Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason talked in an interview with The Coda Collection about Roger Waters saying that keyboardist Richard Wright and guitarist/singer David Gilmour were always trying to put him down when he was in the band.
Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason talks about Roger Waters being bullied claims:
“I’m slightly flabbergasted by it. But I think that’s a slightly over emotional way of putting that there was some sort of division within the band about… Because Roger was always looking beyond the music, in a way. I think it was artificial, but I think possibly there was the side that wanted to do inflatables and films, as well as music, and those who just wanted to do music.”
“But, I don’t think they were mean to him, particularly. It’s hard to imagine being mean to Roger. Stalin was the bullied.”
Roger Waters claims
Ex-Pink Floyd bassist and singer Roger Waters said in an interview WTF podcast (Via UG) that guitarist/singer David Gilmour and the late keyboardist Richard Wright were always trying to bringing him down when he was in the band.
“Well, I was in a very toxic environment where I was around some people… Well, David (Gilmour) and Rick (Richard Wright) mainly were always trying to drag me down. They were always trying to knock me off.”
Your own artistic vision?
“Yeah, kind of….”
How would they do that?
“By claiming that I was tone-deaf and that I didn’t understand music. ‘Oh, he’s just a boring teacher figure who tells us what to do but he can’t tune his own guitar…’ They were very snotty and snippy because they felt very insignificant, I think.”
At that point?
“I think so, yeah. And I’m not putting them down. Those years that we were together, whatever it was like socially, there is no question but that we did some really good work together.”
And you all shared the vision
“We didn’t share the vision but we shared the work.”
It was your vision, most of it?
“I wouldn’t say that. But, yeah, it was.”