David Gilmour Says Pink Floyd Won’t Reunite: “We Are Done”

David Gilmour at the
David Gilmour at the "Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains" exhibition in 2017. Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock (8822541s)

David Gilmour ruled out any possibility of a Pink Floyd reunion in a recent interview with Guitar Player. According to Gilmour, the group “has run its course,” and he isn’t interested in getting back together with the rest of the surviving members of the band.

 “It has run its course, we are done,” Gilmour told the magazine.

However, the 75-year-old guitarist/vocalist explained that he doesn’t have a problem with Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters doing concerts with the band’s material.

“But I absolutely don’t want to go back,” he added. “I don’t want to go and play stadiums.”

The group’s most recent reunion took place in 2005 at the Live 8 benefit concert in Hyde Park, London. It marked the first performance of Gilmour, Waters, keyboardist Richard Wright and drummer Nick Mason since 1985.

Immediately after getting back together, the band was reportedly offered close to $200 million to do a tour. The offer was rejected due to tensions that followed the initial reunion. At the time, Waters expressed hope for more charity concerts, but Gilmour shot down the idea.

In 2014, Gilmour and Mason released a new album, titled Endless River, under the Pink Floyd name. The release featured instrumental and ambient music and was comprised out of the recording sessions for 1994’s Division Bell. Wright appeared on the record posthumously, while Waters didn’t take part.