During a recent interview with Guitar Player, Pink Floyd’s iconic guitarist David Gilmour talked about the future of the band and whether he’s considering performing at concerts for the ‘fourth act’ of the band.
There is no doubt that David Gilmour is one of the most well-known guitarists in the rock scene and he achieved worldwide fame after being hired by Pink Floyd to replace Syd Barret in 1968. Although he’s such a prominent figure, he rarely uses his social media accounts which makes it hard for his fans to figure out what he’s up to.
However, he often enjoys giving interviews and in his recent interview, he answered some questions considering his relationship with Roger Waters and the future of the band. The interviewer told Gilmour that Pink Floyd has been a ‘three-act play’ and asked him whether there’ll be a fourth act. Gilmour replied that there won’t be one as he’s ‘done with it.’
He explained the reason by saying that he’s been a member of Pink Floyd for decades, some of them being with Roger Waters. David said that 95% of those years were ‘musically fulfilling and joyous‘ and that he’s learned not to fixate on the 5%. He went on to say that ‘it has run its course’ and that ‘it would be fakery to go back and do it again’ because there is a very important missing member, Rick Wright.
Here’s what the interviewer asked:
“Pink Floyd so far is a three-act play. Will there ever be a fourth act?”
To which David Gilmour responded:
“No. I’m done with it. I’ve had a life in Pink Floyd for quite a lot of years, and quite a few of those years in the beginning, with Roger. And those years in what is now considered to be our heyday were 95 percent musically fulfilling and joyous and full of fun and laughter.
And I certainly don’t want to let the other five percent color 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. And to do it without Rick Wright would just be wrong.”
Click here for the source and you can watch Rick Wright’s last performance with Pink Floyd below.