Roger Waters on the Occupy movement

Posted by madhack on Nov 11, 2011

Roger Waters has posted a video speaking out in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the related protests around the world, both on his Facebook page and on Vimeo. Because it's a serious and polarizing issue, I've decided not to add any personal commentary, but our readers should feel free to do so on our forums.

Limited edition vinyl for Black Friday

Posted by madhack on Nov 11, 2011

The folks behind Record Store Day have announced special limited-edition LP releases for Black Friday. The full list of records is available at the links above, but the highlight (for us) is a box set of singles from The Wall. Head on over to their site to find participating independent stores near you!

The Wall Live returns to North America

Posted by madhack on Nov 1, 2011

As has been widely expected, Roger Waters today announced a return to North America in mid-2012. The Philadelphia show goes on sale on Nov 7; San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Orlando on Nov 18; and the Boston and New York shows on Jan 30 2012. All other dates go on sale on Nov 14.

This summer 2012 schedule is pretty tightly packed, so it seems unlikely that many extra shows will be announced, but there's always a possibility.

Roger matching donations for One Small House

Posted by madhack on Oct 19, 2011 and, a charity program building homes for impoverished families in Mexico, have announced a new matching program. Roger will match donations in a drive to build houses for 10 families. As a 501(c)(3) charity, donations should be tax deductible in the US.

Pink Floyd official YouTube channel

Posted by madhack on Sep 24, 2011

As part of another promotion for this week's Why Pink Floyd? releases, EMI has launched an official YouTube channel for Pink Floyd. All week long, the channel will stream Dark Side of the Moon performed at Wembley Stadium in 1974. This is the same previously-unreleased performance included in the Experience and Immersion editions of the new DSotM release.

Pink Floyd week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Posted by madhack on Sep 24, 2011

Talk show host Jimmy Fallon will celebrate Pink Floyd this week by featuring musical performances of the band's material on all five shows. Most notably, Roger Waters will join the Foo Fighters on Tuesday, Sep 27 for a performance of "In The Flesh". Other shows will feature the Shins, MGMT, Dierks Bentley, and Pearl Jam performing Floyd songs.

If you can't watch the shows, each should be available on the show's video page not long after it airs. Unfortunately, it's likely that the videos will be restricted to US viewers, but if any readers experience otherwise, we'd love to hear about it.

EMI's Battersea promotion for Why Pink Floyd?

Posted by madhack on Sep 22, 2011

As noted on Pink Floyd's official site, EMI will be flying a replica of the famous pig Algie over Battersea Power Station to promote the new Why Pink Floyd? releases. If of our any readers in London or nearby are able to take a photo replicating the cover of Animals, we'd love to post it here for the world to see!

The Wall up to 8 Buenos Aires dates; Brazil rescheduled

Posted by madhack on Sep 3, 2011

With the addition of shows on March 17 and 18, The Wall Live tour now has 8 concerts set for Buenos Aires. The bummer for Brazilian fans is that the new dates have started conflicting with shows there (Porto Alegre was originally set for March 17), but an email from indicates that all four Brazil shows will be rescheduled.

Even more dates for The Wall, including South America

Posted by madhack on Jul 5, 2011

The South American leg of The Wall Live has been announced, with dates so far in Argentina and Brazil. Meanwhile, the new dates for the already-announced cities in Australia and New Zealand have arrived.

Autographed Strat to be auctioned for charity

Posted by madhack on Jul 5, 2011

It's sadly out of my price range already, but an auction is ongoing for a a Fender Stratocaster with custom artwork inspired by Time and autographs from David, Roger, and Nick. There aren't any details on the guitar's specs, but that probably won't be the point for the buyer.

Proceeds will benefit UK homeless charity Crisis.

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