Roger Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985, and though he reunited with bandmates David Gilmour and Nick Mason during a concert in 2011, he has had no involvement in the band’s activities in the 29 years since. However, after enough people mistook the release of Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River as a reunion between the three surviving members, Waters felt compelled to address the situation.
In a statement posted to his Facebook, Waters 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.
The Endless River arrives officially on November 10th. While Waters may not be featured on the album, unreleased Richard Wright recordings dating back to 1969 were included alongside new music from Gilmour, Mason, and producer Phil Manzanera. Listen to two snippets below.