Kasich makes pledge to reunite Pink Floyd
It’s a campaign promise he may have a tough time keeping.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said on Tuesday that, if elected president, he will try to reunite legendary British rock band Pink Floyd.
Kasich, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, was asked by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota about the favorite concert he’s attended, which he said was a Pittsburgh stop on the band’s tour for their 1980 album “The Wall.”
Then Kasich made his pitch to bring together the notoriously factious band.
“If I’m president, I am going to once and for all try to reunite Pink Floyd to come together and play a couple of songs,” Kasich said. “And since we have so much trouble in America with our finances, I’m going to start with a little song they created called ‘Money.’”
The “Wall” line-up of the group, featuring Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason last played together in 2008 at the Live 8 concert, after 24 years apart. Wright, the band’s keyboardist, died in 2008.
While Kasich’s vow was made jokingly, it does have some precedence. The classic line-up of fellow 1970s group Fleetwood Mac reunited in 1993 at the request of President Bill Clinton for his inaugural ball.