Although talks of a full Pink Floyd reunion continue to resurface, and just as quickly get knocked down, the band’s guitarist David Gilmour hinted during a recent radio interview with BBC 6Music that the band could reform again for more gigs like they did for 2005’s Live8 one-off charity show. Or it could be just another one-off concert.
The 62-year-old Gilmour told BBC 6Music:”Who knows? Who knows the future? I haven’t absolutely said ‘no’ to the possibility, but I think that in reality any sort of long-term thing together is not going to happen. At my incredibly advantaged age – having achieved this – I’ve earned the right to sit on my ass for a little while and consider what to do next.”
Perhaps the legendary band’s winning of the 2008 Polar Music Prize might help influence the decision-making process. It is Sweden’s biggest music award and was founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, manager of pop group ABBA.
The committee said Pink Floyd had made a “monumental contribution” in the development of popular culture. “They captured the mood and spirit of a whole generation in their reflections and attitudes.” At the August 26 ceremony in Stockholm, Pink Floyd will receive a cash prize of $168,000, along with soprano Renee Fleming; the prize is typically split between pop artists and classical musicians.
Last year’s winners were composer Steve Reich and jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Previous winners include Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Isaac Stern, Bruce Springsteen and Quincy Jones.
Last Updated on June 2, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner