Roger Waters refutes “incendiary and wildly inaccurate” tweets by David Gilmour and wife

It’s safe to say we’re not getting a Waters-Gilmour reunion anytime soon.

Roger Waters performs in Moscow, 2018

Roger Waters performs in Moscow, 2018. Credit: Epsilon / Getty

David Gilmour has once again shown that there’s no lost love between him and former Pink Floyd bandmate Roger Waters.

The infamous feud between the two came to a head Monday (6 February) when Gilmour’s wife, novelist Polly Samson, publicly slammed Waters with wide ranging claims regarding amongst other things his alleged politics – which Waters has publicly refuted.

And in a move that broke the hearts of all Waters-Gilmour fans out there, Gilmour retweeted Samson’s wide ranging attack.

The Waters’ camp has since responded to Samson’s post, stating, “Roger Waters is aware of the incendiary and wildly inaccurate comments made about him on Twitter by Polly Samson which he refutes entirely. He is currently taking advice as to his position.”

Samson’s tweet appears to be prompted by a recent Waters interview with the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung, where the outspoken rocker shared his views on Ukraine, Putin, and Israel.

In it, Waters called Pink Floyd’s collaboration protest song with Ukrainian singer Andrij Chlywnjuk “really, really sad”, and described the move as one that “encourages the continuation of the war”.

Not one to hold his tongue on global politics, Waters made headlines last year when he claimed in an interview with Rolling Stone that he is “on a kill list that is supported by the Ukrainian government” and called reports detailing Russia’s war crimes “Western propaganda”. He added that the United States is “the most evil of all by a factor of at least 10 times,” saying, “We kill more people. We interfere in more people’s elections. We, the American empire, is doing all this shit.


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