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David Gilmour talks of reunion and the future Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 12 July 2005

This week's issue of industry newspaper MusicWeek (cover date July 16th, 2005) has a couple of articles relating to Pink Floyd's reunion with Roger Waters at the recent Live 8 concert.

The first of these, on the news pages, looks at the "massive sales hikes", an expected result of the concert. The focus of the article is David Gilmour playing down any ideas of spin-off tour plans, in the face of speculation and rumour worldwide.

Talking of the concert, David said: "It was pretty surprising I must say to find ourselves in that position [back on stage] after all our years of grumpiness," adding that he and Waters are now on "pretty amicable terms. We've communicated a couple of times via email since the concert and he headed back to the States where he lives these days. It's a very nice thank you and goodbye."

"It wouldn't be absolutely impossible for a similar thing to happen again on a one-off basis, but that's it for me - I've moved on in the last 20 years."

Talk then turns to David's solo album, which we reported some time ago is currently being worked on. "I'm in the middle of making a record, which will be out under my own name in the new year, and I'm doing a few dates to support that."

Elsewhere, David writes a complete article arguing that the other artists on the Live 8 bill should donate any resulting profits to charity. As has been seen, all the artists (with the exception of Pete Doherty) saw sales increase, many of them dramatically. Indeed, this week's UK album chart has no less than four Floyd albums in it - Echoes (number 19), Dark Side Of The Moon (41), Wish You Were Here (65) and The Wall (74), and David has already pledged to donate his share of extra revenue back to charity.

The album chart shows many re-entries from the artists on the bill, and if even some of them follow David's example, then the charity will benefit greatly.

The magazine is on sale now in selected stores in the UK.

 
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