Watch David Gilmour play the Black Strat with Pink Floyd for the final time

David Gilmour (left, foreground) and Roger Waters (right, background) perform with Pink Floyd at the Live 8 Festival in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London
(Image credit: Dave Hogan/Live 8/Getty Images)

Pink Floyd have been in the news quite a bit lately, though not for entirely good reasons.

Since his acrimonious departure from Pink Floyd almost 40 years ago, Roger Waters' relationship with Floyd's lead singer and electric guitar player, David Gilmour, has been – even at the best of times – fairly icy.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.