Roger Waters Admits His Battle With Pink Floyd Was Wrong
Waters was asked by the interviewer Stephen Sackur if he felt it was wrong for Pink Floyd to carry on using the band's name after he left the group he responded, "I did, I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong!... Of course I was.
"Who cares? It was a commercial decision and in fact it's one of the few times that the legal profession has taught me something. 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, you obviously haven't looked back to Runnymede, you obviously don't understand English jurisprudence...It's not about what you think, it's about...it's what it is'....The law is everything what we have, that's what the Wall is about."
He also revealed that he is planning to make a new studio album and how going solo has allowed him more freedom to create the music that he wants to.
"It was the correct thing for us to split up, or for me to leave if you like, so I could express my ideas unfettered. And my ideas are still... You know I've had a few breakthroughs recently which I won't talk about, but I am going to make another record. 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."
Fans in the UK can tune in today (September 19th) to listen to the full interview where he discusses other controversial topics. The show airs on BBC World News at 0330, 0830, 1430 and 2030 GMT and on BBC Two at 1035am.