It’s been one of rocks longest feud’s, but it seems that one member of the band affected has decided it’s time for the fighting to stop.
Nick Mason, Pink Floyd’s co-founder and drummer has voiced his “disappointment” that former bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour are still not talking and are, after all these years, still “at loggerheads”.
Mason told Rolling Stone: “It’s a really odd thing in my opinion, but I think the problem is Roger doesn’t really respect David.
“He feels that writing is everything, and that guitar playing and the singing are something that, I won’t say anyone can do, but that everything should be judged on the writing rather than the playing.”
Digging even deeper Mason went on to explain that he thinks that Roger Waters finds it particularly hard to see past the band’s difficult past, explaining that: “I think it rankles with Roger that he made a sort of error in a way that he left the band assuming that without him it would fold. It’s a constant irritation, really, that he’s still going back to it.
“I’m hesitant to get too stuck into this one, just because it’s between the two of them rather than me. I actually get along with both of them, and I think it’s really disappointing that these rather elderly gentlemen are still at loggerheads.”
He also said that the animosity between the two “comes and goes,” and “can be exacerbated by both parties difference of opinion on things like a re-release and how it should be approached or what should be done.”
When asked if he thought there was any chance of the classic line-up re-forming, Mason sound somewhat optimistic, saying: “I live in hope,” he says. “I mean, I don’t think we’re going to tour as Pink Floyd again. But it would seem silly at this stage of our lives to still be fighting.”