David Gilmour: No Pink Floyd Reunion

| by Michael Allen

A full-blown Pink Floyd reunion between David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters is very unlikely, according to Gilmour who recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine: “I understand how other people want that sort of thing (reunion) to happen, but I’m entirely selfish in thinking that I want to enjoy my declining years exactly the way that I want to… And that wouldn’t be part of it.”

But drummer Mason said that he is still holding out: “I think it’s one of those things where I’m not quite ready to say it doesn’t exist anymore… It might be I’m a sad person and just can’t let go of something, but it’s just that feeling that, you know, who knows?"

"I suppose I live in hope that there might be another Live Aid or something like that. I don’t seriously expect anyone to suddenly announce that we should get back into studios and knock out an album. I’m quite keen on not saying it’s all over. It’s partly to do with me hating the idea of conceding any sort of retirement. I’ve always held the door open."

Waters and Gilmour put aside their feud and reunited onstage after 24 years at the Live 8 concert in London in 2005, performed together again for a charity show and once more during Waters’ The Wall spectacular in London earlier this year.

Asked if he and Waters have a better relationship these days, Gilmour said: “You would think so, yeah… but it’s almost non-existent. I played on Roger’s Wall show here (in London) one night a few months ago, and I haven’t heard a word from him since.”

“Roger spent a lot of time after (Live 8) saying how he would roll over gracefully for that one occasion, but it wouldn’t happen again, which strengthened my views."