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Tentative dates for In the Flesh 2002
Posted by madhack on Sep 7, 2001
The Roger Waters International Fan Club (REG) site put up some tentative tour dates for the 2002 leg of Roger Waters' In the Flesh 2002 tour. Sort of old news, but I guess I'd thought someone else had posted it here already... :). Anyway, as the site says, these dates are unconfirmed, but REG is a reliable source for information - very promising for Roger's fans abroad...
Classic rock station online
Posted by madhack on Jul 31, 2001
There's a new classic rock station, Vinyl FM online, playing stuff from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, including tons of floyd. You can check them out at http://www.vinylfm.com. Should be great for those of you who've been jonesin' since FloydRadio's demise...
Setlist for Gilmour solo gig
Posted by madhack on Jun 23, 2001
Setlists for Dave Gilmour's solo gig at the Meltdown Festival in London appeared shortly after the show, and for interested parties it's now available in the Tour section.
David Gilmour live
Posted by pulse on May 9, 2001
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is performing live at the Royal Festival Hall (London) on Friday, June 22nd at 8:00pm. The concert event being held for charity is part of the annual "Meltdown Festival." This marks David's first live solo gig since his contribution to Paul McCartney's "Live at the Cavern" back in 1999. Anyone interested can purchase tickets for the event online here. (Update: The show is now sold out!)
Speaking of "Live at the Cavern," it is being released June 19th on DVD. You can pre-order a copy here at CDNOW.
EMI to release new Pink Floyd compilation album
Posted by pulse on Apr 12, 2001
EMI has announced plans to release a new compilation album from Pink Floyd. The album will include "a selection of hits, not B-sides" that have yet to be finalized. This marks the first best-of set since "A Collection Of Great Dance Songs," released in 1981, and compilation album since "Works," released in 1983. It will be assembled with input by the band, and should be out the first week of November. Here is the official press release at Billboard music. (Link no longer valid - madhack)
Gilmour takes up a new instrument
Posted by pulse on Mar 20, 2001
David has found a new hobby to accompany his incredible guitar playing. His wife bought him a shiney new tenor saxophone for his recent 55th birthday. He has already passed his grade one exam. Does this mean we'll be hearing Dave play sax instead of Dick Parry on any future Pink Floyd album? Ha Ha... I don't know about that! But here is the article at Q4Music.
Unearthed Syd Barrett Song
Posted by pulse on Feb 26, 2001
A new compilation album for co-founder and former member, Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd is due out on May 29th entitled "Wouldn't You Miss Me" by EMI Records. A newly unearthed track is on this album called "Bob Dylan's Blues." Rolling Stone recently reported that Barrett likely was inspired to write the song after he and Floyd bandmate David Gilmour watched Dylan perform in London circa 1963, and the song was written some time shortly thereafter. Gilmour later recorded Barrett performing the song in 1969 during his brief solo career. Gilmour has generously provided the rare piece from his private collection to project co-ordinator, Tim Chacksfield for this album. It appears that Gilmour has always rated the song highly, so Barrett enthusiasts might want to check it out. For more information, read further on RollingStone.com. Enjoy!
In the Flesh on Music Choice
Posted by madhack on Feb 19, 2001
SFX Roger Waters Interview
Posted by pulse on Feb 8, 2001
Spare Bricks - The Pink Floyd Webzine has exclusively been given this wonderful story by John Valenzuela, a staff writer who is also a sound technician-editor that resides in New York, and has worked with Roger on previous interviews by Jim Ladd and SFX Radio. He tells a delightful tale of his experiences with Roger during an interview session that took place in the Bahamas last fall based on the promotion of Roger's live album, "In The Flesh." I believe it contains one of the most entertaining and funny interviews of Roger Waters I have ever read or listened too anywere! Enjoy! Roger & Me (link is no longer valid)
Nice recognition for Gilmour
Posted by pulse on Feb 2, 2001
After the realization that mainstream companies of our pop culture and media hyped society like VH1/MTV have little love for the band who would never "sell out" to their requests and demands for their unwarranted hype machine, it has appeared they will never give current and former Pink Floyd members their due. Gilmour has been left off their "20 Greatest Guitarists Countdown," as has Roger Waters on their "Greatest Songwriters Countdown." Their absences on lists that almost any credible musical historian of Rock 'n Roll would notice and question. But it's nice to see REAL fans of a particular genre give credit where credit is due. In a popular site for guitar enthusiasts, fans have voted Gilmour from a large list including names like Clapton, Page, and Hendrix as the Champion of the Guitar Survivor Series. Enjoy!
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