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Roger Waters is nothing to do with Pink Floyd, OK?

By | Published on Friday 3 October 2014

Roger Waters

Errhh? Can we all please get this straight. Estranged ex-Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters does not feature on, nor is he involved in any way with, Pink Floyd’s not-really-new ‘new’ LP ‘The Endless River’. Roger Waters is also not in Pink Floyd anymore, not since he split from the band pretty spectacularly (even filing a lawsuit against Dave Gilmour and Nick Mason over still carrying the Pink Floyd name, and losing) in 1985, that’s 29 years ago. This is not rocket science, people. Get a grip.

Kindly confirming the above most basic facts, in case anyone was (foolishly, like a silly idiot might) thinking otherwise and say, harassing his wife Laurie about it, Rog has, as his FB followers might’ve seen already earlier this week, released a statement setting things straight. The first bit read: “Some people have been asking Laurie, my wife, about a new album I have coming out in November. Errhh? I don’t have an album coming out, they are probably confused”.

Definitely clearing up the confusion, the next bit went on: “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. 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”.

Phew! Well, glad we’re all clear on things now, at last, finally. Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief – errrrrrhhhhhh. The all-instrumental ‘Endless River’ will be released on 7 Nov, and, whilst it does not feature Roger ‘The Grinch’ Waters, it does centre on a series of old sessions recorded with late Pink Floyd man Richard Wright, who died in 2008.