Los Angeles, October 5 (SocialNews.XYZ) Although no official word has been released, British psychedelic rock band ‘Pink Floyd’ have been buying up their catalog of recorded music and other assets for several months, seeking up to $500 million, according to the Financial Times. , with both major music companies and investment companies as the highest bidders.
But sources say a bombshell new interview with founding member, main songwriter and shareholder Roger Waters – in which he makes lengthy remarks about Israel, Ukraine, Russia, the US and other issues policies that could politely be described as controversial – give at least one potential buyer cold feet and seem likely to cause others to rethink their positions, reports Variety.
For years, Waters has spoken out about politics in the press and at his concerts, Israel’s most controversial politics. But the new Rolling Stone interview raises (or lowers) the bar considerably.
During interview, former ‘Pink Floyd’ singer insists that some Jews in US and UK bear responsibility for Israel’s actions ‘because they pay for everything’; that well-documented accounts of Russian war crimes in Ukraine are “lies, lies, lies”; that the United States is “the most evil (country) of them all by a factor of at least 10 times”; that Russia’s brutal military involvement in Syria is justified because “they were there at the invitation of the Syrian government” (which is headed by one of the world’s deadliest dictators, Bashar Assad), and more Again.
Variety further states that on a purely commercial level, Pink Floyd’s catalog of recorded music, not to mention its merchandising rights, is one of the most valuable in contemporary music, with classic albums like “Dark Side of the Moon”, ‘The Wall’, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Animals’, ‘Meddle’, ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ and more.
And after catalog sales of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen (both for around $600 million), Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, James Brown and many more, it’s one of the most lucrative brands and the most desirable known on the market.