Roger Waters’ Peace Plan Refused By David Gilmour, ‘I Bet All Pink Floyd Fans Are Sorry To Hear That’

In a band, it is inevitable to have disagreements over both small and big things, which can be the end of not only friendships but the band if it escalates. This was also the case with Pink Floyd. The two members, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, have a longstanding feud even to this day, and it seems to have turned them into enemies.

Though the two have been slamming each other on multiple occasions, in a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, Waters shared that the two former bandmates had an important meeting to come to their terms. The former bassist even had a peace plan in mind.

The two bandmates had last spoken two months before the interview. Waters revealed whether the meeting ended up positively or negatively and said:

“We spoke in June. We had a big meeting where I came up with a big peace plan that has come to nothing, sadly.”

The fans, too, hoped for a positive outcome, but it didn’t turn out as expected. He continued:

“I bet all Pink Floyd fans are sorry to hear that. They all hoped that we could kiss and make up and everything would be wonderful in a cozy, wonderful world. Well, it wouldn’t be all that cozy or wonderful for me, because I left Pink Floyd in 1985 for a reason. The reason being that I wanted to get on with my work.”

Nevertheless, Waters managed to get on with his work. He concluded:

“Well, thank goodness I’ve been able to get on with my work. Work is its own reward. I was very happy to see in the Variety review of the movie that they managed to connect the dots between ‘Dark Side of the Moon,’ ‘Animals,’ [Waters’ solo album] ‘Amused to Death,’ and ‘Is This the Life We Really Want?’ That was gratifying. Anyway, let’s not go there any further. I’ve said more than I should.”

The bassist took Gilmour and the drummer Nick Mason to court in 1986 to prevent them from using the name Pink Floyd, calling the band a ‘spent force creatively’ and claiming he was forced to quit the band.

Eventually, the remaining members were allowed to use the name while some concept rights reverted to Waters. Years later, however, Waters admitted he regretted suing the band.

A year after the interview, the bassist claimed that he was banned from the Pink Floyd website, which could imply that the feud is still unresolved.