Roger Waters on Pink Floyd Reunion: It's 'Out of the Question'
Roger Waters has once again crushed any hope of a full Pink Floyd reunion. The singer recently spoke to The Times to confirm that he has no desire to get back together with Nick Mason and David Gilmour, who released The Endless River - Floyd's 15th studio album - just last year.
"A reunion is out of the question," he said, via Ultimate Classic Rock. "Life, after all, gets shorter and shorter the closer you get to the end of it and time becomes more and more precious and, in my view, should be entirely devoted to doing the things you want to do. One can't look backwards. Well one can - and I do, actually, and with some fondness - but to try and walk backwards would be absurd."
Mason, the group's drummer, told The Times that he holds on to some hope that the group will perform together again. Some problems, in his opinion, in reuniting the surviving members include Gilmour's disinterest in touring and Waters just being too "difficult."
"If there's another Live 8, maybe the others would step up for that. Or if some world leader said, 'We need a bunch of artists to come and do a hundred gigs that might in some way change the face of the globe or help bring world peace,' we might find we had a lot of fans in al-Qaeda," Mason added.
The Endless River was billed as the band's final studio album. It contained tracks that were from recording sessions for 1994's The Division Bell. Keyboardist Richard Wright, who died in 2008, is featured on the album, which hit number three on the Billboard 200 chart, as well.
Waters, on the other hand, hasn't released an album since 2005's Ca Ira. He raked in some serious money with The Wall Live Tour, which ran from 2010 to 2013. Gilmour and Mason joined Waters onstage at the London O2 Arena in 2011 for two songs - "Comfortably Numb" and "Outside the Wall."