There will be no Pink Floyd reunion. There can’t be, according to David Gilmour, without Rick Wright. In an interview with U.K.’s Classic Rock radio station he says he is done with Pink Floyd.
“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.”
David Gilmour’s new album Rattle That Lock is due next month with a tour to follow in 2016. Roger Waters is also rumoured to be releasing a solo album and going on tour in 2016.