In a new interview with The Sun, Pink Floyd founding guitarist and songwriter Roger Waters all but crushed any lingering hopes fans may have about a future Floyd reunion.
When asked if he can ever imagine playing with lead singer David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason again, Waters replied, “I can’t. I’m having dinner with Nick tonight. He’d jump back in a heartbeat.”
Waters went on to say, “But I left Pink Floyd for very good reasons and it was the right and proper thing to do. It was over in 1985 and it’s still over.”
In 1984, David Gilmour reunited Pink Floyd with original members Nick Mason and Rick Wright. The decision caused a major rift with Waters who sued Gilmour in the hopes of preventing them from touring under the name Pink Floyd. Waters lost the case, though, and Pink Floyd continued touring and recording without him.
However, the men of Pink Floyd are on good terms today! The band reunited in 2005 to perform at Live 8 London to great reviews from critics and fans alike. In 2011, Gilmour performed the Pink Floyd iconic hit “Comfortably Numb” with Waters at London’s 02 Arena. The performance was a part of Waters’ hugely successful “The Wall” tour which will start up again in Europe this summer.
Read Roger Waters’ entire interview with The Sun here and head to his official website for a full list of 2013 tour dates.