Roger Waters’ Recent Comments Allegedly Impacting Pink Floyd Catalog Sale
Roger Waters has never been one to bite his tongue, but his outspoken nature might be impacting the alleged sale of the Pink Floyd catalog.
Variety explores this situation reporting that their sources say at least one potential buyer of the Pink Floyd catalog may pull out of a reported deal due to Waters' recent interview with Rolling Stone. Among Waters’ many incendiary comments, he said he believes he’s on a “Kill List” that is supported by the government of Ukraine.
The rumored sale of the Pink Floyd catalog was first reported by Bloomberg back in May. The outlet said, “Representatives for the band have reached out to potential buyers, according to three people familiar with the matter who asked to not be identified because the discussions are private. The process began in the last few days, and it’s too early to know what the outcome will be, they said. Representatives of the band didn’t respond to requests for comment.”
Variety notes the rumored Pink Floyd catalog sale would also include the rights to the band’s name and likeness and their album artwork. The outlet reports artist Gerald Scarfe would retain some of the rights to his artwork from The Wall. However, the rights to the artwork for Dark Side of the Moon, Animals and Wish You Were Here would be part of the deal. That could mean a potentially massive profit if that imagery were licensed in a very savvy way.