During a recent conversation with Rolling Stone Magazine, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason shared his thoughts on all the bad blood between Roger Waters and David Gilmour throughout the years, saying:
“It’s a really odd thing in my opinion. But I think the problem is Roger doesn’t really respect David.
“He feels that writing is everything, and that guitar playing and the singing are something that, I won’t say anyone can do, but that everything should be judged on the writing rather than the playing.”
Mason added that also feels like Gilmour’s decision to carry on as Pink Floyd after Waters left in 1985 continues to be a point of contention, saying:
“I think it rankles with Roger that he made a sort of error in a way that he left the band assuming that without him it would fold. It’s a constant irritation, really, that he’s still going back to it.
“I’m hesitant to get too stuck into this one, just because it’s between the two of them rather than me. I actually get along with both of them, and I think it’s really disappointing that these rather elderly gentlemen are still at loggerheads.
“I think it comes and goes. And I think it can be exacerbated by some specific difference of opinion on a re-release and how it should be approached or what should be done.
“I live in hope. I mean, I don’t think we’re going to tour as Pink Floyd again. But it would seem silly at this stage of our lives to still be fighting.”