News

Roger Waters: ‘I was wrong’ to sue Pink Floyd band mates

Roger Waters: ‘I was wrong’ to sue Pink Floyd band mates

Roger Waters discusses his decision to sue Pink Floyd band mates. Photo: Associated Press

Rocker Roger Waters regrets taking legal action against his former Pink Floyd band mates, insisting he was wrong to fight Nick Mason and David Gilmour over the rights to band’s name in the mid-1980s.

Waters quit the band in 1985 and subsequently pursued Mason and Gilmour for their continued use of the Pink Floyd name and material.

In a new BBC interview, Waters says, “I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong!

“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 … 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 (Pink Floyd album) The Wall is about.”

Recent Headlines

in Local

Blood Center Opens New Lab, Administrative Center

blood center hq

CICBC unveils its new headquarters

in Local

Durbin Pushing for Safer Rail Tankers

rail tanker

The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to enact stricter safety regulations on trains carrying crude oil and ethanol

in Election 2014, Local

Gubernatorial Debates Set; No Springfield Plans

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Illinois' gubernatorial candidates will appear together at three traditional debates before November -- but not in the state capital.

in Local

More Shootings on Springfield’s East Side

RAYMOND CREWS

Another night, another couple of shootings