Pink Floyd are releasing The Endless River later this year, the group’s first album since 1994’s The Division Bell. Well … David Gilmour and Nick Mason are releasing an album, the remaining members of Pink Floyd who still go by that name. Roger Waters is the only other living member of the group, and he’s been getting a lot of questions about the new album. Except that he left the group 29 years ago in 1985. Waters posted on Facebook to clarify: “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,” he wrote. “Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip.” Read his full post below, where he also gives an update on what he’s been up to.
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. 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.
On another subject, my recent trip to Bruxelles was very moving. To listen to the testimony of some of those present in Gaza during the euphemistically named Operation Protective Edge, July and August 2014 was deeply disturbing. I am still non plussed by the acquiescence of the governments of the USA, UK and EU to the policies of the current Israeli administration. Should we encourage our leaders to sue for a peaceful solution or not? Here is a link to the findings of The Russell Tribunal on Palestine emergency session 2014:
Please study these findings and any rebuttals and then make up your own minds. Whatever you decide, let us all agree that, “To stand by silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all.”
Gilmour and Mason’s Pink Floyd’s The Endless River comes out 11/10 via Parlophone/Columbia.
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