Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy Says New Pink Floyd Album is Disrespectful

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Drummer Mike Portnoy has said news of a first Pink Floyd album in 20-years is “disrespectful”.

The former Dream Theater and current The Winery Dogs drummer is a self-proclaimed Floyd fanatic and he took to his official Facebook page to hit out at the news that Floyd will release new album The Endless River in October.

He says: “What’s this about a new Pink Floyd album? Last I checked, Waters is no longer in the band and Wright and Barrett are dead. If these are leftovers from The Division Bell sessions, then just put them on a The Division Bell special-edition release.

“It’s disrespectful to Roger and everything he built for all those years. Just do a solo album, Dave. In my opinion, the Pink Floyd heyday was Atom Heart Mother through The Wall, and those were mainly driven by Roger – conceptually, musically, everything.”

Posted under Band News, Drummer News

2 Responses to Mike Portnoy Says New Pink Floyd Album is Disrespectful

  1. kenny wilson says:

    portnoy should shut his mouth he wasnt even born in the pink floyd heyday floyd wasnt all about waters gilmore had a lot to do with their music and in my opinion after waters floyd was much better sohe needs to wind his neck in keep on playing his modern age so called rock music and leave the comments to people who actually count ie real musicians of the day

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