It’s been over 35 years since ex-Pink Floyd bassist and lyricist Roger Waters left the band that made him famous, but he’s still finding ways to keep himself busy. Outspoken and irreverent, Waters’ career as a solo musician has been underscored by his shocking quotes about world politics, whether he’s defending Palestine or lashing out at Donald Trump.
Amid creative differences, the founding member left Pink Floyd in 1985. Since then, he’s put music under his own name pretty steadily, from his 1992 art rock opus Amused to Death to his classical works like Ça Ira.
But no matter what he’s working on in the music world, Waters always has time to speak his mind — for better or for worse.
Below, we’ve rounded up just eight of his most incendiary quotes over the past year and a half.