Despite the unending public demand for David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Nick Mason to reunite as Pink Floyd — David Gilmour has no interest. Although Gilmour and Mason still own the name, time and the 2008 death of keyboardist Rick Wright, have led Gilmour to let the band be remembered for the great work they did in their prime.
When asked if he would ever consider a Pink Floyd reunion, Gilmour told Guitar Player: “No. I’m done with it. I’ve had a life in Pink Floyd for quite a lot of years, and quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger. And those years in what is now considered to be our heyday were 95 percent joyous and full of fun and laughter, and I certainly don’t want to let the other five percent color my view of what was a long and fantastic time together.”
Gilmour went on to explain, “It has run its course, we are done, and it would be fakery to go back and do it again. And to do it without Rick would just be wrong. I’m all for Roger doing whatever he wants to do and enjoying himself and the joy he must have out of those Wall shows. I’m at peace with all of those things. But I absolutely don’t want to go out and play stadiums. I’m free to do exactly what I want to do and how I want to do it.”
- The three surviving Pink Floyd members reunited on May 12th, 2011 when David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined Roger Waters onstage during Waters’ performance of The Wall at London’s O2 Arena. Gilmour — as he had during Floyd’s 1980-1981 The Wall shows — performed the legendary “Comfortably Numb” on top of the massive wall built on stage. Both Gilmour and Mason — on tambourine — joined in during the show’s finale “Outside The Wall.”
- Gilmour had promised Waters he would perform at one show on the tour after Waters agreed to sing the Phil Spector‘s Teddy Bear‘s classic “To Know Him Is To Love Him” during their set at a British pro-Palestinian fundraiser in July 2010. The pair performed a five-song set in benefit of the Hoping Foundation (Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation) charity, raising $525,000 for the Children of Gaza.
- Gilmour and Waters, along with backing musicians, entertained the crowd of 200 at Kidlington in Oxfordshire, England with “To Know Him Is To Love Him,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb” and “Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2.”
- The classic lineup of Pink Floyd — with late keyboardist Rick Wright — last performed as a band on July 2nd, 2005 at London’s Live 8 concert.
- Set for release on April 30th will be Pink Floyd – Live At Knebworth 1990. The show was recorded on June 30th, 1990 at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire.
- The new Floyd collection marks its first release on CD, double vinyl, and digital platforms.
- The tracklist to ‘Pink Floyd – Live At Knebworth 1990’ is: “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” Parts 1-5,” “The Great Gig In The Sky” “Wish You Were Here,” “Sorrow,” “Money,” “Comfortably Numb,” and “Run Like Hell”
CHECK IT OUT: Pink Floyd’s historic reunion set on July 2nd, 2005 in London at Live 8: