Pink Floyd new album: Roger Waters issues Facebook statement angrily confirming that he does not feature on The Endless River

The band's co-founder told fans to 'get a grip' and know their facts

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Everyone, take note: Roger Waters is not in Pink Floyd, and has not been in Pink Floyd since 1985.

Heed this warning, because the band's co-founder is angry. Waters, who left the legendary prog-rock group 29 years ago, has issued a firm statement on Facebook telling fans to "get a grip" after he was questioned about his role in forthcoming new Floyd album, The Endless River.

"Some people have been asking Laurie, my wife, about a new album I have coming out in November," the message reads.

"Errhh? I don’t have an album coming out, they are probably confused. David Gilmour and Nick Mason have an album coming out. It's called Endless River. David and Nick constitute the group Pink Floyd.

"I, on the other hand, am not part of Pink Floyd. I left Pink Floyd in 1985, that's 29 years ago. I had nothing to do with either of the Pink Floyd studio albums, Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, nor the Pink Floyd tours of 1987 and 1994, and I have nothing to do with Endless River.

"Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip."

 

Waters left Pink Floyd on bad terms: He sued his former bandmates for wanting to continue without him under the group’s famous name but lost the lawsuit.

Last year, he told the BBC that he was "wrong" and regretted taking legal action. "Of course I was. Who cares?" he said.

In 2005 Pink Floyd reunited for the first time in almost 25 years at Live 8 in Hyde Park. Mason has said before that he does not believe a full band reunion will ever happen now, despite being "ready to go" if it did.

 

The remaining members will release instrumental album The Endless River on 10 November. Gilmour, Mason and Richard Wright all feature on the record, dedicated to Wright, who died in 2008 aged 65.

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