‘They are flogging a dead horse’: Pink Floyd questions return as Roger Waters ends tour of The Wall

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As Roger Waters wraps up a solo tour of The Wall that’s been going since 2010, the question becomes: What next?

A new album? Almost assuredly. A reunion with the surviving members of Pink Floyd? Well … “People have finally realized that they are flogging a dead horse,” Waters says in this BBC clip. “People very, very rarely bring it up with me at all.”

Well, except the BBC interviewer, of course.

Waters is turning his attention to the first rock project he’s produced since Amused to Death, more than two decades ago. In the interim, the Waters-less version of Pink Floyd issued what looks to be its final studio effort, 1994’s Division Bell, and then reunited with its erstwhile bassist for a performance by the classic-era lineup of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and the late Richard Wright at 2005’s Live 8 concerts.

Subsequent to Wright’s passing, Gilmour and Mason again joined Waters at London’s 02 Arena for an emotional 2011 presentation of The Wall. Even so, Waters insists that the problems that originally tore Pink Floyd asunder still remain.

“Why would the reasons for me leaving in 1985 not pertain now — 30 years later?” Waters asks rhetorically. “The situation hasn’t changed. Fundamentally, I haven’t changed at all. I like to be in charge of my own destiny.”

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