Roger Waters has said that his former bandmate David Gilmour has banned him from promoting his solo work and endeavors on Pink Floyd’s website and social media channels. Waters made the claim in a video that he posted to his YouTube channel on May 18. Waters made his allegation after noting that he had to post a socially-distanced version of “Mother” on his own YouTube channel. Find the video below.
“Nothing from me is on the website. I am banned by David Gilmour from the website,” Roger Waters said. He then said that he’s asked for website access in the past during reconciliation talks with the surviving Pink Floyd members. (He’s discussed the meeting in multiple Rolling Stone interviews.) Waters explained:
One of the things that I asked for—I suggested that, because, whoever the 30 million of you are who subscribe to the webpage, you do so because of the body of work that the five of us created. That’s Syd [Barrett], me, Rick [Richard Wright], Nick [Mason], and David, over a number of years. And, in consequence, it seems to me, that it would be fair and correct if we should have equal access to you all and be able to share our projects.... David thinks he owns it. I think he thinks that because I left the band in 1985 that he owns Pink Floyd, that he is Pink Floyd, that, really, I’m irrelevant and I should keep my mouth shut.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork