Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Roger Waters issues statement regarding new Pink Floyd album

Roger Waters has issued a statement regarding the forthcoming album by Pink Floyd, “The Endless River.”

“Some people have been asking Laurie, my wife, about a new album I have coming out in November,” writes Waters. “Errhh? I don't have an album coming out, they are probably confused. David Gilmour and Nick Mason have an album coming out. It's called Endless River. David and Nick constitute the group Pink Floyd. I on the other hand, am not part of Pink Floyd.”

“I left Pink Floyd in 1985, that's 29 years ago,” he continues. “I had nothing to do with either of the Pink Floyd studio albums, Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, nor the Pink Floyd tours of 1987 and 1994, and I have nothing to do with Endless River. Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip.”

Due November 10 (Nov. 11 in North America), “The Endless River” is Pink Floyd’s first new album in 20 years.

The project features material recorded by Floyd members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright during the sessions for the band’s 2004 release, “The Division Bell.”

The album is a tribute to keyboardist Wright, who died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.

Produced by Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson, its being billed as a four-sided instrumental album with one song, “Louder Than Words”, to include new lyrics by Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson.

See also:

AUDIO: Pink Floyd issue second preview of new album
AUDIO: Pink Floyd preview new album The Endless River
Pink Floyd to release The Endless River this fall
VIDEO: Roger Waters premieres The Wall at Toronto International Film Festival
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