Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters says he has re-recorded 'The Dark Side of the Moon'
Here's a development that will surely smooth over the current squabble between former Pink Floyd bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour.
Waters has re-recorded Pink Floyd's classic rock epic "The Dark Side of the Moon," without the help of any of the band members that originally helped create the album with him, the musician said in a Feb. 4 interview with the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung. The interview was translated and published on Waters' official website.
The musicians have argued since Waters left the band in 1985 after the release of "The Final Cut," a follow-up to smash hit "The Wall." He famously sued – and lost to – the remaining members over their continued use of the band's name.
Lately, tempers have run high between the former bandmates.
After seemingly having read the interview Waters gave to the German newspaper and comments he made, Polly Samson, who is married to Gilmour and is a lyricist for the band, on Monday called Waters antisemitic, "a Putin apologist and a lying, thieving, hypocritical, tax-avoiding, lip-synching, misogynistic, sick-with-envy, megalomaniac."
"Every word demonstrably true," Gilmour replied to his wife's comments on Twitter.
Waters' former bandmates have yet to publicly comment on his choice to re-record "The Dark Side of the Moon" solo.
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It could grant him more control over the work, just as Taylor Swift earned by re-recording her early albums.
But Waters said in the Berliner Zeitung interview – translated and posted on Waters' website – that "the new concept is meant to reflect on the meaning of the work, to bring out the heart and soul of the album," he added, "musically and spiritually."
Waters continued: "I'm the only one singing my songs on these new recordings, and there are no rock and roll guitar solos."
The album is set to be released in May, according to The Telegraph.
USA TODAY has reached out to representatives of Waters and Pink Floyd for further comment.
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