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    Pigs Might Fly Before Pink Floyd Reunites

    Oct 7, 8:59 pm ET

    By Dean Goodman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pink Floyd fans hoping for a reunion of the veteran English rock band may be waiting in vain, the group's leader David Gilmour indicated on Monday.

    Pink Floyd, which has not performed together since 1994, remains on hiatus while its members pursue various projects. Gilmour is preparing to release a concert video in November, and hopes to record a solo album next year.

    "Pink Floyd, to be honest, is the furthest thing from my mind at the moment," he told Reuters in a telephone interview.

    "I know that other people have a different view and it has some sort of intrinsic importance, but right at the moment I'm just not thinking about Pink Floyd. I'm just concentrating on what I'm doing in a totally selfish way, and enjoying myself."

    Now 56, Gilmour said he prefers a simpler life making more spontaneous music, whereas a Pink Floyd album and tour would require "an awful lot of time and effort."

    Famed for elaborate concerts that boasted flying pigs and laser shows, Pink Floyd grossed $104 million from its 1994 trek across North America. The stadium tour, which was seen by more than three million people, ranks third on the all-time earners list behind the Rolling Stones and U2. Since then ticket prices have soared, and industry observers say a new Pink Floyd tour could smash records.

    But Gilmour, a father of eight who is reportedly worth more than $100 million, seems to be more interested in giving away his money. He last year donated proceeds of 3.6 million pounds (now $5.7 million) from the sale of a house to a charity and has set up a foundation to disburse more funds.

    THE FINAL CHAPTER?

    His coffers were swelled by the success of a 2-CD Pink Floyd hits compilation, "Echoes," which was released late last year. Gilmour said the album "could well be" the final chapter in the Pink Floyd story. "But we'll have to see."

    Classic Pink Floyd albums such as "The Wall," "The Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish You Were Here" also continue to sell strongly. His solo career pales by comparison, and he's happy with that.

    His upcoming DVD and VHS release "David Gilmour in Concert," is a largely acoustic affair built around a concert at London's Royal Festival Hall in June 2001.

    Gilmour revisits old Pink Floyd nuggets like "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," "Comfortably Numb" and "Wish You Were Here," as well as a few rarities written by Syd Barrett, the group's first leader. Barrett, a drugs casualty, left Pink Floyd in 1969 and lives in seclusion in Cambridge, England.

    Gilmour said he has not seen him since 1975, when an unrecognizable Barrett casually dropped into the London studio as the band was recording "Wish You Were Here." Gilmour is in occasional touch with Barrett's sister, and often thinks of driving up to Barrett's place for a cup of tea and a chat.

    "There was a time when his family seemed to think that that sort of thing wouldn't be a very good idea, but maybe that time has passed. I might get round to it one of these days."

    FEUD PERSISTS

    Gilmour joined Pink Floyd in 1968 three years after it was formed, and has led the band since its bitter 1980s split from musical mastermind Roger Waters, who went to court in an unsuccessful bid to prevent his former colleagues from touring under the Pink Floyd name.

    Gilmour said he was fascinated to learn that drummer Nick Mason has recently become friendly again with Waters. Claiming an inability to hold a grudge, Gilmour said he would be happy to make up with Waters but the feeling is not reciprocated.

    "Being enemies over something as trivial as who does what within a pop group is pretty childish stuff, isn't it?"

    The video contains a guest appearance by Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright. Gilmour last spoke to Wright a few weeks ago, about boating. But he has not spoken in some time to Mason, who is busy with diverse business interests.

    The video also contains one brand new song, "Smile," for which Gilmour wrote the music and his wife, Polly, the lyrics. A studio version is almost complete, and will make the solo album. With quite a few half-finished pieces of music, he has not got far enough in the process to think about a theme.

    "I don't think it's going to rock out an awful lot," he said.
    "I'm not as think as you drunk I am."

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    Now, if Only Ed can send out a statement with the same info, just change "Solo project" to "golf" or whatever! At least Gilmore is giving his fans SOMETHING!!!!

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    I'd really like to see Pink Floyd do one last album/tour before they deside to hang it up. If they got back together with Roger Waters to do that it would be huge.
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    Originally posted by ross:
    I'd really like to see Pink Floyd do one last album/tour before they deside to hang it up. If they got back together with Roger Waters to do that it would be huge.
    I saw Floyd play the Houston Astrodome back in the late 80's, and then I saw them play the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. Awesome shows! Unfortunatly Waters wasn't at either one...

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    I saw Floyd in '94 when I was 12, and I just saw Roger Waters last night at the Timothy White benefit show. Now if only I could see the two together, I could die happy.

    BTW, they had Waters open up the show and he only played 3 songs (least out of all the artists there), so it was kind of a disappointment. He did rock though
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    Thanks for the info. I was wondering what was up with these guys. It's too bad Gilmour and Waters couldn't patch things up and do a few shows together for old times sake.

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    I got to finally see Pink Floyd in '94 for the first time, like allot of people. It would be a shame that more people didn't get the chance to see there live show, it's really something to behold, and I didn't get to see them back when it was more intense, like from Dark Side until obviously The Wall (especially the wall, but only 8 cities got to see that thing!).

    I would have loved it if Roger finally got back with them and kinda "intensified" it up about 10 knotches, something to give us all a good kick in the ass, that's what we need!

    Im a sucker for big ass Rock concerts.

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    More Gilmour quotes recently.

    Wish You Were My Friend
    Pink Floyd singer-guitarist David Gilmour wants to end his longstanding feud with ex-Floyd bassist-singer Roger Waters, although he doesn't believe Waters feels the same way. "Being enemies over something as trivial as who does what within a pop group is pretty childish stuff," Gilmour says. He also reveals that he's partly done with a solo album that he doesn't expect "will rock out an awful lot."
    'Old Van Halen, when I was in it-classic Van Halen-makes you wanna drink, dance and screw, right? And the new Van Halen encourages you to drink milk, drive a Nissan and have a relationship.' - David Lee Roth.

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    And once again the FANS lose out. It is inconceiveable to me that these bands that were killer and have broken up, but all members are still alive refuse to give us anymore. Hey that is their right. I sure miss Floyd and Van Halen. All of this shit that comes out these days sucks to me. they have the technology to rebuild the bands. JUST DO IT!!!!!!! [img]graemlins/drunk.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by willy4pres:
    ...The Wall (especially the wall, but only 8 cities got to see that thing!).
    Because the production was so friggin' big for the concert, they decided to make the movie... IMHO I would have rather seen the show live [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    I was never really a Floyd fan growing up, but recently I've gotten in to them. I remember when "The Final Cut" came out as their "last" album and I remember all of the hoopla when Waters left the band. Can someone tell me why he left in the first place? Thanks.
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