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Roger Waters Puts the Pink Floyd Catalog Sale in Danger with Israel and Ukraine Remarks: Report

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Author/Atul K Rawat

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The article Roger Waters Threatens the Pink Floyd Catalog Sale with Israel and the Ukraine Remarks: Report first appeared on Consequence.

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Pink Floyd are reportedly looking to sell their back catalogue for up to $500 million, but according to Variety, controversial remarks made by co-founder Roger Waters in a recent interview with Rolling Stone may put an end to any deal talks.

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Back in August, the Financial Times reported that prospective buyers such as Sony Music, Warner Music, BMG, and Primary Wave as well as Hipgnosis Song Management,

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a music investment fund that has obtained the rights to the catalogues of artists ranging from Neil Young to Justin Timberlake, could pay up to $500 million for Pink Floyd's back catalogue. 

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Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Nicks are some other musicians whose catalogues have sold for hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Pink Floyd's song publishing would reportedly not be covered by the potential agreement, but the band's name and likeness would be, significantly sweetening the deal.

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Variety claims that Waters' remarks have, at the very least, given one prospective buyer "cold feet," and that others are likely to think twice about their positions. This could also potentially lower the catalog's value.

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In the interview, Waters made a number of outrageous accusations to support his theories regarding Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. 

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He also asserted that he was "on a kill list that is supported by the Ukrainian government" and decried the existence of "lies, lies, lies, and more lies" based on western propaganda as proof of Russian war crimes.

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When questioned about his position on Israel, Waters refuted the definition of antisemitism and blamed Jews in the US and the UK for Israel's actions.

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Get your tickets through Ticketmaster to see Roger Waters' politically charged "This Is Not a Drill" tour, which is currently on the road.

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