Any lingering hopes of a Pink Floyd have been met with a pretty definitive no, like Oliver Twist’s request for more, as David Gilmour has announced, “I absolutely don’t want to go back.”
Speaking to Guitar Player magazine about rumours of a possible reunion, the six-string legend revealed: “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.”
Roger Waters quit the group back in 1985 following ‘artistic differences’ with bandmates Nick Mason and Gilmour and revealed last year that he tried to meet with the duo to make peace.
Speaking to Rolling Stone Rogers said, “About a year ago, I convened a sort of Camp David for the surviving members of Pink Floyd at a hotel at an airport in London, where I proposed all kinds of measures to get past this awful impasse that we have and the predicament we find ourselves in,” adding, “It bore no fruit.”
Later citing his displeasure at seemingly being banned from the Pink Floyd website. “I think he thinks that because I left the band in 1985,” Gilmour stated, “that he owns Pink Floyd, that he is Pink Floyd and I’m irrelevant and I should just keep my mouth shut.”
Despite the fact that obviously there is a rift the size of the English Channel between the former members, rumours of a reunion recirculated online following an announcement that a live album of the bands iconic 1990 gig at Knebworth was set for release.
It would seem that the flame has finally burned out, but you can catch a video of when it was still very much roaring below.