David Gilmour Addresses Possible Pink Floyd Reunion, ’It Would Be Fakery To Do It Again’
Pink Floyd guitarist and co-lead vocalist David Gilmour opened up about the time he had with the band during an interview with Guitar Player while revealing if there’s any possibility of a reunion for Pink Floyd and apparently, Gilmour himself is pretty much done with his time with the band.
As many of you recall, David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd in December 1967 after an invitation by drummer Nick Mason in order to cover for the frontman Syd Barrett. After the departure of Barrett, Gilmour took up lead vocal roles with keyboardist Richard Wright. Meanwhile, it was bassist Roger Waters who was in charge of the band until his departure in 1985 which resulted in Gilmour becoming the leader of Pink Floyd.
While the band had a successful career that spans over more than three decades including countless chart hits, monumental studio albums, and live performances with record-breaking numbers, Pink Floyd also experienced a bumpy road with ups and downs with their conceptual leader leaving the band, being reunited for special occasions, and the passing of band members.
Despite the fact that the band hasn’t released original material for years now, fans are still want to see a Pink Floyd reunion, therefore, David Gilmour was asked if there’s a future possibility of having all the band members together for a particular show.
Apparently, Pink Floyd guitarist had his time with the band, furthermore, having a reunion without the late member of the band Richard Wright wouldn’t be appropriate in addition to Gilmour’s own intentions of not wanting to go back to performing in stadiums.
Here is what David Gilmour said:
“No. I’m done with it. I’ve had a life in Pink Floyd for quite a lot of years, and quite a few of those years in the beginning, with Roger. 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 five percent color 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. And 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. But I absolutely don’t want to go back. I don’t want to go and play in stadiums. I’m free to do exactly what I want to do and how I want to do it.”
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