Roger Waters Regrets Pink Floyd Legal Battles And Plans New Album

Tomorrow night BBC World News’ HARDtalk will air an interview with Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters in which he offers regrets over the protracted legal battle he engaged in with his former band mates and reveals he intends to make another record.

Waters responded to BBC's Stephen Sackur's query about whether it was wrong for his band mates to continue to use the Pink Floyd name without him by saying, "I did, I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong!... Of course I was. Who cares? It was a commercial decision and in fact it’s one of the few times that the legal profession has taught me something. Because when I went to these chaps and said ‘listen we’re broke, this isn’t Pink Floyd anymore’, they went ‘what do you mean? That’s irrelevant, it is a label and it has commercial value, you can't say it’s going to cease to exist, you obviously haven’t looked back to Runnymede, you obviously don’t understand English jurisprudence...It’s not about what you think, it’s about...it’s what it is’....The law is everything what we have, that’s what the Wall is about.”

According to a press release, Waters also discusses his intention to make a new album, the claims of anti-Semitism thrown at him, his father, Syd Barrett and much more in the interview. The full interview will be broadcast tomorrow (September 19) on BBC World News at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

[Published on: 9/18/13]

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