Pink Floyd will never record again

2011-10-07 11:37
London – Nick Mason of Pink Floyd has said that the band will never go back into the studio because it would be a "waste of time".

The legendary band has been officially defunct since 1996, although the members have reformed for a few one-off charity shows - notably at Live8 in 2005. But drummer Nick Mason has ruled out any possibility of them going into the studio and recording again.

He told "I think there's no chance of going back into the studio, because that would be a waste of everyone's time.

"It takes so long to make a recording, which is sort of devalued, as a lot of records have been. They're downloaded for nothing, so you end up spending a year working on something that was just a giveaway."


The band's remaining three members - Nick, guitarist David Gilmour and bassist Roger Waters - may have had disputes in the past, but relations between them have thawed in recent times, with all three of them reunited onstage in May at a performance of their album The Wall by Waters in London.

Nick remains hopeful they will eventually play together as band again, adding: "I have a different view to David. If you ask David, he'll go, 'Not a chance,' where I sort of live in hope and think that Roger and David are capable of rising to an occasion. "So if there were another Live 8, or something close to their heart, I think that could swing something. But I certainly don't think we're headed off on a world tour, either. But I would do something for the right reasons."

Pink Floyd have this month released remastered versions of all 14 of their albums, as well as started a series of special edition "Immersion" packs of their most classic works.


  • jules - 2011-10-07 13:01

    What a pity. I would have loved to have seen Pink Floyd live.

      Godesha - 2011-10-07 13:10

      Me too Jules, I think they were one of the best bands ever, if not the best. Their music is what I call a work of art.

      Klip - 2011-10-07 13:46

      Shine on you crazy diamond..(please guys)

      pop101 - 2011-10-07 13:59

      Guess that was the final cut.

  • pop101 - 2011-10-07 13:12

    Mmmm, Roger is not a member...not for a looong time. That was just a once off. C'mon guys give us one last tour - all of you.

      Bones - 2011-10-07 15:48

      Actually Roger is currently the only original member. He has performed with various musos as Pink Floyd on many occasions.

      Jaco - 2011-10-09 11:45

      True, Bones. And though Rick Wright (RIP) kept out of the media glare, without him around it won't be quite Floyd anyways.

  • g t - 2011-10-07 15:29

    One of ten things to do before you die ... listen to Comfortably Numb ... when you are "comfortably numb". If you get what I mean. The most awesome band ever!

  • muppet - 2011-10-07 15:39

    Ag shame, more metallica'esque crybabies. "I am not making any more music because dey steals our music!", iconic words for a musician. It looks like all 'rockstars' become crybabies in their old age.

      Bones - 2011-10-07 15:50

      You are absolutely clueless as to how an artist feels when a piece of their self is stolen like that...

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