[photogallerylink id=73652 align=left]In 1979, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Pink Floyd[/lastfm]‘s [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roger Waters[/lastfm] wrote The Wall as a response to the death of his own father when he was a child. In this new incarnation of The Wall – Live, being performed by Waters at Philips Arena, June 13, 2012, he hopes that others who have had deep losses will identify with this story and realize that it was his loss that helped him identify with others.
[pullquote quote="Don't look upon it as rock and roll, this is theatre." credit="Roger Waters on The Wall"]The original musical film, released in 1982, contained live action, animation and more music than dialogue. The protagonist was played by Sir [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Geldof[/lastfm], formerly of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Boomtown Rats[/lastfm], who later organized the charity super-concerts, Live Aid in 1985 and Live 8 in 2005 for famine relief in Ethiopia. In this video interview with Waters, he explains how modern technology brings new life to the 30+ years old production.