David Gilmour talks about a number of topics with World Cafe host David Dye. Gilmour discusses Pink Floyd’s original concerts at the theater at Pompeii back in 1971 and talks on Roger Waters:
”He forced his way to become that central figure,” Waters, for his part, claimed he was pushed into the role of creative taskmaster due to the diminishing input of his (to his mind) less talented bandmates. “There was no point in Gilmour, Mason or Wright trying to write lyrics,” he countered in Rolling Stone. “Because they’ll never be as good as mine. Gilmour’s lyrics are very third-rate.”
“Dave and I are not mates, we never were and I doubt we ever will be,” he says. “Which is fine, there’s no reason why we should be.” (Roger Waters)
During the interview has been brought up Roger Waters’ current tour and Gilmour made it clear he won’t be attending an Us + Them Tour stop any time soon, “He and I aren’t getting on famously right at the moment. I don’t think I’ll be going.” David did stand up for Roger’s right to insert politics into his music and performances. “I’m not as driven to push as powerfully in that direction as Roger is, but I’m all for it. I think Roger and I have earned our position on this planet to go and do exactly what we feel like doing. If people don’t like it, they don’t have to go,” Gilmour said.
Gilmour revealed he can’t seem himself doing another tour without having more new music to promote. the guitarist says in the video. “There are several songs which are close to being complete, which didn’t make it onto this album. I can’t see myself doing another tour without making another album first. That takes me a while. It took 10 years last time. I’m really hoping that, without making any promises, it won’t take ten years this time, that I will get back in and start working again. Following that, yeah, I’ll be out again.”