During a recent interview with the Telegraph, Roger Waters took the opportunity to criticize his former bandmates in Pink Floyd, particularly David Gilmour. He referred to Gilmour’s version of the band as “Faux Floyd” and claimed that they lacked talent. Waters also suggested that they envied one quality he possesses.
This interview took place shortly after Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, made some unfavorable comments about Waters on Twitter, calling him anti-Semitic, a supporter of Putin, and a megalomaniac.
Roger Waters has once again publicly criticized his former bandmates in Pink Floyd, specifically David Gilmour and Nick Mason. He stated that they lacked songwriting talent and only had success because they were touring under the Pink Floyd name and performing his songs. He also accused Gilmour and the late Rick Wright of trying to come up with lyrics and failing, leading to frustration and envy towards Waters’ songwriting abilities.
In his opinion, Gilmour, Mason, and Wright were not true artists.
“‘Faux Floyd’ went touring round the world and made millions and millions and millions of dollars. They said I was autocratic. Well, Nick never pretended [to write songs]. But Gilmour and Rick? They can’t write songs; they’ve nothing to say. They are not artists. They have no ideas, not a single one between them. They never have had, and that drives them crazy.”
Waters chose to address Wright, despite his death in 2008, in his recent criticism towards his former bandmates in Pink Floyd including David Gilmour and Nick Mason. He believes that the three lacked songwriting talent and made a fortune playing his songs. He argues that they were not true artists and that their inability to write lyrics resulted in frustration and possibly envy of his own talents.