Roger Waters Wants Access To Pink Floyd Website & Social Feeds
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters took to his YouTube channel and social media pages to rail against David Gilmour. Waters claimed Gilmour has refused to let Roger promote his projects on Pink Floyd’s website and social feeds. The issue came to boiling point for the bassist after the official Pink Floyd channels ignored his “Mother” isolation video.
“(The “Mother” video) bring up the question of why is this video not available on a website that calls itself the Pink Floyd website? Well the answer to that is because nothing from me is on the website, I am banned by David Gilmour from the website,” Waters stated in his video announcement. “And when I mention the Pink Floyd website, I also mean the Facebook page and all the rest,” reads a note accompanying the clip.
“About a year ago, I convened a sort of Camp David for the surviving members of Pink Floyd at a hotel at the airport in London, where I proposed all kinds of measures to get past this awful impasse,” Waters said of a meeting he had with Gilmour and fellow surviving Pink Floyd member Nick Mason. “It bore no fruit.” Roger told his former band mates that “it would be fair and correct” if they had “equal access” to the fans via the official website and social media feeds to share their projects.
“David thinks he owns it. I think he thinks because I left the band in 1985, that he owns Pink Floyd, that he is Pink Floyd and that I’m irrelevant and should just keep my mouth shut,” Waters exclaimed. He then took a shot at Gilmour for the Pink Floyd website and social feeds promoting David’s wife, Polly Samson’s Von Trapped Family livestreams. “We’re all welcome to our opinions, but there have been rumblings and grumblings in the ranks,” the bassist quipped. “I’m told by friends of mine that some of the questions being asked are: ‘Why do we have to sit and watch Polly Samson, year after year, month after month, day after day – and the Von Trapps reading us excerpts from their novels to get us to go to sleep at night?'”
Roger said that meanwhile his recently postponed This Is Not A Drill tour has not been mentioned at all on the official Pink Floyd channels. Nor has his Us + Them concert film or any of his work. “This is wrong, we should rise up or just change the name of the band to Spinal Tap and everything will be hunky dory,” Waters exclaimed. Watch Roger Waters’ “announcement” video below: