Sunday, May 29, 2011

Roger Waters has ‘no wish to reunite with Pink Floyd ever again’

The past is best left in the past.

NME reports Roger Waters has dashed any hopes Pink Floyd fans had for a reunion of the legendary group by telling the BBC that he has “no wish to reunite with Pink Floyd ever again.”

"I'm really glad that I was in that band for the 20 years that I was in it and I really enjoyed it,” said Waters on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs show Sunday morning. “I think we did some great work together but I have no wish to do it ever again.”

Rogers’ comments come just two weeks after he was joined onstage by former Floyd bandmates David Gilmour and Nick Mason at London’s 02 Arena, as part of Waters’ “The Wall Live” tour. The unannounced May 12 guest appearances happened during Waters six-night run at the venue, shows that were being filmed and recorded for future release.

Gilmour played on “Comfortably Numb,” while both he and Mason appeared during the show’s closing number, “Outside The Wall” - with Gilmour on mandolin and Mason on tambourine, it was only the second time that the three surviving members had played together in the last 30 years.

The 02 “reunion” sent Floyd fans into a frenzy, re-energizing hopes and speculation that there might be more to come, but it sounds like Waters has moved on.

As have the others.

Gilmour’s blog advised fans that the event was “most definitely a one-off; David is not repeating his special guest performance at a later occasion,” while Mason told Rolling Stone “there are absolutely no plans” to reunite.

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Roger Waters – Comfortably Numb
With special guest David Gilmour
02 Arena - London, UK - May 12, 2011

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