David Gilmour Says Pink Floyd Reunion Won’t Happen

David Gilmour has recently been doing press as he prepares for the release of his new album and one topic that keep coming up is the prospect of a Pink Floyd reunion. The musicianm says fans can forget about the surviving members getting back together.

When asked by Rolling Stone if Pink Floyd was “done forever as either a touring or recording unit,” Gilmour replied, “Yeah, for me it is. I’ve enjoyed that part of my life; that life has given me so much. There’s been a lot of joy, a lot of laughter, a lot of creative satisfaction. We’ve had a lot of good companionship for 95 percent of our time together. I wouldn’t want that five percent that was a little more sour to make my view of it less enjoyable. All things must pass. All things must come to an end. I don’t want to go back there. I’ve done it.”

Gilmour added that he didn’t think a tour “is right or what I think should be. I don’t think it would be pleasurable.”  

Rolling Stone pointed out that Pink Floyd wrapped up its recording career nicely with its final release, 2012’s The Endless River, and Gilmour agreed, saying “Yes. I think I can safely say goodbye to that now.”

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There’s no wall up between the former bandmates when they reunite in London.

Gilmour also told Classic Rock magazine that he’s done with Pink Floyd.

“I’m done with it. I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd – quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger [Waters],” Gilmour said (via The Guardian). “And those years in what is now considered to be our heyday were 95% musically fulfilling and joyous and full of fun and laughter. I certainly don’t want to let the other 5% colour my view of what was a long and fantastic time together. But it has run its course, we are done – and it would be fakery to go back and do it again.”

Plus, he said it “would just be wrong” without Richard Wright. The keyboardist died in 2008 of cancer.

Pink Floyd played its last show in 2005 with an appearance at Live 8 at London’s Hyde Park. As for Gilmour, he returns to the stage Sept. 5 for a round of European dates in support of Rattle That Lock, set for release Sept. 18.