Gilmour hints at end of Pink Floyd
Nick Mason more optimistic about future
During a recent
BBC2 interview, Pink Floyd
guitarist David Gilmour suggested
the upcoming "Echoes: The Best of Pink
Floyd" compilation "probably" signals the end
of the band. "You never know exactly what the future (holds),"
Gilmour offered. "I'm not going to slam any doors too firmly,
but I don't see myself doing any more of that, and I certainly don't
see myself going out on a big Floyd tour again."
He added that
the stripped-down solo show he
performed in June and will
perform again in January probably reflects a framework
for a solo album he hasn't yet recorded.
Nick Mason, in an Oct. 30 story
published by Launch.com, sounded more optimistic. "I
don't feel I've retired yet," Mason said. "You know, if
everyone wanted to, we could certainly still do something. I've
spent 30 years waiting for the planets to align. I'm quite used
indicated keyboardist Rick Wright
is working on a solo album. Wright's last solo effort was 1996's
will be released Nov. 6 by Capitol Records in the United States,
and by EMI elsewhere. The label has embarked on a substantial publicity
campaign for the album, the likes of which Floyd hasn't been subject
to in decades. Read more about "Echoes."
Nov. 2, 2001)
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