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Happy Birthday to Roger Waters!

Posted by alb on Sep 6, 2005

Roger Waters turned 62 today, September 6th. Let's all celebrate by playing some of his music!


Roger Waters in Rolling Stone

Posted by madhack on Jul 28, 2005

Rolling Stone is running a new interview with Roger Waters. Topics covered include the reunion, Ça Ira, his interest (or lack thereof) in a Pink Floyd tour, and the blues. It's brief but interesting.


Product Updates: PULSE DVD & WYWH SACD

Posted by pulse on Jul 20, 2005

Brain Damage is relaying information from Pink Floyd's management that the long-awaited PULSE DVD is nearly finished. The final touches are being made to extras and the documentary that will be included. No release date has been finalized for the dual-disc dvd, but it is hoped to be released by the end of 2005.

Also, long-time Pink Floyd producer James Guthrie is nearly finished with a full surround mixing of Pink Floyd's classic album, "Wish You Were Here." The version will be released in hybrid CD/SACD (Super Audio CD) format near the end of 2005. This will be the second surround mixing from the Pink Floyd catalog to be released in SACD format--the first being the critically acclaimed "Dark Side of the Moon" in 2003.


AOL on-demand video of Live 8

Posted by madhack on Jul 9, 2005

AOL has created on-demand videos of the Live 8 performances. You can now watch Pink Floyd's performances individually instead of waiting for the stream to get there.


Vote for the best Live 8 act

Posted by madhack on Jul 5, 2005

The BBC is running a poll for the best act at Live 8. If you're reading this, I'm sure you have an opinion!


Syd Barrett Movie?

Posted by pulse on Jul 3, 2005

The film news and preview site Coming Soon recently interviewed Johnny Depp about his current projects. Johnny mentioned he wants a film about Roger "Syd" Barrett, the original frontman of Pink Floyd. You can read the short snippet in this article.


Live 8 setlist contest

Posted by madhack on Jun 22, 2005

We're running a contest over on the forums to pick Floyd's setlist at Live 8. Full rules and details are available in the post. The winner will receive a Pulse DVD, so click here to enter!

Update: The contest has ended.


Pink Floyd to reunite for Live 8

Posted by madhack on Jun 12, 2005

After many denials from the band's management, David Gilmour apparently decided Friday that he would like to get the band together for Live 8, according to Brain Damage, one of the most reliable sources out there. Adding credence to this story is a quote from Gilmour himself describing his reasons for wanting to participate and a report that Bob Geldof was the one who convinced Roger to talk to Dave.

The performance has also been confirmed by the official sites pinkfloyd.com (now owned by the band's management) and pinkfloyd.co.uk (owned by EMI Records).

You can join the discussion on our new forums.


"Ça Ira" Press Release

Posted by pulse on May 29, 2005

Roger Waters's long-awaited classical opera "Ça Ira" now has an official release date per Sony/Columbia Records. The "operatic history of the French Revolution" will hit store shelves September 27th, 2005. The first edition digipack sounds mouthwatering:

Full Opera On Two Hybrid SACDs, Bonus "Making Of 'Ça Ira'" DVD, & 60-Page Four-Color Booklet Containing Libretto, Cast Credits, & Original Illustrations.

Roger has been working on this musical opus since 1989. The original score was set to French text, but Roger states the English version has been in the works since 1997 and is more than a mere translation. He claims the spirit of the work is maintained and emphasizes "the human potential for change." You can read the official press release here.


New design, new forums

Posted by madhack on May 21, 2005

As you can clearly see, The Pink Floyd Fandom has a new design. Many thanks to Christian Williams for his hard work on it.

There's also a new forums system. Unfortunately, it would have proven too difficult to copy over the old board's contents, so we'll have to start from scratch. It should be much easier to use and more flexible, though.

Also available is an RSS feed of the Fandom's news page.

As always, you can report any problems to problems@pinkfloyd.net.


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