Sorry Pink Floyd fans......

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    'I'm done with it': Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour insists rock legends will never reform
    BY Laurie Hanna
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Thursday, August 13, 2015, 7:42 AM
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    David Gilmour said it would be 'fakery' if Pink Floyd were to reunite.
    Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour has insisted the band will never get back together, insisting he was “done” with the group.

    The 69-year-old guitarist — who last shared a stage with surviving bandmates Nick Mason and Roger Waters in 2011 — said any further reunion saying would be “fakery."

    The rock veteran spoke fondly of his time with ex-bandmates Nick Mason, Roger Waters and the late Rick Wright but says he wants to do his own thing

    “I’m done with it. I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd — quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger," reported the Daily Mirror.

    “And those years in what is now considered to be our heyday were 95 percent musically fulfilling and joyous and full of fun and laughter.


    “And I certainly don’t want to let the other 5 percent 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.”

    The group’s keyboard player Rick Wright passed away in 2009, and Gilmour added: “To do it without Rick would just be wrong.”

    “I’m all for Roger doing whatever he wants to do and enjoying himself and getting the joy he must have had out of those ‘Wall’ shows. I’m at peace with all of these things.

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    From left, Rick Wright, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
    “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.

    “I don’t know if it’s as good as Pink Floyd or worse than Pink Floyd or better than Pink Floyd. I don’t give a s***. It’s what I want to do, and it’s what I will do.”

    In an outspoken interview, Gilmour went on say that the band are just a “pop group."

    He continued: “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.

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    Roger Waters of Pink Floyd performs in July during the Newport Folk Festival.
    “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.

    “I’m not being coy or difficult — I just think that at my age I should do whatever I really want to do in life.”

    The group’s final performance as Pink Floyd was at the Live 8 benefit concert in London in 2005.
     
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    In other news, the Sun is tired of questions of whether he will buck the trend and rise in the West and set in the East. "I'm done answering these questions. I have been rising in the East and setting in the West for billions of years. I have no intention of changing things."
     
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    He'll do it when he gets here :fil:
     
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    Saw them in '92 for the "divinity bell" tour.
    One of the great concerts I've attended in my life
     
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    Uh, "four"? Poor Nick or Rick are being forgotten, because surely he's not forgetting the guy who first tied those two words together and put the band on the map by writing and singing their breakthrough singles and first album, right?
     
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    Too bad Metallica didn't know when to hang it up. :facepalm:
     
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    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

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    They would have amazing legacy if they hung it it up in 1990.
     
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    maybe roger waters will call up nick mason and theyll perform together. Maybe the beef was between waters and gilmour.
     
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    good for him. God knows theres enough Pink Floyd live and studio material easily available to last anyone a lifetime. moving on is just life.
     
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    Dreamking The dogs of doom are howlin' low...

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    Not to mention that Dave's solo work is pretty damned good.
     
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    Long ago, Roger Waters became the defacto Floyd. Even when Richard was alive Waters band just blew them all away.
     
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    JRoyle411 I want to live in a hamburger bun.

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    I love Gilmour.....but I saw Waters with Doyle Bramhall II and honestly.....I prefer DBII.
     
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    He said that before. No news here.:coffee:
     
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    I respect Gilmour for saying it's not right without Richard. He was their secret weapon anyway.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I hope they play that "We don't need no recreation" song.
     
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    As long as he doesn't become the next judge on AGT I don't care what he does.
     
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    Probably in the minority, but I don't get excited watching bands I grew up loving get together and perform when they're in their 60's (or older). They usually can still PLAY fine, but the vocals generally are shaky (Plant, McCartney, Daltrey, Steve Stills, et al) and that depresses me for some reason.
     
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    WUT7272G7C Space Chimp

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    Thanks Grandpa.. now go eat your fruit cup
     
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