Roger Waters has re-ignited a long-running feud with ex-Pink Floyd band-mate Dave Gilmour.
The songwriter and bassist, who co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965, says he is been “banned” from the band’s web site and social media channels by lead guitarist Gilmour.
Gilmour joined the progressive rock band in 1967, shortly earlier than the departure of founding member Syd Barrett in 1968.
Waters famously left Pink Floyd in 1985 and sued the remaining three members for persevering with to make use of the identify with out him – however he misplaced.
Waters, Gilmour and Nick Mason final reunited as Pink Floyd to play Bob Geldof’s Live eight profit live performance in 2005.
In a five-minute video shared on his official Twitter web page, Waters says: “One and half million of you have viewed our new version of Mother, which is lovely – it really warms my heart. But it does bring up the question: why is this video not available on a website that calls itself The Pink Floyd website?”
The 76-year-old musician goes on: “Well, the answer to that is because nothing from me is on the website – I am banned by David Gilmour from the website.”
Waters says Gilmour, 74, considers him to be “irrelevant”.
Earlier this week, Waters shared a black and white video of him enjoying the isolation model of the observe together with his 360,000 followers, but it surely appeared nowhere on the band’s official website.
Waters argues that the 30 million subscribers to the band’s official webpage ought to all have equal entry to the work of the surviving members.
However, he says that is not the case: “David thinks he owns it. I think he thinks that because I left the band in 1985, that he owns Pink Floyd, that he is Pink Floyd and I’m irrelevant and I should just keep my mouth shut.”
He additionally questions why Gilmour’s spouse, author Polly Samson, has been utilizing the band’s social media channels to advertise her livestreams.
He says a few of his mates have lately requested him: “‘Why do we’ve got to sit down and watch Polly Samson, yr after yr, month after month, day after day – and the Von Trapps studying us excerpts from their novels to get us to fall asleep at night time?’
Arguing that none of his work is publicised, he goes on: “We’re not allowed to even mention [my projects] on the official Pink Floyd website. This is wrong. We should rise up… or, just change the name of the band to Spinal Tap and then everything will be hunky dory.”
Spinal Tap are a fictional American heavy metallic band, who seem within the cult 1984 mocumentary This Is Spinal Tap.
References to the band typically recommend disastrous or comedy moments for actual life acts.
Waters says round a yr in the past he organised a gathering at a lodge airport for the surviving members, in a bid to get previous what he calls an “awful impasse”, however says the gathering was not successful.
Syd Barrett died in 2006, and keyboardist Rick Wright died two years later.
Drummer Mason, Waters and Gilmour are all nonetheless lively musicians.
Waters has beforehand made it clear a Pink Floyd reunion isn’t on the playing cards. These newest feedback will definitely haven’t elevated the probabilities.
Dave Gilmour and Polly Samson have but to answer Waters’ video. Sky News has contacted the band for remark.