Roger Waters Pays Tribute to Late John Prine with "Paradise" Cover
Published Apr 12, 2020Following the death of legendary singer-songwriter John Prine last week, the tributes have been pouring in — including covers of Prine's catalogue by Phoebe Bridgers, Jeff Tweedy, Adrianne Lenker, Joan Baez and more. Last night (April 11), Pink Floyd's Roger Waters shared his own tribute in the form of a cover of Prine's "Paradise."
"My friend John Prine died," Waters wrote of the cover in a statement. "Miss you, brother."
"Paradise" originally appeared on Prine's 1971 self-titled debut album. The politically-minded track was written about the disastrous effects of strip mining for coal — specifically how the practice affected Kentucky's Green River.
Waters, as well as Prine, has long been outspoken about his political beliefs. A few weeks ago, the artist shared another cover, a reimagining of Victor Jara's protest song, "The Right to Live in Peace."
Watch the video of Waters performing "Paradise" below.