Roger Waters Says He "Was Wrong" Regarding Pink Floyd Legal Battles
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:41:53
This is some seriously juicy classic rock news.
An interview with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters will air in the U.S. today, September 19, via BBC HARDtalk on BBC World News at 9:30AM and 3:30PM ET. In the interview, the singer speaks about his regret about the legal battles he fought with his former bandmates.
In the wide-ranging interview with BBC World News' HARDtalk, Waters says he was wrong in his attempts to stop the continued use of Pink Floyd and he intends to make another record.
When asked about feeling it was wrong for the Pink Floyd name and the Pink Floyd act to continue after he had left, the musician told Stephen Sackur that they were wrong and he was wrong.
Waters said, "I did, I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong! Of course I was. Who cares? It was a commercial decision and in fact it's one of the few times that the legal profession has taught me something. Because when I went to these chaps and said, 'Listen we're broke, this isn't Pink Floyd anymore.' They went, 'What do you mean?' That's irrelevant, it is a label and it has commercial value, you can't say it's going to cease to exist, you obviously haven't looked back to Runnymede, you obviously don't understand English jurisprudence...It's not about what you think, it's about...it's what it is...'The law is everything what we have, that's what The Wall is about."
During the interview he also discusses accusations of anti-Semitism, his father, former bandmate Syd Barrett, The Wall, and what he considers is his best work.
It sounds like it's quite the revealing chat! Tune in if you can!
What do you think of Roger Waters' comments and about any sort of Pink Floyd future?