Waters Admits He Was Wrong To Fall Out With Floyd

Roger Roger regrets years of acrimony but believes after band became rich they'd achieved everything they'd set out to do.

Waters Admits He Was Wrong To Fall Out With Floyd
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Roger Waters accepts it was wrong of him to fall out with his Pink Floyd bandmates after he left the prog rock icons. He and David Gilmour spent many years at loggerheads through lawyers after Waters decided to depart in 1985. Waters claimed the group had "dissolved" and rought to stop the remaining members from continuing under the Floyd name. But relations have thawed since then, and, last year, surviving members Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason appeared during one of Waters' live performances of classic album "The Wall". Now the solo artist, who says he'll retire at the end of his current world tour, admits the years of anger weren't worth it. Asked by radio host Howard Stern if Floyd were wrong to keep playing his songs after he'd left, Waters says: "No, I don't think so. I think I was wrong to think they were wrong." The band had begun to drift apart many years before the final split, he reflects. "We were a cracking team when we were younger. From 1968 to 'Dark Side Of The Moon' we were a pretty tightly-knit group." But things started to change when Floyd's acclaimed 1973 album brought financial rewards. "'Dark Side of the Moon' was the first time we made any cash," says Waters. "We were reasonably generous with one another at that time. "I think once you've achieved that measure of success, you've really done what it was you set out to do together. From then on it was really about clinging to the trademark in a kind of frightened way, not wanting to lose the umbrella with the words 'Pink' and 'Floyd' together." Thanks for the RockNewsDesk.com.

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    shredder3386
    Im kind of glad they had such a bad split. I love the band and nothing would make me happier than more Floyd albums, but I think when bands split early it makes their music special and timeless. I also love the Stones and Rush, but it is is hard to truely appreciate their new albums because after awhile they accumulate such a huge discography it is hard to pick favourites. Thats why Zeppelin and Floyd have had such great lasting appeal. Can you imagine if Floyd continued in the vein of "The Final Cut?" It would have been more theatre than music.
    Pagan_Poetry
    R0ck3rd4z wrote: Pigs (3 different ones) really do fly!
    They have for a while, ever since George W. Bush had to go to England.
    MonsterOfRock
    Still... can't say what they've given us as a unit is anything short of mindblowing. They didn't progress from anything, or anything progressed from them; they were what they were and thats a stamp of a unique colour in the face of music, ever.
    ESPVpr104
    shredder3386 wrote: Im kind of glad they had such a bad split. I love the band and nothing would make me happier than more Floyd albums, but I think when bands split early it makes their music special and timeless. I also love the Stones and Rush, but it is is hard to truely appreciate their new albums because after awhile they accumulate such a huge discography it is hard to pick favourites. Thats why Zeppelin and Floyd have had such great lasting appeal. Can you imagine if Floyd continued in the vein of "The Final Cut?" It would have been more theatre than music.
    Well said, I never really thought of it that way.