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Posted Aug 14th, 2015 (2:34 pm) by Heather Starks
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The front man for the iconic rock band has finally made a decision regarding their future.

After 48 years and 15 albums, Pink Floyd has officially called it quits. In an interview with Classic Rock magazine, David Gilmour confirmed that this was the end of the monumentally influential psych rock band:

“I’m done with it. I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd – quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger (Waters). 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.”

This announcement should come as no surprise to fans, as Gilmour was merely expounding upon the sentiments of a statement he made to the BBC last year, in reference to the 2014 album The Endless River: “This is the last thing that’ll be out from us."

Gilmour also told the magazine that playing without founding member Rick Wright, who died in 2008, “would just be wrong.” The Endless River was considered to be a swan song for Wright, who appeared posthumously on the album. It seems as though Gilmour knew from the time of his friend's passing that Pink Floyd would not carry on without him, and last year's record was simply their way of paying homage to a much beloved friend:

“I absolutely don’t want to go back. I don’t want to go and play stadiums… under the [Pink Floyd] banner. I’m free to do exactly what I want to do and how I want to do it. Obviously I accept there are people who want to go and see and hear this legend that was Pink Floyd, but I’m afraid that’s not my responsibility.”

This decision won't really change much for David Gilmour, as he already plays many of Pink Floyd's more famous songs in his solo concerts. Still, it feels like the end of a very long era from one of music's most timeless bands.

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