Shut Up and Enjoy New Pink Floyd Album Says Opeth Frontman

(Prog) Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt says people should stop moaning and just be happy that Pink Floyd are releasing another album. Floyd are due to release The Endless River in October - their first album in 20 years. The band described the work as "ambient" and is based around The Division Bell sessions from 1993/94.

But some have criticized the launch, including The Winery Dogs drummer Mike Portnoy, who slammed Floyd, saying releasing a new record was "disrespectful" to former mainman Roger Waters.

But Akerfeldt insists people should "shut up and enjoy it" as the record still features Floyd's core members. He tells I Heart Guitar: "I think people should be happy that Pink Floyd are doing a new record - they should just shut up and enjoy it. If they like it or not, David Gilmour has been at the head of the band since the mid-80s and if the music features Rick Wright who passed away, why wouldn't you want to be able to listen to it?

He has more to say here.

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