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Roger Waters Admits He Shouldn’t Have Sued Pink Floyd

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Roger Waters has admitted that he shouldn’t have sued his former Pink Floyd bandmates after he left the group in 1985. In an interview scheduled to air on Sept. 19 on BBC World News, Waters said, “I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong.”

The interview, which will air as part of the ‘BBC HARDtalk’ program, comes at the end of Waters’ three-year tour in which he and a backing band played Floyd’s ‘The Wall.’ According to Consequence of Sound, when asked how he felt about suing his former bandmates in an attempt to stop them from using the group’s name, Waters replied, “It was a commercial decision, and in fact, it’s one of the few times that the legal profession has taught me something.

“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 … It’s not about what you think it’s about.’”

Waters eventually settled with guitarist David Gilmour, who continued to lead the band, while Waters walked away with rights to his masterpiece ‘The Wall’ and the giant inflatable pig that was at the center of Pink Floyd shows in the late ’70s.

The interview also reveals the first signs of a new Waters solo album in more than 20 years. Once he wraps the current leg of his tour, Waters said he’s “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. I am really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into it.”

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