1 of 4 | David Gilmour of the band Pink Floyd, reunited for the first time in 20 years, performs during the Live 8 Concert in Hyde Park in London, England July 2, 2005. Gilmour officially announced his breakup from the band in an interview this week. Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo
NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- David Gilmour's exit from the project that made him famous officially confirms one thing: Pink Floyd is dead.
Almost a year after the band's most recent release, The Endless River, Gilmour told Classic Rock magazine he's "done" with the legendary rock band and doesn't intend to go back.
"I've had 48 years in Pink Floyd," the guitarist told the publication, via Billboard. "Quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger [Waters]."
"And those years in what is now considered to be our heyday were 95 percent musically fulfilling and joyous and full of fun and laughter," he explained. "And I certainly don't want to let the other five percent color my view of what was a long and fantastic time together. But it has to run its course, we are done -- and it would be fakery to go back and do it again."
The band originally broke up over two decades ago, but maintained some presence in the music world. The Endless River was meant to be the band's final record after a 20-year hiatus.
"Obviously I accept there are people who want to go and see and hear this legend that was Pink Floyd, but I'm afraid that's not my responsibility. To me, it's just two words that tie together the work that four people did together," Gilmour said. "It's just a pop group. I don't need it. I don't need to go there."
Gilmour is a founding member of the historic band, which formed in England during the '60s with Roger "Syd" Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. Collectively, the band sold over 250 million records.
The official breaking up of the band occurs just before Gilmour's latest project, Rattle That Lock releases in September.