Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has rejected Facebook’s request to use “Another Brick In The Wall” in a new advert for Instagram.
Waters read out an email he claimed to have received from Mark Zuckerberg, requesting the right to use the track. Waters also referred to Zuckerberg as “one of the most powerful idiots in the world”.
“It’s a request for the rights to use my song, ‘Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2’ in the making of a film to promote Instagram”, Waters said during a forum support Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
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The letter reportedly said that Facebook, “feel that the core sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and so necessary today, which speaks to how timeless the work is”.
“F**k you! No f*****g way”
“So it’s a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me,”, Waters said.
He went on to add in no uncertain terms, “arrived this morning, with an offer of a huge, huge amount of money, and the answer is – f*** you! No f****** way!”.
“And I only mention that because it’s the insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything”, he added.
“So those of us who do have any power”, Waters added. “and I do have a little bit – in terms of control of the publishing of my songs I do anyway. So I will not be a party to this bulls**t, Zuckerberg”.
Along with branding him “one of the most powerful idiots in the world”, Waters also added, “how did this little p****, who started off by saying, ‘She is pretty, we’ll give her a 4 out of 5,’ ‘She’s ugly, we’ll give her a 1’ – how the f*** did he get any power in anything?”.
“¡Vete a la chingada!”: @rogerwaters a Mark Zuckerberg. El músico contó que le ofrecieron “una gran cantidad de dinero” por permitir el uso de Another brick in the wall II para promover Instagram. Lo narró en un acto por la libertad de Julian Assange (@Wikileaks)#VideosLaJornada pic.twitter.com/gEVqaor8Eo
— La Jornada (@lajornadaonline) June 12, 2021
Waters has also been embroiled in a recent row with former Pink Floyd bandmate David Gilmour.
Recently, Waters published liner notes from the band’s remastered album “Animals”. He claimed that Gilmour wanted these notes removed following disputes over credit.
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