David Gilmour has denied that Pink Floyd will re-unite for the London 2012 Olympics.
“David Gilmour can confirm,” explained a representative to NME, “that there is no truth in recent media speculation about Pink Floyd re-uniting to perform for the 2012 London Olympics.”
Earlier today (January 3rd 2012), the London Evening Standard had claimed that the legendary band were to re-unite for the opening ceremony of this year’s sporting extravaganza.
This was to be the first time the band had officially regrouped since their 2005 performance at Live 8. The Live 8 performance was the first time the band had appeared together for 20 years.
Rumours seemed to have more credence when it was highlighted that Roger Waters, Nick Mason and David Gilmour had appeared on stage briefly with one another during Waters’ “The Wall” concert at the O2 Arena in London in May last year. However, Waters highlighted later on in the day of this occasion that it was “most definitely a one-off”.Article continues below
There has been, quite naturally, intense speculation regarding the likely performers for the London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin both reportedly refused the gig earlier last year. However, the former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has suggested that he was up for playing at the event.