Nick Mason Reveals Why He Pulled Out Of Pink Floyd Reunion
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has told Classic Rock he refused to take part in a reunion of the band because of the gig’s location – the country pile of “posh totty” Jemima Khan.
In an interview in the current edition of CR, Mason disclosed that he pulled out of what would have been Pink Floyd’s second reunion in almost 30 years after he discovered that Sir James Goldsmith’s socialite daughter – and ex-wife of retired Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan – owned the Oxfordshire house, Kiddington Hall, where the concert was to be held.
“That particular event wasn’t right for a re-formation of Pink Floyd,” Mason told us. “I said I would do it, but it was a charity event for suits, and it felt wrong to turn a small thing into a big deal just because Jemima Khan was in attendance.
“Why play for a lot of posh totty instead of some of the other things we should save that up for – a Live 8 type of thing?”
Read the full interview with Mason in the December issue of Classic Rock, on sale now.