David Gilmour rules out Pink Floyd reunion

  • 14/08/2015
David Gilmour (AAP)
David Gilmour (AAP)

Iconic rockers Pink Floyd will never reunite again, according to guitarist David Gilmour.

The members of the band - Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason - got back together for the historic Live 8 concerts in 2005 and the group also put out an album of unreleased material, The Endless River, last year as a tribute to Wright following his death in 2008.

However, Gilmour is adamant that for him, Pink Floyd is over.

He tells UK radio station Classic Rock, "I'm done with it. 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... I certainly don't want to let the other five per cent colour my view of what was a long and fantastic time together, but it has run its course, we are done - and it would be fakery to go back and do it again. To do it without Rick would just be wrong.

"I'm all for Roger doing whatever he wants to do and enjoying himself... I'm at peace with all of these things. But I absolutely don't want to go back. I don't want to go and play stadiums... under the (Floyd) banner. I'm free to do exactly what I want to do and how I want to do it...

"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. To me, it's just two words that tie together the work that four people did together. It's just a pop group. I don't need it. I don't need to go there."

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