Roger Waters Admits Regret for Suing Pink Floyd, Confirms New Album

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Roger Waters Admits Regret for Suing Pink Floyd, Confirms New Album
Roger Waters has admitted his regret for suing his former band mates in Pink Floyd, and confirms that he plans to release a brand new solo album.

Waters quit the band in 1985, but went on to sue David Gilmour and Nick Mason for continuing to use the band name and songs without him.

Now, in a new interview to be broadcast tomorrow on the BBC (via NME), Waters will say he was wrong to pursue legal action and that regrets taking the path of legal action.

"I did, I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong!" Waters told the host of BBC World News' Hardtalk. "Of course I was. Who cares?

"It was a commercial decision and in fact it’s one of the few times that the legal profession has taught me something. Because when I went to these chaps and said, 'listen we’re broke, this isn’t Pink Floyd anymore.' They went, 'what do you mean? That’s irrelevant, it is a label and it has commercial value. You can't say it’s going to cease to exist.'"

Waters also reflects that "the law is everything we have - that's what 'The Wall' is about."

Waters also detailed plans to release a brand new solo album - his first in more than eight years.

"I’ve had a few breakthroughs recently which I won’t talk about, but I am going to make another record. I’ve had a very very strong idea, and I shall pursue it, and I will make at least one more record and I am really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into it," he said.

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