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  • Bon Jovi to Waters: Drop Dead!

    10/04/2015 9:28:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Some years ago, I was in the office of a straitlaced, middle-aged lady who was in charge of my law firms support staff. I noticed a photograph on her desk of herself with a long-haired guy who looked like a rock musician. It seemed incongruous, so I asked about the picture, and she told me this story.
  • Educating Anti-Semite Roger Waters on Israel

    08/18/2015 6:25:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 17, 2015 | Lawrence Meyers
    “The world hates the Jews. In or out?” – David Mamet Politics is downstream from culture. So when a cultural icon like Roger Waters sits down with supplicant Gideon Levy from Haaretz, to “set the record straight” that he really and truly isn’t an Anti-Semite, and that BDS really and truly isn’t an anti-Semitic movement, it is incumbent upon all Jews to refute Waters’ libelous statements. Well, Roger Waters is an Anti-Semite. He literally spouts one falsehood after another, and when I challenged him on his Facebook page, his only response was, “Brainwashed to the best”. That’s always the case...
  • Pink Floyd Officially Breaks Up

    08/17/2015 12:00:56 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 105 replies
    NEWSOXY ^ | 08/17/2015 | John Lester
    Pink Floyd officially breaks up after announcing a new album, The Endless River, to be released later this year. Guitarist David Gilmour stated that the legendary band is done for good, according to Death And Taxes. Pink Floyd had originally split 20 years ago, but continued with some of the few surviving members who was still associated with the group. Breaking up wasnt quite a new beginning for the band, even though they are releasing a new album from tracked culled from the sessions that produced 1994s The Division Bell. Pink Floyd officially breaks up while releasing a new album...
  • Worldwide Campaign Seeks to 'Blacken Israel's Name'

    06/07/2015 5:59:36 PM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    CNS ^ | June 06, 2015 | Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- What does the Presbyterian Church USA and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters have in common? They both support boycotting Israel, a sweeping movement that's trying to delegitimize the Jewish state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a great struggle and international campaign is being waged against his country to "blacken its name." "It is not connected to our actions; it is connected to our very existence," Netanyahu said. "It does not matter what we do; it matters what we symbolize and what we are." Just this week, the CEO of French mobile phone giant Orange said he'd cut...
  • Expansive Rock: Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd"

    01/20/2015 12:37:08 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 34 replies ^ | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Ed Lopez-Reyes
    Pink Floyd academic, composer, and pianist Gilad Cohen's studies of the band, along with performances of Cohen's compositions, will be featured in events held in Illinois, at the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University, in early February. Cohen [right] will be giving two lectures, titled "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs' and 'Shine On'" and "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs'". They will each offer insight on a variety of subjects related to these songs as well as two unique opportunities for discussion. Northwestern University's lecture will consist of an expansive analysis of 'Dogs'...
  • To Roger Waters With Love From Israel :)

    08/10/2014 10:07:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/6/14 | talevi9
    A little ditty dedicated to Roger Waters.
  • New Pink Floyd album based on 1994 sessions may be coming this fall

    07/05/2014 8:38:01 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
    <p>It was 20 years ago this year, Pink Floyd began to disappear. But now it seems the classic British band is about to materialize again.</p> <p>Polly Samson, the wife of the band's lead singer-guitarist David Gilmour, has announced via Twitter that a Pink Floyd album called The Endless River will be released come October. But Samson says its based on 1994 sessions, which would seem to indicate these will be old tracks goosed with new overdubs. Pink Floyd released what seemed to be its final album, The Division Bell, in April 1994 (an album that just received the deluxe reissue treatment).</p>
  • Rolling Stones to Perform in Israel Despite Pressure From Pink Floyd Members to Cancel

    06/04/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4 | William Booth AND Ruth Eglash June 4
    Recently, two surviving founders of Pink Floyd sent the rock band equivalent of a diplomatic cable an open letter published in Salon to the Rolling Stones. They asked Mick Jagger and his crew to cancel their first-ever concert in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle against occupation. But Pink Floyd hit a wall. The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, during...
  • By the Waters of Babble-on...and on and on and on.

    02/07/2014 6:53:36 PM PST · by Noremac · 2 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | February 7, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    [youtube=] I noticed that Roger Waters, formerly of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd, has been publicly scolding a few fellow celebrities in the field of music and film for not sharing his fanatical anti-Israel political views. Specifically, Scarlett Johansson drew Waters' ire for filming some ads for the Israeli beverage maker SodaStream and classic rocker Neil Young, who ignored Waters' directive to not book concerts in Israel. Waters has chugged the kool aid of the 'Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment', (BDS) movement, which is in reality a political movement whose underlying mission is to portray Palestinians as victims of...
  • Roger Waters rebukes Scarlett Johansson for SodaStream ties

    02/02/2014 9:55:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/2/14 | Staff
    Former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters, one of the more prominent celebrity faces of the boycott Israel movement, says he has contacted Scarlett Johansson a couple of times over the A-list actresss decision to represent an Israeli company that operates in a West Bank settlement ... In the past days I have written privately to Neil Young (once) and to Scarlett Johanson (a couple of times). Those letters will remain private, he said. Sadly, I have received no reply from either ..."
  • Roger Waters Compares Israel to Nazi Germany

    12/08/2013 8:56:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2013, 4:12 AM | Elad Benari
    Anti-Israel musician Roger Waters is at it again. The former member of Pink Floyd, who has previously faced criticism for virulently anti-Israel statements and for using anti-Israel and anti-Jewish imagery in his shows, has compared Israel to Nazi Germany. The comments were made in an interview Waters gave Saturday to Frank Barat of the CounterPunch magazine. Waters was asked what he would tell artists who say that culture should not be boycotted and who choose to perform in Israel, to which he replied, The situation in Israel/Palestine, with the occupation, the ethnic cleansing and the systematic racist apartheid Israeli regime...
  • Roger Waters Compares Israel to Nazi Germany

    12/08/2013 9:20:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Anti-Israel musician Roger Waters is at it again. The former member of Pink Floyd, who has previously faced criticism for virulently anti-Israel statements and for using anti-Israel and anti-Jewish imagery in his shows, has compared Israel to Nazi Germany. The comments were made in an interview Waters gave Saturday to Frank Barat of the CounterPunch magazine. Waters was asked what he would tell artists who say that culture should not be boycotted and who choose to perform in Israel, to which he replied, The situation in Israel/Palestine, with the occupation, the ethnic cleansing and the systematic racist apartheid Israeli regime...
  • Bar Refaeli calls out Pink Floyds Roger Waters over Israel boycott

    08/21/2013 12:11:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    רוג'ר ווטרס, כדאי שתוריד את התצלום שלי מהוידאו ארט בהופעות שלך. אם כבר חרם- אז עד הסוף.— Bar Refaeli (@BarRefaeli) August 21, 2013 Bar Refaeli thinks Roger Waters is "comfortably dumb" when it comes to his boycott of Israel. The Pink Floyd frontman penned an open letter to his "colleagues in rock and roll," calling on them to not perform in Israel and to draw attention to the crimes of "apartheid" and "ethnic cleansing" there
  • Alicia Keys face-slaps anti-Israel bigotry

    06/14/2013 12:53:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies ^ | june 14, 2013 | Robin Shepherd
    One of America's greatest musical and artistic talents, Alicia Keys, has shown the kind of moral and artistic integrity that is so sadly lacking among some of her more excitable contemporaries, (not to say clichd windbags unable to break free from fashionable anti-intellectual prejudice against the Jewish state). As the World Jewish Congress (WJC) is highlighting today, Ms Keys has refused to bow to pressure from characters such as Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd fame, and Alice Walker, a Pulitzer prize winning writer. In response to a call to boycott Israel by cancelling a July 4 concert in Tel Aviv,...
  • Dark Side of the Moon album designer Storm Thorgerson dies

    04/18/2013 12:55:36 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th April 2013 | BBC News
    'Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, has died aged 69, the band's management has confirmed. A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief, fashioning a string of eye-catching creations. Most-famously he designed the prism spreading a spectrum of colour across The Dark Side Of The Moon. His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse.'
  • Cementing Hate on Holocaust Memorial Day

    01/27/2013 8:03:07 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    HonestReporting ^ | JANUARY 27, 2013 | SIMON PLOSKER
    This cartoon published in The Sunday Times (subscription-only) would be offensive at the best of times. That it has appeared on Holocaust Memorial Day is doubly so.Penned by Gerald Scarfe (the cartoonist behind Pink Floyd’s The Wall), the caption reads: “Israeli Elections… Will Cementing Peace Continue?”A hideous looking PM Benjamin Netanyahu caricature builds a wall cemented with blood, crushing Palestinians including women and children.Israel’s security barrier (of which the vast majority is a fence and not a wall) is meant to protect Israeli civilians against Palestinian terrorism. In any case, the imagery of this cartoon amounts to a blood libel...
  • Haniyeh: Israel is a 'Cancerous Tumor'

    01/01/2013 1:22:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas's de-facto Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, took advantage of an educational conference on Tuesday to attack Israel, Channel 10 News reported. "Israel is a cancerous tumor that must be removed and uprooted," Haniyeh was quoted as having said during an international conference on education. "The hand of the resistance and the jihad fighters has begun to uproot the tumor, and will work to end the occupation of Palestine as a whole. Allah willing, we will break the occupation," Haniyeh said in a speech which was heard by representatives from Egypt, Tunisia and Qatar. He called for Gazan teachers...
  • The Lunatics Are In the House & Senate - With Great Theme Music!

    12/07/2012 7:45:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-7-2012 | MOTUS
    No budget, no debt reduction, no way to avoid the fiscal cliff that Congress created by not doing their job the last time around. Butt we have reached concurrence in both houses of Congress to remove the offensive word lunatic from federal law. Fortunately, they did NOT ban the use of the term idiot thereby leaving us with a useful and descriptive term to describe our legislators and their legislative efforts. So it is in their honor that I dedicate this weeks sing-along: Brain Damage: Pink Floyd The lunatic is on the grass The lunatic is on the grass ...
  • Jail Inmates Serenaded Sandusky With "Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone"

    06/24/2012 9:46:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 24 June 2012 | Henry Blodget
    Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky had a surprise waiting for him when he was sent to jail the first time, reports Andrew Strickler of The Daily. As soon as the lights went out at night, Sandusky's fellow inmates at the Centre County Correctional Facility serenaded him with a chorus from Pink Floyd's "The Wall": "Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone!" Similar humiliations are expected to continue now that Sandusky is back in jail having been convicted of the crimes. Jerry Sandusky is currently on suicide watch. He'll be sentenced in 90 days.
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says Britain should return Falklands to Argentina

    02/29/2012 7:08:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:30PM GMT 29 Feb 2012 | Barney Henderson
    Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has reportedly stated that Britain should return the Falkland Islands, saying "Las Malvinas belong to Argentina". In an interview with Chilean television, Waters, who is on tour in South America, allegedly said he was "as ashamed as I possibly could be of our colonial past ... When we were out raping and plundering and stealing". The reported comments came as Argentina's industry minister called for all British imports to be banned as tensions escalate between the two countries ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. A journalist for the Chilean TVN state channel...
  • 'English' Alan Styles dies at 75; his breakfast rant was recorded by Pink Floyd

    12/14/2011 12:53:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Mark Prado - Marin Independent Journal
    "English" Alan Styles, a one-time member of the Sausalito anchor-out community and former roadie for the British rock band Pink Floyd, died Thursday of pneumonia at Marin General Hospital. He was 75. While his long hair, beard and giving manner made him a familiar figure around Sausalito, Mr. Styles was better known to millions as the voice on ''Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast," the track on Pink Floyd's 1970 album ''Atom Heart Mother." Born in Cambridge, England on Oct. 5, 1936, Mr. Styles became acquainted with David Gilmour during his youth. Gilmour would later become a guitarist and songwriter for Pink Floyd....
  • OBAMACARE: There'll be no more "AAAAaaaahhh". but you may feel a little sick.

    12/09/2011 8:47:42 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    Have been leisurely enjoying listening, to a well run classic rock station this evening, long ago having concluded radio is far more reality-based than Hollyweird. (stop)
  • Roger Waters - Occupy ("Well, yeah, we did really swindle people.") San Fran tour tix only $700

    11/06/2011 11:31:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/06/11
    Click the link above for his so-called opinion. Click below to pay out da ass. Roger Waters Fri. May 11, 2012 8:15 PM AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA
  • Roger Waters and David Gilmour reunited on stage at London O2 Arena 12 May 2011

    05/12/2011 10:09:18 PM PDT · by Despot of the Delta · 17 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | 05/12/11 | Alex Young
    As if Pink Floyd fans didnt have enough to celebrate this week, Roger Waters and David Gilmour reunited in London on Thursday night for a performance of The Walls Comfortably Numb. The news was first revealed on Gilmours blog, which added that the performance is most definitely a one-off; David is not repeating his special guest performance at a later occasion, Im sorry to disappoint those of you with fingers crossed and tickets for later shows. Dont get too bummed out, though, as the performance was being filmed so that it may be posted on various websites.
  • Pink Floyd Rocker Roger Waters Shows his Hypocrisy with Israel Boycott

    03/17/2011 12:02:10 PM PDT · by TheHawksNest · 38 replies
    NewsReal ^ | March 17, 2011 | Sammy Levine
    Everyone knows that Israel is currently threatened by terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah both supported by the virulently anti-Israel Iranian regime. But what many do not know is that Israel is also under attack in a cultural war which seeks to destroy her by way of boycotts and divestments. The freest state in the Middle East is under attack from peace activists, pro-Palestinian organizations, professors and others who seek to starve Israel economically. But perhaps the most troubling trend in recent months is the popular entertainers who are refusing to perform in the only Jewish country in...
  • Charlie Gilmour tried to light fire by Supreme Court [UK]

    12/13/2010 3:44:10 PM PST · by Frantzie · 11 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 12-13-2010 | Steven Swinford
    Mr Gilmour, a 21-year-old Cambridge student, was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and criminal damage after climbing the Cenotaph and swinging from a Union flag at the protests on Thursday. New pictures of Mr Gilmour show him lighting a pile of newspapers at the entrance to the Supreme Court. His attempt was foiled after fellow students alerted police about what he was doing.
  • Pink Floyd stars son armed with stone on day of riot (tried to start a fire)

    12/12/2010 7:52:59 PM PST · by Frantzie · 34 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 12-13-2010 | LYNSEY HAYWOOD
    THIS is Pink Floyd star David Gilmour's yob son Charlie menacingly tossing a rock in the air during Thursday's student riots.
  • Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, apologises for climbing Cenotaph

    12/10/2010 3:38:51 PM PST · by Frantzie · 38 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 12-9-2010 | Victoria Ward
    Mr Gilmour was pictured swinging from the Whitehall memorial on a Union Jack, prompting widespread anger and condemnation.
  • Worst Band Ever Butchers Pink Floyd (Video)

    12/01/2010 9:58:33 PM PST · by jmc813 · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 12-1-2010 | Unknown Awful Band
    If you're feeling particularly masochistic, check out this video... hereDon't blame me for bleeding ears though.
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters using anti-Semitic imagery in stage show: ADL

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is criticizing what it says is the dark side of Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters, claiming imagery the British rock icon used in his latest tour is anti-Semitic, reported Tuesday. Waters, a longtime vocal critic of Israel, takes aim at the Jewish nation's West Bank security fence during a segment of his 2010-2011 "The Wall Live" tour by using imagery associated with stereotypes about Jewish people and money, ADL officials say. During Waters' recent performances of "Goodbye Blue Sky," an animated scene has projected images of planes dropping bombs in the shape of Jewish stars...
  • Pink Floyd anthem rewritten for young Iranians

    08/05/2010 4:36:52 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 5, 2010 | JOHN CARUCCI
    "Roger Waters" NEW YORK The Pink Floyd rock music classic "Another Brick in the Wall" has been transformed by a Canadian band to reflect dissent young Iranians have for their government. The song replaces the teacher reference with "Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!" It's performed by a Toronto-based rock band fronted by two Iranian brothers called Blurred Vision. It's been seen by more than 160,000 viewers on YouTube. Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters gave Blurred Vision
  • Pink Floyd anthem retooled as Iranian rallying cry (Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone)

    08/04/2010 12:20:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 32 replies · 1+ views
    A new take on the old Pink Floyd anti-authoritarian anthem "Another Brick in the Wall" blends the power of social media with political activism to raise awareness about human rights in Iran. A pair of Iranian exile brothers have produced a distinctly contemporary remake of the 1979 Pink Floyd anti-authoritarian anthem Another Brick in the Wall. With the official blessing of Pink Floyd, the Canadian-based band Blurred Vision have released the updated version of the track that is rapidly becoming a social media phenomenon. Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone intersperses news footage from the June 2009 Green Revolution with the...
  • Roger Waters on wheat-pasting over the Elliott Smith memorial wall...

    05/05/2010 11:05:33 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies · 715+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 5, 2010 | | August Brown
    ...his recent campaign to wheat-paste an anti-war quote from President Eisenhower across American cities to promote his touring revival of the Floyd staple The Wall unexpectedly proved his point, after his employees pasted the quote over the storefront of Solutions speaker repair in Silver Lake. The wall has served as an impromptu fan memorial to the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith for nearly a decade. Smith passed away in Los Angeles in 2003, and fans have left personal messages and quoted lyrics on the wall, the backdrop to the cover art of his album Figure 8, ever since. But as of...
  • Pink Floyd sue EMI over download royalties (claiming they are an album band...)

    03/10/2010 1:41:48 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 40 replies · 741+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday 10 March 2010 | Sean Michaels
    Pink Floyd are suing their record label EMI, claiming that it has no right to sell their songs except as part of full albums. According to a 1999 contract, tunes like Money and Another Brick in the Wall cannot be "unbundled" from the albums on which they appear; EMI alleges this does not apply to downloads. "Pink Floyd [are] well-known for performing seamless pieces," said Robert Howe, the band's lawyer, at a High Court hearing yesterday. "Many of the songs blend into each other." To reflect this, Pink Floyd's renegotiated 1999 contract "expressly prohibits" EMI from selling songs out of...
  • McCartney Hopes Abbey Road Plan Will Come Together (EMI selling Abbey Road but maybe not the name)

    02/17/2010 12:30:10 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 413+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2010, 10:51 am | BEN SISARIO
    One of Abbey Road Studios most famous clients hopes that the facility, which has reportedly been put up for sale, can be saved. Paul McCartney, speaking to the BBCs Newsnight television show on Tuesday, said there have been efforts to save Abbey Road by a few people who have been associated with the studio for a long time, although he did not name those people or include himself among them. I have so many memories there with the Beatles, he added. It still is a great studio. So it would be lovely for someone to get a thing together to...
  • Pink Floyd like you have never heard before!

    09/24/2009 8:02:41 PM PDT · by freespeechzones · 7 replies · 792+ views
    No Compromise When You're Right! ^ | sept. 24, 2009 | nocompromises
    Obama! Leave them kids alone!
  • Pink Floyds Waters narrates anti-fence film (anti-israeli fence)

    08/19/2009 2:31:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 904+ views
    JTA ^ | 8/19/09 | staff
    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Former Pink Floyd lead singer Roger Waters narrated a United Nations film about Palestinian difficulties caused by the security fence. The 15-minute film opened Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the International Court of Justice's opinion that the fence's route is illegal, the French news agency AFP reported. Waters wrote the lyrics to the Pink Floyd album "The Wall." Israel says the wall almost completely stopped Palestinian suicide attacks during the second intifada. The Palestinians charge that the fence cuts off Palestinian farmers from their land and will prohibit them from forming a state in the...
  • Video, Quote and Word of the Day

    08/19/2009 11:53:16 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 2 replies · 310+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/19/2009 | Mike Volpe
    pink floyd shine on you crazy diamond...
  • Why the Rock Hall says: No Rush for you!

    03/31/2009 11:13:32 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 89 replies · 1,986+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/30/2009 | Tony Sclafani
    <p>Geddy Lee and Neil Peart of Rush arrive at the Dreamworks' premiere of "I Love You, Man." And while Paul Rudd and Jason Segel may love the band, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sure doesn't.</p> <p>When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame holds its annual induction ceremony April 4, there once again wont be any progressive rock artists amongst its five honorees. The Rock Halls snubbing of the once-popular genre hasnt gone unnoticed by its supporters.</p>
  • Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright passes away from cancer.

    09/16/2008 11:30:21 AM PDT · by DCBurgess58 · 5 replies · 250+ views ^ | Sept 16 2008 | Neil McCormick
    David Gilmour talks to Neil McCormick about Pink Floyd, his new album 'Live in Gdansk' and bandmate Richard Wright, who died this week Keyboard player Richard Wright passed away on Monday, aged 65, bringing the long saga of Pink Floyd to a sad and conclusive end. Yet music, as ever, remains a potent force of life, even in the face of death. Next week, by complete coincidence, the last ever live appearance by this most elegant and inventive of musicians is to be released on CD and DVD, on which Wright can be found singing and playing with real joy...
  • Floyd founder Wright dies at 65

    09/15/2008 9:01:06 AM PDT · by Borges · 67 replies · 330+ views
    BBC ^ | 09/15/08
    Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Richard Wright has died at the age of 65 from cancer.
  • (Roger Waters') Pink Floyd's missing giant pig has landed (the pig popped)

    05/02/2008 11:21:52 AM PDT · by weegee · 18 replies · 500+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 1, 2008 10:34am EDT | By Syantani Chatterjee
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A giant inflatable pig that went missing from a Southern California music festival at the weekend has been found in tatters in a desert town. The pig, which has been a signature Pink Floyd stage prop since its appearance on the 1977 cover of "Animals" featuring the song "Pigs on the Wing," broke away from its tethers on Sunday night at Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival. The festival organizers offered a $10,000 reward for the two-story inflatable pig belonging to ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters. Two couples said on Wednesday they had found the shredded...
  • Roger Waters plays `Dark Side,' unleashes giant pig (With "Vote Obama" on it)

    04/28/2008 7:00:27 AM PDT · by KevinB · 48 replies · 195+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 28, 2008 | JAKE COYLE, AP Entertainment Writer
    INDIO, Calif. - Roger Waters brought Coachella to a close with an epic two-set performance that included playing all of "Dark Side of the Moon" and unleashing a giant inflated pig into the night sky. The 64-year-old Waters, the third headliner of the three-day music festival following Prince and Jack Johnson, performed an elaborate, almost retrospective concert Sunday featuring music from throughout Pink Floyd's catalog. Old photographs of the band often flashed across the screen behind Waters and his current band, which played songs from "The Wall," "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals," among other Floyd albums. They also played...
  • 9/11 Video Montage: Pink Floyd's "Goodbye Blue Skies"

    03/04/2007 11:47:29 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 6 replies · 483+ views
    Live Leak ^ | March 4, 2007 | Vanity
    An interesting video montage of 9/11 with the soundtrack of Pink Floyd's "Goodbye Blue Skies". 9/11 - Floyd Video
  • Syd Barrett Leaves Family $2.25 million

    11/14/2006 2:02:01 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 16 replies · 5,022+ views
    Rock 103 Memphis ^ | November 13, 2006 | WENN Staff
    The former Pink Floyd star died from cancer in July at the age of 60.Late Pink Floyd star Syd Barrett left his brother and two sisters a $2.25 million estate in his will. The former singer/songwriter died from cancer in July at the age of 60. His family was forced to write Barrett's will for him, because he was considered incapable himself under the Mental Health Act. Barrett left the legendary band in 1968 after suffering an LSD-induced breakdown.
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, November 06, 2006

    11/06/2006 2:40:05 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 251 replies · 2,475+ views
  • (Dope-addled pop star Roger) Waters packs emotional anti-war wallop (MEGA-BARFER)

    10/01/2006 9:50:09 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 51 replies · 2,147+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 1, 2006 | JIM DeROGATIS Pop Music Critic
    Given his legacy as the key songwriter and conceptualist for Pink Floyd, one of the most theatrical bands in rock history, fans could expect that Roger Waters' show at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on Friday would be a visual tour de force. Considering his infamous perfectionism, it was a given, too, that the sound and musicianship would be top-notch, especially since half of the set would be devoted to the 1973 audiophile masterpiece, "The Dark Side of the Moon." What came as a surprise was that Waters' three-hour performance in Tinley Park packed such an emotional wallop in the...
  • An Open Letter to Roger Waters...

    09/18/2006 9:07:57 AM PDT · by connell · 54 replies · 4,629+ views ^ | Christopher Cook
    This morning, I read on the Drudge Report that Roger Waters (formerly of Pink Floyd) is sounding off about our upcoming elections as a part of his current tour... ...I was a Pink Floyd fan in my youth, and as such, I feel compelled to write an open letter to Mr. Waters. I will readily admit that the foregoing letter at times commits the logical fallacy of making ad hominem statements. So be it. Let's just say that, since I was a fan of Pink Floyd as a teenager, that I have temporarily regressed for the purposes of this letter,...
  • Syd Barrett Home Attracting Huge Interest

    09/13/2006 12:48:37 PM PDT · by weegee · 12 replies · 364+ views
    Reuters via Billboard ^ | September 12, 2006, 10:10 AM ET | no byline
    The former home of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett, who died in July, has attracted huge interest from potential buyers undeterred by the reclusive singer's patchy home improvement efforts. Dozens of people have viewed the 1930s house in Cambridge, England, which in the delicate words of the estate agent "provides an excellent opportunity for sympathetic improvement and updating." The walls are painted a patchwork of pink, orange, brown, blue, turquoise and lavender, while cheap wooden shelves cling precariously to the walls of every room. Barrett's decorating has done little to deter people from taking a look, with 40 viewings last...
  • Roger Waters is still in the Pink

    09/09/2006 8:54:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 852+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 9, 2006 | Sarah Rodman
    MANSFIELD -- When there are speakers hanging over the concourse and up on the lawn you know someone from Pink Floyd must be playing the Tweeter Center. Roger Waters, former bassist and songwriter for the legendary rockers, brought the surround sound, an unimpeachable nine-person band, and grand visual accompaniment to bear on a catalog steeped in majesty, misanthropy, and the tiniest glimmer of hope. In the first of a two-night stand Waters, looking fighting-trim, played a wide-ranging 2-hour-and-40-minute set with the celebrated 1973 Floyd album ``The Dark Side of the Moon" at its heart.