Tales of Rock: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, 75, goes unnoticed as he takes the subway in New York.

He’s one of the greatest legends in music having amassed a net worth of $310 million.

And Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters has proven he is still down-to-earth despite his enormous fortune, as he took the subway in Downtown Manhattan on Wednesday.

The former bassist, 75, cut a solo figure as he went relatively unnoticed by commuters on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line.

Relaxed: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, 75, has proven he is still down-to-earth despite his $310 million net worth, as he was spotted riding the subway in Downtown Manhattan on Wednesday

Roger opted for a casual all-black ensemble as he sat alone in the subway car, with commuters barely taking any notice as he joined them on their journey.

Taking off his reading glasses, Roger cut a relaxed figure as he joined the residents of New York on the ride, and appeared to be sporting a small plaster on his nose.

The star has amassed a staggering net worth of $310 million (£247 million) thanks to a hugely successful solo career, and his self-owned companies Roger Waters Music UK and Roger Waters Music Overseas.

Casual: The British music legend went relatively unnoticed by commuters, as he donned a simple all-black ensemble for the outing

Out and about: This is not the first time Roger has been spotting riding the subway, as it appears the star prefers to shun luxury travel

Roger parted ways with Pink Floyd in 1985 and the original lineup of Roger, Richard Wright, David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason reunited for the first time in 24 years for the Live 8 concert in London in 2005, just three years before Richard’s death.

Appearing in front of a packed house at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre last year, Roger hinted that his Australia tour may be his last.

‘I was looking at the schedule and thinking this may be the last time I ever come through Australia,’ he told the crowd, according to news.com.au.

He continued: ‘I won’t get the chance, probably to talk to people in Brisbane again for the rest of my life. One has to remember there is a finality to all of this.’

Iconic: Roger (seen here far left) was member of Pink Floyd with Nick Mason, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright until he parted ways with the band in 1985 (above in 1967)

Healing: The Another Brick In The Wall hitmaker sported a small plaster on his nose as he relaxed on the train ride

Solo artist: As well as Pink Floyd, Roger has amassed his fortune through his solo career, and his self-owned companies Roger Waters Music UK and Roger Waters Music Overseas

Last year, Roger reflected on the acrimonious relationship between himself and keyboard player Richard Wright.

Appearing on The Project, Roger was quickly drawn by host and fan Waleed Aly to discuss the bad blood that developed between the pair – 10 years after Richard died from cancer.

With Pink Floyd’s in-fighting well known in the annals of rock and roll, Roger and guitarist David Gilmour famously fired Richard during the recording of their seminal album The Wall in 1979.

Travel man: After exiting the subway tunnel at Spring Street station, Roger appeared to be focused on his phone.

 

 

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Tales of Rock – Pink Floyd Unleashed A Giant Inflatable Pig On London

“They commissioned a gigantic helium-filled pig and strapped it to London’s Battersea Power Station, because nothing drums up publicity for a progressive rock record like a giant inflatable pig.”

In 1977, Pink Floyd were under tremendous pressure to ensure that Animals — their long-awaited 10th album — was a commercial success. The answer was simple: They commissioned a gigantic helium-filled pig and strapped it to London’s Battersea Power Station, because nothing drums up publicity for a progressive rock record like a giant inflatable pig.

However, in a turn of events that would provide yet another footnote to the adage “props are a musician’s worst enemy,” the 40-foot-long pig — nicknamed “Algie” — broke free from its moorings and escaped to sow (pun intended) a rampage of confusion and mild public endangerment. After it floated above London’s Heathrow Airport, authorities were forced to ground every single flight to avoid any sudden collisions with an enormous pig-shaped balloon. At this point, the Royal Air Force had to be deployed to try to bring down the errant porcine.

The balloon eventually crashed in a field in Kent, where it scared the shit out of some cows. Oddly enough, Pink Floyd had anticipated that Algie might break free of his moorings and had actually hired a sharpshooter to watch over the giant pig and take it out in case it escaped. Fortunately for history, the sharpshooter didn’t show up, leading to the incident that we’re amazed nobody called “The Great Pig In The Sky.”

 

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