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Roger Waters responds to fan criticism about not being involved with “Endless River”, he tells them to “Get a Grip”…

Roger Waters himself responds to fan criticism about not being involved with the new Pink Floyd album, “Endless River”. He says that he left the band like over 30 years ago and he hasn’t been a part of Floyd since, yet people kept bugging him about it. Even people kept bugging his wife about it. Roger must be getting frustrated and annoyed. He sounds like it from the article above.

I don’t think he wants to be involved with Pink Floyd ever again. Even though he buried the hatchet with Gilmour and Mason, he just wants to move on and do his own thing, ya know??? If Roger wanted to be involved with Pink Floyd, I’m sure Gilmour and Mason would allow him to come back anytime he wants to.

I understand how people can’t see a band without it’s founding members but hey, band members changes over the years. We’re in this day and age where fans wanna see legendary and iconic bands continue on with their founding members but they refuse to support the fact that bands move on without their founding members. Quite sad, really. I’ll have a rant about that in a different post another time.

I hate that bands wanna move on without their founding members too… I’m feeling everyone but that’s the name of the game in the music business. That’s how it is. Bands continue on ’cause that’s what they do, play music. They do what they have to do… they don’t give a shit what the fans think, sorry to say. They just do what’s right for them.


RIP: Richard Wright 1943 – 2008

One of the founder’s of Pink Floyd and keyboardist of the band, Richard Wright, died today after battling cancer at his home in Britain. His family did not want to give any more details of his death. Before Pink Floyd, he was in a band with Roger Waters and Nick Mason, a band called Sigma 6. When Syd Barrett joined, they later became Pink Floyd officially. While Richard Wright wasn’t much of a songwriter in Pink Floyd, Wright did write two of the band’s biggest songs in history, and they are “The Great Gig In the Sky” and “Us and Them” both from “Dark Side of the Moon”.

Richard Wright quit Pink Floyd in the 1980’s to form his own band but later rejoined the band for their 1987 album, “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”. He then later played with Pink Floyd again for the live “Pulse” DVD/CD set and also Live 8 reunion.

The Associated Press reports: