In 1986, the legal dispute between Roger Waters and the remaining members of Pink Floyd escalated, with Waters filing a lawsuit to prevent the band from using the Pink Floyd name. The disagreement centered on the band's identity and who had the right to continue performing as Pink Floyd. The dispute garnered significant media attention, with fans and critics weighing in on the future of the band.Despite the ongoing legal battles, David Gilmour and Nick Mason continued to work on new Pink Floyd material. They planned to release a new album without Waters, marking a significant turning point in the band's history. During this time, they recruited musician Bob Ezrin to help with production and arrangements, aiming to create a sound that reflected Pink Floyd's legacy while embracing a new direction.The legal battles and evolving band dynamics created a tense atmosphere, but Gilmour and Mason's determination to continue as Pink Floyd laid the groundwork for the band's revival. The following year would see the release of new material and the reemergence of Pink Floyd as a performing band.