He’s long been embroiled in a feud with former bandmate Roger Waters, with the latest flare-up involving the re-release of Pink Floyd’s 1977 LP Animals.
But David Gilmour brushed off the drama, and being accused of ‘telling porky pies’, as he stepped out to enjoy lunch with his family in London on Friday.
The Pink Floyd star, 75, was spotted taking a stroll with his wife Polly Samson, 59, and son Charlie Gilmour, 32, as they made their way to their social call.
Family outing: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour looked relaxed as he stepped out for lunch with his wife Polly and son Charlie in London after the latest clash with former band mate Roger Waters
David seemed to be in good spirits as he flashed a smile while walking alongside his family.
He kept things casual and wore a simple long-sleeved black top styled with dark denim jeans, as well as a straw hat to keep the sun at bay.
Meanwhile, Polly also opted for a relaxed look for lunch, wearing an olive coloured T-shirt and a vibrant multi-coloured long skirt.
Having fun: The musician, 75, cut a casual figure in a black top and trousers, while his son Charlie put on an animated display
David’s adopted son Charlie, who was jailed for swinging from the Cenotaph during the student riots of 2010, wore a large white shirt with the sleeves rolled up and paired with blue denim jeans.
At one point, Charlie put on a very animated display as he was spotted sticking his tongue out at someone across the street that he recognised.
He was also seen giving his mother a hug as they met up for the lunch.
It comes after the latest heated exchange between David and his former band mate Roger Waters over the re-release of the band’s 1977 LP Animals – with David also revealing that it’s ‘pretty unlikely’ they’ll ever resolve their differences.
Sweet: At one point, Charlie gave his mother a hug as they met up for the lunch in the capital
Roger took to his personal website last week to upload a cutting statement detailing the latest drama, claiming that David has told ‘porky pies for 35 years’.
Roger explained the re-release has ‘languished unreleased because of a dispute over some sleeve notes that [biographer] Mark Blake has written for this new release,’ and that ‘Gilmour has vetoed the release of the album unless these liner notes are removed’.
Roger then goes on to reveal he has agreed that the album can be released without the notes – but proceeds in publishing them under his statement in full, for the public to read.
Roger then claims: ‘He does not dispute the veracity of the history described in Mark’s notes, but he wants that history to remain secret.
‘This is a small part of an ongoing campaign by [Gilmour and his wife Polly] to claim more credit for Dave on the work he did in Pink Floyd, 1967-1985, than is his due.
‘He’s told porky pies for 35 years!’ Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters resumed his attack on David Gilmour by publishing album notes his ex-bandmate had ‘vetoed’
‘Yes he was, and is, a jolly good guitarist and singer. But, he has for the last 35 years told a lot of whopping porky pies about who did what in Pink Floyd when I was still in charge. There’s a lot of “we did this” and “we did that,” and “I did this” and “I did that”.’
Roger also explained that he was posting the statement to his person website because he is ‘banned by Dave Gilmour from posting on Pink Floyd’s Facebook page with its 30,000,000 subscribers’.
He added: ‘Let’s hope some of the fans whose access to my words is suppressed by Gilmour find their way here and discover some truth.’
MailOnline approached reps for David for comment at the time.
Tense: There were several reports of in-fighting within Pink Floyd [L-R] Nick Mason, Dave , Rick Wright [centre front], Roger in 1968
Before Roger took to his website, David gave an interview to Rolling Stone, in which he said it was ‘pretty unlikely’ he would resolve his differences with Roger.
He said: ‘A very lovely Animals remix has been done [by James Guthrie, who worked as Floyd’s studio engineer from 1978], but someone has tried to force some liner notes on it that I haven’t approved and, um, someone is digging his heels and not allowing it to be released.’
He added: ‘There’s a lot of misinformation and I’m not keen on constantly responding to every bit of untruth that I hear about myself and what I’m doing.
‘There are packs of lies and information I’ve allowed to sit out there but my general view is to swallow and … it’ll all come right one day in one way or another.’
As they were: Roger and David are pictured in 2010 at the Hoping for the Children of Palestine event