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- Posted on May 5th 2010 7:00AM by Matt Glazebrook
"David [Gilmour] is completely uninterested," singer-bassist Roger Waters has told the Associated Press. "After Live 8, I could have probably gone for doing some more stuff, but he's not interested."
Rumours of a full Floyd revival have been circulating for years, usually when one of the members has a solo project to promote. This time, it's Waters who is embarking on a new artistic endeavour, a stage musical based on the group's 1979 rock opera 'The Wall.'
The Floyd founder is working with 'Billy Elliot' screenwriter Lee Hall on a script for the production. "Lee's become a close friend of mine, and I'm touching wood but we think we've finally found a director [who] we want to work with, so that's another project that's in the pipeline," he explained.
Waters will also take 'The Wall' on the road, sans theatrical production, later this year. He will perform a version of the album live throughout North America in the autumn, with a global tour planned for 2011. Beyond that, he is hoping to finally make a solo comeback, 18 years after his last studio effort.
"I have a ton of songs," he said. "Some of them are recorded, and some of them are half-recorded, and I keep promising myself that I'm gonna find a collaborator and put them together in some kind of coherent form."