LONDON – JULY 02: (MINIMUM FEE OF GBP250, OR LOCAL EQUIVALENT, PER IMAGE.ONLY FOR USE IN CONTEXT OF LIVE 8. NO USE THAT IS DEROGATORY OR DAMAGING TO THE BAND AID TRUST, LIVE 8 OR MAKE POVERTY HISTORY. NO SALES FOR ON-LINE USE) Musicians David Gilmour (L) and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd perform on stage at “Live 8 London” in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raise awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Live 8 via Getty Images).
The on-again, off-again feud between Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and David Gilmour is apparently on again. Waters is calling out his former bandmate for allegedly launching “an ongoing campaign … to claim more credit on the work he did in Pink Floyd” between 1967 and 1985. Waters’ comments come after Gilmour reportedly demanded that the liner notes for the upcoming re-release of the band’s “Animals” album be rewritten. “Gilmour has vetoed the release of the album unless these liner notes are removed,” Waters says. “He does not dispute the veracity of the history, but he wants that history to remain secret.”
Taking his beef with Gilmour one step further, Waters goes on to say his onetime friend is less than honest. “Yes, he was, and is, a jolly good guitarist and singer,” Waters says. “But he has for the last 35 years told a lot of whopping porky pies about who did what in Pink Floyd when I was still in charge. There’s a lot of ‘we did this’ and ‘we did that,’ and ‘I did this’ and ‘I did that.'”
Does Roger Waters take too much credit for things Pink Floyd did as a group?