David Gilmour says Pink Floyd is over

pfGuitarist David Gilmour has no interest in continuing on with Pink Floyd, according to an article in the latest issue of Classic Rock Magazine.

Per NME, Gilmour said he has no desire to reunite with the surviving members of the band for one more go-round.

“I’m done with it,” Gilmour said. “I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd – quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger. And those years in what is now considered to be our heyday were 95 per cent musically fulfilling and joyous and full of fun and laughter. And I certainly don’t want to let the other five per cent colour my view of what was a long and fantastic time together.

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“But it has run its course, we are done – and it would be fakery to go back and do it again.”

Gilmour also expressed reluctance to get back with the band without late keyboardist Richard Wright.

“To do it without Rick would just be wrong,” Gilmour explained. “I absolutely don’t want to go back. I don’t want to go and play stadiums … under the [Pink Floyd] banner. I’m free to do exactly what I want to do and how I want to do it.”

Pink Floyd’s most recent tour, the 1994 Division Bell tour, as well as their previous tours, are still regarded as some of the greatest stage spectacles in the history of rock. But Gilmour, whose solo album Rattle That Lock arrives in September, isn’t interested in giving fans another chance to see the band live.

“Obviously I accept there are people who want to go and see and hear this legend that was Pink Floyd, but I’m afraid that’s not my responsibility,” Gilmour said.

At least there’s always YouTube.

2 comments to “David Gilmour says Pink Floyd is over”
  1. Why do I always tell myself I’ll get a chance to see “so-and-so” in the future? I just missed Neil Young, and now I’m worried I’ll never get another chance to see him…

  2. Pingback: What are your favorite Pink Floyd songs? | Rocknuts

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