Putting tour rumors to rest

Posted by madhack on Oct 23, 2004

Recently, something Nick Mason mentioned has been blown quite out of proportion, with rumors flying that Roger will be reuniting with the band for a tour. Unfortunately, an interview with Scottish TV has put the rumors to rest. When asked about the prospects of the band reuniting, Nick said:

"Well, I'd have to say it's very unlikely and I think possibly on one occasion I said something like this and it was misunderstood and everyone announced that the band was reforming in its original guise which definitely is not on the cards. What I said was I though the only thing that might draw us all together it would not be for a big tour or big money, it would be for the equivalent of a new Live Aid, something that was worthwhile that we all felt more important than everyone worrying about their ego, their career prospects or whatever. And it just would feel worthwhile enough to do something."

While the editors here would be as happy as any other Floyd fans to see a reunion and tour, it simply does not appear to be a likelihood.

New Waters songs up

Posted by madhack on Sep 4, 2004

The new songs promised by Roger Waters are now available in a multitude of formats, with lyrics.

The press release at the site indicates that these songs will also be released (presumably at higher quality) on most of the legitimate online music stores.

The Final Cut - Remaster and Reissue

Posted by pulse on Feb 17, 2004

According to Brain Damage, The Final Cut is being remastered and repackaged in new artwork to commemorate the album's 20th anniversary. Scheduled release dates are April 20th in the U.S. and March 19th in Europe. A date for the U.K. is to be announced soon. As a bonus, the track When the Tigers Broke Free is rumoured to be included on the new release.

Michael Kamen dead at 55

Posted by pulse on Nov 23, 2003

Michael Kamen, long time friend and collaborator to Pink Floyd, has passed away at age 55. Mr. Kamen was responsible for the many incredible symphony orchestrations in The Wall and The Final Cut.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his surviving children and family.

Steve O'Rourke dead at 63

Posted by madhack on Nov 15, 2003

Pink Floyd's long-time manager, Steve O'Rourke, has passed away at age 63.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his surviving children and family.

It appears that previous reports about the band reuniting to honor is memory at his funeral were a hoax. We apologize for the error.

Dark Side of the Moon SACD nominated for Hi-Fi Award

Posted by madhack on Nov 9, 2003

High Fidelity Review has announced its nominations for the 2003 Surround Music People's Choice Awards, an award for the best high-fidelity (SACD or DVD-A) release of the year. Dark Side of the Moon is among the six nominations. Cast your vote to let the band know that you appreciate high-fidelity releases!

David Gilmour honored by Queen Elizabeth

Posted by madhack on Nov 8, 2003

According to an Associated Press article, David Gilmour has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen to honor his contributions to the music world.

New Waters Album/Tour 2004

Posted by pulse on Jun 16, 2003

REG is citing undisclosed sources inside the Waters camp who state that his current studio project is tentatively set for release in Spring 2004. He may support the long-awaited album with a European/North American tour. Any official news will be posted immediately.

Gilmour on BBC 2

Posted by pulse on Jun 7, 2003

Tonight (7th June 2003) at 9:00 PM GMT, David Gilmour discusses the early years of Pink Floyd on BBC Radio 2. Thanks to Paul Cruise for the heads up.

Ready for Pompeii DVD?

Posted by pulse on Apr 24, 2003

Even after the SACD issue of The Dark Side of the Moon, the year's most highly anticipated release by Pink Floyd is yet to come. The remastering and reissue of Pink Floyd's 1972 monster cult classic, Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii is about to find a store shelf near you. This will be a director's cut DVD digitally remastered for your eyeballs and eardrums with extra concert footage and even more scenes from inside the studio during production of Dark Side. No finalized date yet, but a release looks to be out as early as June. In the meantime, you can read these interesting tidbits from the Pink Floyd fanzine, Brain Damage.

Update: According to the good folks above, Universal has set a release date for October 21st.

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