Mason has admitted that he refused to be a part of the reunion after he discovered that Sir James Goldsmith's daughter owned the Oxfordshire house, Kiddington Hall, where the concert was to be held. "That particular event wasn't right for a reformation of Pink Floyd," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
"I said I would do it, but it was a charity event for suits, and it felt wrong to turn a small thing into a big deal just because Jemima Khan was in attendance. Why play for a lot of posh totty instead of some of the other things we should save that up for - a Live 8 type of thing?" he said.