Roger Waters Targets David Gilmour, ‘He Wants That History To Remain Secret’
Roger Waters shared a new video message on his social media accounts to announce a new official publication in which he’s exposing new pieces of evidence about his controversial ‘Pink Floyd ownership fight’ against his ex-bandmate David Gilmour.
As we all know, Roger and David are in a bitter feud about the ownership rights of Pink Floyd and the controls of its social media accounts. A year ago, Roger claimed that David has banned him to use Pink Floyd’s social media accounts. However, he also noted that David thinks he’s the only owner of Pink Floyd and doesn’t hesitate to use it to promote his wife Polly Samson’s books.
Today, Waters targeted Gilmour once again by saying that David refused to release a new mix of Pink Floyd’s legendary album ‘Animals’ because of the two unreleased liner notes. You can see from Roger’s publication; liner notes are featuring untold details about the writing process of some Pink Floyd classics, which are ‘Money‘ and the other tracks from the ‘Animals’ album. But the important thing in the publication is that, seemingly, Roger is trying to convince fans that David was not in charge while recording the ‘Animals’ album or other classics.
On the other hand, as far as we understand, Roger is waiting for a public response from David as he tagged him on Twitter to make sure he sees the message and how serious he is. But, unfortunately, when we look at what has happened in the last year, David probably will not give him a response but take legal action as he always does.
As much as I’d like to put all of Roger’s publication, it’s too long for putting it here. So, you can reach the full version from here. Also, here’s the beginning of his message:
“As I am banned by Dave Gilmour from posting on Pink Floyd’s Facebook page with its 30,000,000 subscribers, I am posting this announcement here today and in full on rogerwaters.com.
First, a warm welcome back to our little band of brothers and sisters who have always kept an open mind, let’s hope some of the fans whose access to my words is suppressed by Gilmour find their way here and discover some truth.
What precipitated this note is that there are new James Guthrie Stereo and 5.1 mixes of the Pink Floyd album Animals, 1977. These mixes have languished unreleased because of a dispute over some sleeve notes that Mark Blake has written for this new release. Gilmour has vetoed the release of the album unless these liner notes are removed. He does not dispute the veracity of the history described in Mark’s notes, but he wants that history to remain secret. This is a small part of an ongoing campaign by the Gilmour/Samson camp to claim more credit for Dave on the work he did in Pink Floyd, 1967-1985, than is his due. Yes, he was, and is, a jolly good guitarist and singer. But, he has for the last 35 years told a lot of whopping porky pies about who did what in Pink Floyd when I was still in charge.”
You can see the video message from Roger below. Plus, click here to reach official publication via Roger’s website.
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) May 31, 2021