||PINK FLOYD TO REUNITE FOR 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS
3rd January 2012
Pink Floyd are set to reunite and perform at the 2012 London Olympics according to a report in the British Daily Express.
The original line-up last played together at Live 8 in 2005 after more than 20 years apart and are expected to be among the star acts at the Olympic closing ceremony in August.
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The Express are quoting an 'insider' as saying: "It's long been made clear it would take something very special to get Pink Floyd back together again and it doesn't get any bigger than the Olympics.
"Like Sir Paul (McCartney, who is tipped to open the Games), they have been a major part of the nation's culture over the past 40 years and it will be very fitting that they're involved when London is on show to the world.
"It's hoped everything can be confirmed in the coming weeks."
The surviving members are David Gilmour, 65, Roger Waters, 68, and Nick Mason, 67.
Relations soured when Waters left in 1985 and the others carried on as Pink Floyd against his wishes. Two decades later, Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof persuaded them to put their differences behind them and their emotional reunion was regarded by many as the highlight of the event.
Both Waters and Mason have since admitted they would like to perform as Floyd again, with Mason insisting it would have to be "a grander version of Live 8 driven by someone even more major than Bob Geldo".
Guitarist Gilmour has to date resisted the idea.