Pink Floyd, one of the most prolific rock bands since the ‘60s, has broken up, this time for good.
“I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd—quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger [Waters],“ vocalist and guitarist David Gilmour told Classic Rock Magazine in a recent interview. "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.”
The insanely influential band was all good things—commercially successful, critically acclaimed, and beloved by all kinds of fans and stoners (real or fictional alike). They were the pretty much the soundtrack to (hallucinations of) floating through space, wandering a labyrinth, barreling down a highway, strutting a city street, or, honestly, sometimes all of the above in a single composition.
Pink Floyd’s (beautifully titled) final album, and first since its 1994 break-up, The Endless River, was released last year as what’s considered to be a tribute to founding member Richard Wright, who passed away in 2008.
While the band may be no more, the sound remains, as former members Gilmore and Waters both have solo albums and supporting tours coming up.
[via Consequence of Sound]