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Pink Floyd Denies Duet At 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony

Pink Floyd - David Gilmour / Roger Waters / Nick Mason / Richard Wright
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Don’t get too excited about the supposed duet between legends Pink Floyd and English songwriter Ed Sheeran because according to the band … it’s just not happening.

The rumors came about when Sheeran was interviewed by Nova 106.9, where he said, “I’m playing the closing ceremony – which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I’m doing a song with the Who but I’m not — I’m doing a song with Pink Floyd. I’m doing ‘Wish You Were Here.’”

Naturally, given the fact that the band broke up in 1985 and have only reunited a couple of times, it was an instant headline maker and a valuable piece of information. The band most notedly played together during 2005′s Live 8 and also at Roger Waters‘ 2011 London headline show. Though the latter was merely the surviving members — David Gilmour and Nick Mason. Richard Wright passed away in 2008. And once the words left Ed’s jaw, fans were certainly picking theirs up and scouring the Internet for some sort of solidification.

Yet, sadly with just a short amount of time passing Pink Floyd released a statement saying, “In response to press speculation, Pink Floyd state that the band is NOT performing at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

Thanks, Ed, for getting the world’s hopes up. Regardless, the closing ceremonies are sure to be fantastic still. The plan is to celebrate 50 years of British music. Much of it is being kept a secret, with only The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That, George Michael and Emeli Sande being confirmed as performers.

So who knows … perhaps Pink Floyd will make an appearance. We’ll just have to watch and see.

Next: Roger Waters Discusses Changes to 'The Wall'

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