Roger Waters Says He Regrets Taking Legal Action Against Pink Floyd
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.19.2013
In an interview with BBC World News' HARDTalk (via NME, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters said he regretting taking legal action against his former bandmates. He left the band in 1985 and then sued Nick Mason and David Gilmour for their use of the name and material.
He said: "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."
He also said he has plans for a new solo album, his first since Ca Ira in 2005.
He added: "I've had a few breakthroughs recently which I won't talk about, but I am going to make another record. I've had a very very strong idea, and 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."