Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters has slammed a “grubby little” article that claimed he didn’t like the guitar solos of his former bandmate David Gilmour on The Dark Side Of The Moon.
Waters recently revealed that he is re-recording The Dark Side Of The Moon, as the album’s 50th-anniversary approaches.
In an article by Stuart Maconie in The New Statesman titled “The war within Pink Floyd,” the author referenced Waters’ current project of re-recording the band’s iconic album.
The article said that the re-recording process will include Waters “removing, as a quote in Spain’s El Pais newspaper, Gilmour’s ‘horrible guitar solos.’”
However, in a lengthy Facebook post, Waters said that he was misquoted and called the article “crappy.”
He wrote, “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, shit-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 ‘DSOTM’, 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 shit ain’t me. I was there, I love Dave’s guitar solos on ‘DSOTM’, both of them, and on ‘WYWH’ and on ‘ANIMALS’ and on ‘THE WALL’ and on ‘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.”
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