Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters is opening up about one of his biggest regrets. He now says he was wrong about going after his former band once he was no longer a member. Waters attempted to stop the band from using the name “Pink Floyd,” though in the end they recorded two more albums without him.
In a new interview for the BBC, Waters admits, “I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong!” In the end he says it wasn’t an artistic choice, but a branding one. “It was a commercial decision and in fact it’s one of the few times that the legal profession has taught me something,” he says. “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, you can’t say it’s going to cease to exist.'”
Roger says his leaving the band was still the right decision, as it gave him the chance to fully express himself. That expression includes a new album he plans to make, adding, “I’ve had a very, very strong idea, and I shall pursue it, and I will make at least one more record and I am really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into it.”
No word on a possible reunion of the three surviving members of the band, though.