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Pink Floyd To Reform For Tribute Gig To Syd Barrett?

Sunday, 30 July 2006 Written by Stereoboard.com
ImagePink Floyd are rumoured to be considering a reunion concert in memorial to former guitarist Syd Barrett, who died earlier this month.

The iconic rock band got back together for the first time in 24 years, in 2005, when they performed the highlight set at last summer's Live 8 concert in Hyde Park.

Despite since ruling out any hopes of a reunion tour, and reportedly turning down the chance to pick up a $100 Million fortune for a US tour last year, the band are now said to be ready to reform again for the one off show.

A friend of the band told The Daily Telegraph newspaper, "They didn't want to let Syd go without a huge send-off."

Earlier this month drummer Nick Mason quashed any immediate hopes of a reunion tour, but since the death of founding member Barrett hopes of a one-off concert to honour the life of a great friend may just be realised.

Mason said earlier this month, "I think relations are much better, but I'm absolutely, sorry to say...I cannot announce the imminent arrival of another world tour."

"David (Gilmour) is busy with a solo project...(he) really has no interest in reviving the band."

"I have to say I'd love to do it, and Wright probably would and even Roger (Waters)  is sort of more open to the idea."

"But perhaps it's rather a good thing that just occasionally people won't do things for large sums of money."

"It's got to be done because people really want to and think they can do something better."

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