Roger Waters denies involvement in Pink Floyd's new album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 October 2014
Roger Waters

Roger Waters

Roger Waters has issued a statement confirming he is not involved in Pink Floyd's new album and telling fans to "get a grip"

Roger Waters has denied any involvement in Pink Floyd's new album.

The bass player - who exited the band in 1985 - took to Facebook to vent his frustration over fans speculating whether he would appear on the group's latest album 'Endless River'.

In the angry post, the 71-year-old musician ordered fans to "get a grip" after they approached his wife, Laurie, to discuss the possible collaboration, and certified that it was just current members David Gilmour and Nick Mason who are involved with the album.

He wrote: "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."

Meanwhile, drummer Nick and guitarist Dave recently described the new album as an "evocative and emotional" tribute to their late band member Richard Wright - who played keyboard for the rockers until his death from cancer in 2008.

Dave previously said: "It is a tribute to him. I mean, to me, it's very evocative and emotional in a lot of moments. And listening to all the stuff made me regret his passing all over again.

"This is the last chance someone will get to hear him playing along with us in that way he did."

The 18-track LP will feature the music Dave and Nick recorded with Richard before his death.

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