Roger Waters Says "I Was Wrong" in Battle with Pink Floyd Band Mates, Promises New Album
-- In an interview set to air Thursday on the BBC World News program HARDtalk, Roger Waters expresses his regret at the legal battles he fought with his former Pink Floyd band mates and reveals his desire to make another studio album. Waters -- who was Floyd's bassist and principal songwriter -- has had a notoriously rocky relationship with singer-guitarist David Gilmour and the other members of the band for years.
When asked if he thought it was wrong for Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and the late keyboardist Rick Wright to continue touring and recording as Pink Floyd after he left, Waters is emphatic. "I did think that was wrong," he says. But of his own decision to use legal means to try to stop them, he adds, "And I was wrong! Of course I was… [But] 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… The law is everything that we have. That's what The Wall is about."
As for making another album, Waters -- whose last proper rock outing was 1992's Amused to Death -- says, "I am going to make another record. I've had a very, very strong idea, I shall pursue it and I will make at least one more record. And I am really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into it."
Waters also touches on subjects ranging from his father to The Wall to accusations of anti-Semitism during the BBC interview.
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