The third season of the public television interview series Speakeasy is in progress, bringing with it a series of new conversations with acclaimed artists like Nick Lowe, Steve Earle, Gary Clark Jr. and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason — the latter of which can be seen below. Nick Mason is best known as the drummer of legendary rock band Pink Floyd. He is the only member of Pink Floyd to be featured on every one of their albums and is the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1965.
Mason is interviewed by David Fricke, with the pair discussing the early days of Pink Floyd, groupies, space, and the legacy of the band, with the clip showing a snippet of their conversation about the creative forces that were within the band. Mason says: “The fact that David Gilmour and Roger Waters don’t want to work together is part of the reason that we managed to do the good work that we did do. That actually if there hadn’t been that friction, we probably wouldn’t have made the albums that we did make.”
Waters, Rush bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee, Carlos Santana, John Mellencamp, David Crosby and Graham Nash have all previously appeared on the show.