David Gilmour confirms there won’t be a Pink Floyd reunion: “I absolutely don’t want to go back”

“We are done.”

Pink Floyd performing in 1970

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David Gilmour has quashed rumours of a Pink Floyd reunion, saying how he has no plans to participate in any performances with the other surviving band members or return to playing stadiums once restrictions are lifted.

Speaking to Guitar Player Magazine, Gilmour said: “It has run its course, we are done. I’m all for Roger [Waters] doing whatever he wants to do and enjoying himself. But I absolutely don’t want to go back. I don’t want to go and play stadiums. I’m free to do exactly what I want to do and how I want to do it.”

Last year, Waters revealed he had met up with Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason in 2019, in an effort to settle their differences and “get past this awful impasse that we have,” as he phrased it.

Given Gilmour’s comments that Pink Floyd are “done,” it’s now even more certain than before that we won’t see an on-stage reunion of the remaining band members. Waters said of the attempt to make peace: “It bore no fruit, I’m sorry to say,” before criticising Gilmour for locking him out of the band’s online presence.

“One of the things I asked for, I suggested that because whoever the 30 million of you are who subscribe to the web page, you do so because of the body of work the five of us created: That’s Syd [Barrett], me, Rick [Wright], Nick and David over a number of years,” he said.

“And in consequence, it seems to me that it would be fair and correct if we should have equal access to you all and share our projects. David thinks he owns it. I think he thinks that because I left the band in 1985, that he owns Pink Floyd, that he is Pink Floyd and I’m irrelevant and I should just keep my mouth shut.”

Despite the lack of a reunion gig on the horizon, fans will be able to enjoy the band’s 1990 Knebworth gig as a full live album, which will be released next month.

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