July 05, 2014 4:38pm PT by Devon Maloney, Billboard
David Gilmour's Wife Says New Pink Floyd Album Will Debut in October
Pink Floyd may be releasing a new record this fall, according to guitarist David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson, who tweeted (and possibly leaked?) the news earlier this morning.
"Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful," Samson wrote on Twitter.
Consequence of Sound reports that touring vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson, who sang backup with the band throughout the 1980s and 1990s, provided further proof on her Facebook page later in the day, posting a photo from a recording session, confirming that the record will consist of "all unreleased material."
The band's current label home, Warner, has yet to confirm the release.
If the reports are true, The Endless River would come just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's final album, 1994's The Division Bell; the "new" material would have been recorded around the same time. Gilmour currently has a solo album in the works; no word on whether Roger Waters will have been included, but his last appearance on a Floyd record was in 1983 with The Final Cut, and he reportedly has a new solo album in the works.
Keyboardist Rick Wright -- whose membership in Pink Floyd fluctuated over the years, thanks to a brief exit in 1979 stemming from clashes with Waters while recording The Wall, a stint as a live session musician while the band toured that album, and an official reentry into the band by the time Division Bell was released -- died at 65 of cancer in 2008.
A version of this article first appeared on Billboard.com.