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- Posted on May 7th 2010 10:16AM by Benjy Eisen
"I didn't ever smash up a hotel room or throw a TV out the window or anything," Waters tells Spinner. "That was Led Zeppelin." All the same, the bassist and songwriter says that the period when he was writing material for 'The Wall' was full of darkness and desperation.
"A lot of the story relates directly to what was going on in my life," he admits. But regardless of the experiences that led Pink Floyd to build 'The Wall,' virtually anybody who has ever given it a listen has found some kind of real connection to it and knows at least some of the songs, such as 'Comfortably Numb' and 'Another Brick in the Wall (Part II).'
"You start feeling parallels in other people's experiences," explains Waters. "The separations that you might feel from things that might be important to you are symbolically represented by this wall that is separating you from the band that's making this music."
As Waters gears up to take 'The Wall' out on the road for a massive touring production with his own solo band, this video gives a little preview to just how big of a scope and scale the show is going to be. We haven't seen anything quite like this since, well, since Pink Floyd made pigs fly across stadiums.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 10.