Following Polly Samson’s relentless attack on him, Roger Waters gave an interview and made harsh criticisms about David Gilmour and his ‘faux’ Pink Floyd. However, he seemingly believes his words are twisted. Recently, Waters posted both on Twitter and Instagram to reveal whether he actually called Gilmour’s solos horrible before igniting another feud.
Polly Samson’s recent remarks about Roger Waters made headlines, as she made some serious claims about the musician. After the news, Waters gave an interview and flew into a rage about David Gilmour and the ‘faux’ Pink Floyd. Apparently, he was still pissed off that the band continued to make music as Pink Floyd after his departure.
In the interview, Waters said Nick Mason, Rick Wright, and David Gilmour called him autocratic but never really wrote any songs. He argued that Faux Floyd went on tours and made millions of dollars performing the songs he wrote. According to Waters, they had no talent; they weren’t even artists.
After these remarks became a hot topic, Waters came across an article that argued that he removed David Gilmour’s ‘horrible guitar solos’ when making a new recording of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon.’ In his recent social media posts, he cleared the air by saying that he had never said those things. Waters said he actually loved Gilmour’s solos and described them as the best in rock history.
Roger Waters’ Instagram and Twitter posts read:
“There is a crappy article in the New Statesman, written, if you can call it writing, by a chap called Stuart Maconie. It’s the usual, sh*t-stirring, ill-informed nonsense. However, there is, in the article, something upon which I need to set the record straight.
When talking about a new recording I have made of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon,’ he writes, with an unearned, condescending authority, about the process of making this new recording, and I quote, ‘Part of this will involve him removing, as quoted in Spain’s El Pais newspaper, Gilmour’s ‘horrible guitar solos.””
“Now, I don’t know who he thinks he’s quoting when he says Gilmour’s ‘horrible guitar solos,’ but it sure as sh*t ain’t me. I was there; I love Dave’s guitar solos on ‘The Dark Side of the Moon,’ both of them, on ‘Wish You Were Here,’ ‘Animals,’ ‘The Wall,’ and ‘The Final Cut.’
In my, albeit biased view, Dave’s solos on those albums constitute a collection of some of the very best guitar solos in the history of rock and roll. So, Stuart Maconie, you little prick, next time, please check your copy with the subjects of your grubby little piece before you go to print. Love, Roger.”
So, Roger Waters believes his former Pink Floyd bandmates lacked songwriting talents, but he doesn’t think David Gilmour made horrible guitar solos. According to the musician, it’s just misinformation trying to cause another feud between the two.
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) February 19, 2023