The Soldier's Tale
Germany pre-sale on June 4
Posted by madhack on Jun 2, 2010
On the heels of the recently announced European tour dates, The Wall Live's Germany shows will have their presale on June 4 at Roger's official site.
European tour dates for The Wall Live announced
Posted by madhack on May 27, 2010
Great news for the vast numbers of Floyd fans on their native side of the pond: The Roger Waters The Wall Live tour will be in Europe in 2011. Dates are available on our Tour page and have been added to the official tour site.
Rock Band survey
Posted by madhack on May 15, 2010
For those of you who've been hoping for a Rock Band (or Guitar Hero) release centered on Pink Floyd, here's your chance to weigh in!
Harmonix, who makes the Rock Band franchise, is running a poll asking which bands people might be interested in seeing featured in a game. Aside from our favorite band, the choices include Led Zeppelin, U2, the Eagles, and Queen, and you can vote for more than one bandthough I expect everyone reading it here will be inclined to vote for Floyd, at a minimum.
Additional "The Wall Live" shows in 12 cities
Posted by madhack on May 10, 2010
Extra shows have been added to this year's The Wall Live tour in eight cities: Toronto, Boston, New York, Long Island, Montreal, East Rutherford, Ft. Lauderdale, and San Jose. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
Update: Another four cities have gained an additional show: Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.
Roger speaks on the Elliott Smith memorial
Posted by madhack on May 5, 2010
Well, the new tour and the marketing campaign around it are sure producing more Floyd news than usual...
Several blogs and small papers in Los Angeles (such as LA Weekly) have noted, with a degree of outrage that may be somewhat confusing to anyone who's never heard of Mr. Smith, that Roger's "street team" "defaced" a memorial to the late musician.
As the facts have emerged, a few things have become clear: the promoters almost certainly chose the location on their own with no direction from Waters (despite LA Weekly's suggestion that the evil "dinosaur" has paid people to disrespect a local legend), and the anti-war quote covering the ad hoc memorial (which has itself been modified by "street artists" many times in the past) consists of an easily-removed wheat paste.
In the wake of the regional backlash, Roger has apologized (and made clear that the image will be removed) in a statement on the tour's official Facebook page, as well as in an interview with the Los Angeles Times Music Blog. In the interview, he goes on to note that he feels Elliott Smith would have appreciated the sentimentperhaps not likely to soothe Smith's fans, but also perhaps true.
Whatever the case may be, it's clear that Roger meant no disrespect to a beloved artist.
Roger Waters on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Posted by madhack on May 5, 2010
Roger will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight (May 5), almost certainly promoting the upcoming The Wall Live tour. According to the current lineup, he's scheduled to be interviewed rather than to perform.
("Mr. 'Brick in the Wall' Waters"? Really?)
Roger Waters on the likelihood of another reunion
Posted by madhack on May 4, 2010
Roger Waters has suggested in the past that he was open to a Pink Floyd reunion after the Live 8 show but that David Gilmour was no longer interested. In a recent interview with the Associated Press (quoted by Gibson's website among others), he confirms that this is the case, saying, "After Live 8, I could have probably gone for doing some more stuff, but he's not interested."
Though it's not a surprise, this reaffirmation is still a little sad to this fan.
Roger's final tour?
Posted by madhack on Apr 13, 2010
Mentioned in some of the stories about the new The Wall tour is a quote from Roger Waters to the Associated Press, suggesting that this will be his last tour:
"I'm not as young as I used to be. I'm not like B.B. King, or Muddy Waters. I'm not a great vocalist or a great instrumentalist or whatever, but I still have the fire in my belly, and I have something to say. I have a swan song in me and I think this will probably be it."
"The Wall" live
Posted by madhack on Apr 12, 2010
Confirming what we heard rumored last year, Roger Waters has announced that he will be playing the seminal Floyd album The Wall on tour in 2010. Tour dates are available on Roger's site and will be posted in our Tour section shortly.
A more unique cover album
Posted by madhack on Mar 31, 2010
A programmer and 8-bit music enthusiast has joined the Dark Side of the Moon cover trend with a fun and free 8-bit version sequenced for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. You can give it a quick listen on YouTube or download the whole thing (split into side one and side two).
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