David Gilmour says "It's a shame but this is the end"
Pink Floyd have confirmed that new album ‘The Endless River’ will be their final album.
Nick Mason and David Gilmour of the band spoke to BBC 6 Music about their new album, which will be released in November. Both members of the band agreed that the group will not release any more music after ‘The Endless River’ with Gilmour saying: “This is the last thing that’ll be out from us.”
Asked by host Matt Everitt if there is more music in the vaults to be released, Gilmour immediately said “No” and added: “Well Rick (Wright)’s gone, dead. I’m pretty certain that there will not be a follow up to this. Polly, my wife, thought that would be a very good lyrical idea to go out on. It’s a shame but this is the end.”
Gilmour added that he may use some sessions he recorded with keyboard player Wright, who died in 2008, for a new solo record. “I have a little bit of Rick playing from my solo stuff that will hopefully appear on my next solo album, but not a Pink Floyd album,” he said.
Listen to the full interview below.
Earlier this week it was reported that Stephen Hawking appears on ‘The Endless River’, contributing to a song titled ‘Talkin’ Hawkin’. The band will release ‘The Endless River’ on November 10. The album will include music recorded with Wright, who died in 2008 aged 65.
Former member Roger Waters recently issued an angry statement about his lack of involvement in the new Pink Floyd album. Waters, who left the band in 1985, issued the message to fans via Facebook after receiving inquiries about his role in ‘The Endless River’. Explaining that he has nothing to do with the album and that he is no longer a member of the band, Waters signed off the message by telling people to “get a grip”.
Speaking last year, drummer Nick Mason revealed that he would be interested in a full band reunion with Waters, but was not certain it would ever materialise.
‘The Endless River’ tracklisting is:
‘Things Left Unsaid’
‘It’s What We Do’
‘Ebb And Flow’
‘The Lost Art Of Conversation’
‘On Noodle Street’
‘Eyes To Pearls’
‘Louder Than Words’