' meat, you can't have any pudding" were not suitable for the gig, which aimed to raise awareness of poverty in Africa, where many children are malnourished and uneducated. Gilmour explains, "(The song) was way off message. "Anyway, I don't like it much. It's all right, but not part of the great emotional oeuvre. "The songs that Roger wanted were not the ones I thought we should do. The arrangements of the songs were not the way Roger wanted to do them. But I kind of insisted."