Say it ain’t so!! Legendary guitarist, David Gilmour, has announced that iconic rock band, Pink Floyd, have finally called it quits. [pullquote type=right][counter num_start=”0″ num_end=”100″ num_suffix=”%” num_speed=”2500″ num_color=”#9b59b6″ text_above=”Legendary”][/pullquote]
Gilmour announced that the psychedelic rock band has officially seen the end of its reign. The 69-year-old guitarist explained that it would be “fakery” to reunite with Mason and Waters because Pink Floyd has “run its course.” He added,“ I’m done with it. I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd – quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger,” Gilmour said.
Gilmour and drummer, Nick Mason, reunited last year to release an album in memory of the late keyboardist, Richard Wright, who died in 2008. But alas, without the input of bass player/ singer, Roger Waters, the album called ‘The Endless River’ was doomed to be Pink Floyd’s 15th and final studio album.
Gilmour joined the group in 1967, and went to co-write and release some of the greatest selling albums of all time including, The Dark Side Of The Moon, The Wall and Wish You Were Here.
Gilmour stated that it would simply be wrong to continue on without Wright. “I absolutely don’t want to go back. I don’t want to go and play stadiums … under the [Pink Floyd] banner. I’m free to do exactly what I want to do and how I want to do it,” he explained. “Obviously I accept there are people who want to go and see and hear this legend that was Pink Floyd, but I’m afraid that’s not my responsibility,” he added.
Gilmour recently announced details of the release of his second solo album called Rattle That Lock.
The album is due to drop September 18th and, from September 23rd to 25th, Gilmour will perform three shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall followed by a string of dates in North America, these will be the first shows for him in over 10 years.