Attention Pink Floyd fans! Time for another disappointing update.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Roger Waters explained meeting David Gilmour in June.
Roger talks about proposing a ‘big peace plan’ to David which was ultimately rejected.
Here’s the statement:
“I wish he’d let me advertise this movie [‘Us + Them’] on the Pink Floyd website. It’s not allowed. He censored it, and I’m not allowed to announce anything on it.”
When asked when the meeting happened, Roger said:
“We spoke in June. We had a big meeting where I came up with a big peace plan that has come to nothing, sadly.”
He further added:
I bet all Pink Floyd fans are sorry to hear that. They all hoped that we could kiss and make up, and everything would be wonderful in a cozy, wonderful world.
“Well, it wouldn’t be all that cozy or wonderful for me, because I left Pink Floyd in 1985 for a reason. The reason being that I wanted to get on with my work.
“Well, thank goodness I’ve been able to get on with my work. Work is its own reward. I was very happy to see in the Variety review of the movie that they managed to connect the dots between ‘Dark Side of the Moon,’ ‘Animals,’ [solo album] ‘Amused to Death,’ and ‘Is This the Life We Really Want?’ That was gratifying.”
Pink Floyd is one of the most commercially successful rock bands of all time. David Gilmour joined the band in the late ’60s with Waters becoming their primary lyricist. The duo devised the concepts behind the albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). They are credited with influencing genres such as progressive rock and ambient music. The band was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The band has sold more than 275 million records worldwide, with The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall two of the best-selling albums of all time.