If you were waiting for news of a potentially fabulous reunion of the surviving members of legendary British rock band Pink Floyd... rumors of a concert at the 2012 London Olympic Games are untrue and have been confirmed as such lead guitarist David Gilmour.
There is no truth in recent media speculation about Pink Floyd reuniting to perform for the 2012 London Olympics, Gilmour's representative told NME.com.
The earlier rumors had suggested that Gilmour - along with Roger Waters and Nick Mason - would perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Games, recreating spellbinding memories of the Live 8 concerts back in 2005, when keyboardist Rick Wright was alive.
It (the rumor) all began when an insider reported on the possibility of a reunion to the Evening Standard.
Its long been made clear it would take something very special to get Pink Floyd back together again and it doesn't get any bigger than the Olympics. Like Sir Paul (McCartney) they have been a major part of the nation's culture over the past 40 years and it will be very fitting that they're involved when London is on show to the world. It's hoped everything can be confirmed in the coming weeks, he said.
Pink Floyd's (L to R) David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright of Pink Floyd stand on stage at Live 8 London in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005.
Gilmour and Water, at the 2005 concert, performed a number of their more famous compositions. Significantly, the concert also allowed band members to share the stage after a long time and the emotions were there for everyone to see.
It's actually quite emotional, standing up here with these three guys after all these years, standing to be counted with the rest of you. Anyway, we're doing this for everyone who's not here and particularly of course for Syd, Waters had said at the time, on-stage.
The band began in 1965, with four members - Waters, Mason Wright and Syd Barrett. The lead guitarist was Bob Klose, who left before the group recorded their first single. Barrett, an inspirational guitarist and keyboardist, died in 2006 and Wright, of cancer, in 2008.
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters (L) and David Gilmour prepare to embrace on stage, during a concert at the O2 arena in London, on May 12, 2011. Surviving members Waters, Gilmour and Nick Mason surprised fans by appearing on stage together.
In 2007, the band performed at Syd Barrett's tribute in London and soon after Waters was seen as being confident on the possibilities of a reunion.
I would have no problem if the rest of them wanted to get together. It wouldn't even have to be to save the world. It could be just because it would be fun. And people would love it, he was quoted as saying in an interview.
Unfortunately, Gilmour was less than enamored of the idea.
I can't see why I would want to be going back to that old thing. It's very retrogressive. I want to look forward, and looking back isn't my joy, he said in an interview.
The rehearsals were less enjoyable. The rehearsals convinced me it wasn't something I wanted to be doing a lot of ... There have been all sorts of farewell moments in people's lives and careers which they have then rescinded, but I think I can fairly categorically say that there won't be a tour or an album again that I take part in. It isn't to do with animosity or anything like that. It's just that I've done that. I've been there, I've done it, he added.
The band's last album together was The Final Cut, that included lyricist Roger Waters, however, keyboardist Richard Wright was not a part of it; he left the band during its previous album's production in 1979.
Wright joined back Pink Floyd for its last studio album Division Bell, which was released in 1994 without Roger Waters and contains the classic track Coming Back to Life.
Although the idea of Pink Floyd reuniting would be an epic moment in the history of rock music... for now it seems that the band is not willing to take that step.
Pink Floyd, 1967
Pink Floyd, 1969
Pink Floyd Gig 2005, Live 8 Concert, London