Roger Waters

  • Aired:  01/14/13
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Roger Waters talks future Pink Floyd tours and his charitable work, all while avoiding projectile vomiting. (5:42)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LEGENDARY BAND PINK FLOYD.

HE WILL CONTINUE HIS TOUR THIS SUMMER IN EUROPE.

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM ROGER WATERS.

I CAN'T HUG YOU.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, ROGER WATERS.

COME AND SIT DOWN.

I WOULD HUG HIM.

HE'S HERE ON A MEDICAL... YOU GOT A LITTLE BIT OF THE FLU.

>> KIND OF BIT Jon: I APPRECIATE YOU COMING OUT HERE

>> TO PROJECT TILE VOMIT.

I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU MOVE TO ONE SIDE.

>> Jon: WHEN YOU SUGGEST IT, I WILL MOVE BECAUSE WITH YOUR ACCENT THAT SOUNDED LOVELY TO ME.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH Jon: THE WAY THAT... PROCEED VECTILE VOMIT.

IT SOUNDS LIKE I'LL HAVE THAT AND A SCONE PLEASE

>> I AM ON MY BEST BEHAVIOR Jon: YOU DON'T NEED TO BE I VERY RARELY WEAR A SHIRT

AND TIE

>> Jon: EVERY TIME I SEE ROGER WATERS, FIRST OF ALL, SEMINAL ROCK'N'ROLL ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I STILL AM IN TROUBLE FROM... DO YOU KNOW IN THE OLD PINK FLOYD ALBUM YOU HAD THE STICKERS THAT

CAME WITH THE ALBUM.

PUT THEM UP ALL OVER MY DOOR.

STILL THERE.

>> WE USED TO HAVE VERY GOOD ADHESIVES IN THOSE DAYS.

>> Jon: LUCKILY, I STILL LIVE AT HOME SO IT'S NOT A PROBLEM.

EVERY TIME I SEE YOU, YOU, THE ARCHTYPAL REBELLIOUS ROCK'N'ROLLER ARE JUST OUT THERE

DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD.

I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

YOU'RE OUT THERE AT THE 12-12 BENEFIT FOR SANDY FLOOD RELIEF.

YOU'VE DONE A LOT OF WORK WITH WOUNDED WARRIORS.

( APPLAUSE ) I'M ESPECIALLY INTERESTED, THERE WAS A WOUNDED WARRIOR BENEFIT WHERE YOU PUT TOGETHER A BAND

FROM WALTER REED.

TELL ME HOW THAT CAME TO BE

>> WELL, A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, BOB WOOD ROUGH ASKED ME TO GO AND JUST HANG OUT AT THE DRINKS

THING BEFORE STAND-UP, WHICH YOU WERE DOING

>> Jon: STAND-UP FOR HEROES IN NEW YORK AT THE BEACON THEATER.

>> AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SNOP I'M FAMILIAR WITH HIM

>> I KNOW YOU ARE.

I WAS SNOWING BACK STAGE AT YOUR SHOW HOW VERY, VERY QUICKLY YOU TALK

>> Jon: UNBELIEVABLE.

I DESPERATELY TRY TO KEEP UP WITH YOU

>> Jon: YOU DON'T HAVE TO.

CAN I TELL YOU WHAT I HAVE?

ATEROL.

DO YOU WANT SOME?

>> THANK YOU, NO.

SO ANYWAY, THEY SAID WILL YOU COME NEXT YEAR BECAUSE.

THEN I HAD THIS WHACKY IDEA WHICH WAS TO PUT TOGETHER A BAND OF VETS BACK FROM EITHER

AFGHANISTAN OR IRAQ OR WHATEVER AND MAYBE PUT A BAND TOGETHER.

THEY WENT WHAT?

AND THEN THEY APPARENTLY SAID YES.

SO I MET THIS LOVELY MAN AT WALTER REED WHO RUNS A PROGRAM THERE CALLED MUSIC CALL WHERE

THEY TEACH THEM TO PLAY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OR HELP THEM TO RECOVER THEIR ABILITY THAT THEY

MIGHT HAVE LOST

>> Jon: RIGHT.

TO PLAY AMUSEICAL INSTRUMENT.

SO I WENT DOWN TO WALTER REED A FEW TIMES WITH MY GOOD FRIEND.

WE PUT TOGETHER A BAND OF 12 GUYS.

THEY WERE AMAZING.

>> Jon: I MEAN, PEOPLE WERE BONKERS.

THEY WENT BONKERS.

>> THESE GUYS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.

I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

>> Jon: YOU DID A GREAT JOB WITH IT.

( APPLAUSE ) NOW, YOU'RE GOING BACK ON THE ROAD WITH THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF PINK FLOYD, RIGHT?

YOU GUYS ARE GOING.

>> THIS IS HOW HE MAKES HIS LIVING.

THAT IS FUNNY.

>> Jon: YOU GOT TO POINT CERTAIN THINGS OUT.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO START WITH ON THE INTERNATIONAL TOUR?

>> WELL, WE'RE JUST DOING EUROPE NOW.

I THINK I MAY HAVE SQUEEZED BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA DRY.

>> Jon: REALLY?

I'VE BEEN HERE ALMOST WITHOUT PEACE FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.

IT'S BEEN FABULOUS.

WE HAVE A TERRIFIC TIME PARTICULARLY HERE IN NEW YORK CITY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELL, NEW YORK CITY IS, YOU KNOW, WE ARE ENORMOUS FANS OF WALLS HERE IN NEW YORK CITY.

WHETHER IT'S YOUR WALL.

WHAT KEEPS IT FRESH FOR YOU STILL?

DO YOU FIND NEW THINGS IN THE SONGS THAT YOU'VE WRITTEN YEARS AGO?

DO YOU FIND... HOW DO YOU RECONNECT TO THAT MATERIAL?

I KNOW AT 12-12 YOU HAD SOMEONE ON WHO WAS AMAZING.

HOW DO YOU RECONNECT?

>> THE VERSION OF THE WALL THAT I'M DOING NOW, IF IT'S FROM THE ONE THAT I DID WITH PINK FLOYD

IN 1979-80 AND THAT IS FAR MORE UNIVERSAL IN ITS MESSAGE.

IT'S NO LONGER ABOUT THAT MISERABLE SELF-SERVING NASTY LITTLE ROGER THAT WE ALL HATED

THOSE YEARS AGO

>> Jon: NEVER CRAZY ABOUT HIM.

IT'S MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU ACCUSED ME OF WHICH IS THE REBELLION THAT THE TRYING TO

UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AND HELP PEOPLE OCCASIONALLY.

>> Jon: AND THE COMPASSION THAT YOU DISPLAY IN THOSE PURSUIT

>> ONCE DOES HAVE EMPATHY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IN TROUBLE.

>> Jon: YOU, MY FRIEND, ARE MORE GENEROUS EVEN WITH THE FLU THAN MANY WILL EVER KNOW.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

I THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ROGER WATERS.

WE'RE GOING TO LET HIM GO AND REST UP AND HYDRATE.

THE GREAT ROGER WATERS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

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