Watch Roger Waters and His Band Play ‘Mother’ from Quarantine: ‘Watching ‘Mother’ Reminds Me Just How Irreplaceable the Joy of Being in a Band is’

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Roger Waters and his touring band aren’t able to be out on the road right now — the COVID-19 pandemic postponed his anticipated This Is Not A Drill tour to 2021.

But, as we learned with The Wall, ‘The Show Must Go On,’ and over the weekend the Pink Floyd legend premiered a remote performance of “Mother,” Waters joining forces with his touring band, each member performing his or her part from home.

The result was a seamless presentation of the classic song, led by this introduction from Waters:

Social distancing is a necessary evil in Covid world. Watching “Mother” reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is.

After the performance, Waters’ microphone stays on and he thanks each musician, adding, “We should do this again, right?”

Yes, Roger Waters. Do this again, please.

In related Pink Floyd news, David Gilmour recently streamed his Live at Pompeii concert film for charity — that’s still up on Gilmour’s YouTube page, so enjoy it below if you haven’t yet:

Gilmour has also been doing a weekly livestream from home with his wife, novelist/writer Patty Samson, which has also been top-notch entertainment for the COVID-19 era:

Despite Waters and Gilmour remaining active individually, don’t read into it further — as there will be no Pink Floyd reunion activities, as he said in no uncertain terms in a recent Rolling Stone interview:

No, it wouldn’t be nice,” he says. “It would be fucking awful. Obviously if you’re a fan of those days of Pink Floyd, you would have a different point of view. But I had to live through it. That was my life … would I trade my liberty for those chains? No fucking way.” 

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