But the guitarist and singer feels rather less charitable about the book by author Cliff Jones called Echoes: Pink Floyd - The Stories Behind the Songs. His High Court writ also seeks to prevent further publication of the book containing these alleged libels.
"The book has a very large number of errors - over 120 - some careless, some very serious", the star's solicitors, tell me (the author of the newspaper article). "We have also identified four serious libels of David Gilmour. The band take a very serious view of this and are furious."
So is David Gilmour the only one suing? Adds his lawyer ominously: "For the moment...."