Pink Floyd have always been known for their psychedelic music, their powerful song lyrics, and outrageous stage performances that helped build the foundation for rock and roll history. Sadly, the iconic ’70s rock group from London announced they have officially called it quits.
Band members David Gilmour and Nick Mason recently got back together to produce their latest album The Endless River, but made statements in regards to how they would feel “wrong” about touring after the death of founding member Richard Wright. Endless River includes unreleased lyrics and music that was written by Richard Wright before he passed in 2008.
“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% musically fulfilling and joyous and full of fun and laughter. I certainly don’t want to let the other 5% colour 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,” Gilmour said in an interview with Classic Rock Magazine.
Gilmour and Mason will continue to take on solo careers, however. Gilmour has an album in the works titled Rattle That Lock and is getting ready for a North American tour. Waters, one of the original members of Pink Floyd, will also be releasing a studio album shortly.