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Barrett Set For Hometown Honour

4th October 2006

Late PINK FLOYD frontman SYD BARRETT will be honoured in his hometown of Cambridge, England, with a statue. The psychedelic rock legend died aged 60 in Cambridge in July (06) following complications relating to diabetes....

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Lee's Prayers In The Princess Room Helped Sick Guitarist

2nd October 2006

EVANESCENCE star AMY LEE staged a late-night vigil in her pink "princess room" when guitarist TERRY BALSAMO suffered a stroke last year (05). Balsamo's condition was made terrible when it became clear that he had...

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Barrett's Home A Hot Property

13th September 2006

PINK FLOYD founder SYD BARRETT's former Cambridge, England, home has become a hot property since the musician's death in July (06) - but estate agents trying to sell the house fear the majority of prospective...

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Gilmour's Daughter Signs Up For UK Soap

12th September 2006

The daughter of PINK FLOYD frontman DAVID GILMOUR has signed up to appear in British TV soap opera CORONATION STREET. EMMA GILMOUR will play a beautiful blonde who causes an instant stir by sleeping with...

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Scissor Sisters Star Slams Gilmour

8th September 2006

SCISSOR SISTERS frontman JAKE SHEARS has launched a scathing attack on PINK FLOYD legend DAVID GILMOUR, branding him a "b**tard". Shears was ecstatic when his hero Gilmour invited the singer to appear onstage with him...

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Barrett's Home For Sale

4th September 2006

Late rocker SYD BARRETT's treasured home in Cambridge, England, is on the market for GBP300,000 ($570,000). The reclusive PINK FLOYD star, who died in July aged 60, lived in the property for 25 years. The...

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The Beatles Beat Jackson To Top Another Albums Poll

29th August 2006

THE BEATLES' classic SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND has topped a poll to find the UK's favourite album. The 1967 disc beat out competition from MICHAEL JACKSON's 1982 effort THRILLER in the survey of...

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Pink Floyd Numb Riff Tops Poll

28th August 2006

PINK FLOYD track COMFORTABLY NUMB has topped a poll of the world's greatest guitar riffs. The song beat off competition from GUNS N' ROSES hit SWEET CHILD O' MINE and LYNYRD SKYNYRD's FREEBIRD, in second...

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Barrett's Bicycle Auction

24th August 2006

Two customised bicycles belonging to the late SYD BARRETT are to be auctioned off in Cambridge, England. Barrett, who founded legendary rockers PINK FLOYD in the 1960s, died last month (JUL06) at the age of...

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Pop Mogul In Coma After Polo Fall

13th August 2006

Former PINK FLOYD manager BRYAN MORRISON is in a coma after falling off his horse during a polo match. The 64-year-old pop mogul, who also put SIR ELTON JOHN on the road to fame, is...

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Gilmour Concerts Cancelled Over Safety Fears

6th August 2006

PINK FLOYD star DAVID GILMOUR has been forced to axe two concerts in Italy over fears the historic venue's stage would collapse. Gilmour was due to perform in Venice's St Mark's Square this weekend (04-05AUG06)...

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Barrett Tribute Gig

29th July 2006

Rock legends PINK FLOYD are planning to reform for a memorial gig in honour of late former frontman SYD BARRETT, who died earlier this month (JUL06). The group, ROGER WATERS, DAVID GILMOUR, RICK WRIGHT and...

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Rockers Pay Tribute To Barrett

19th July 2006

LATEST: British rockers BOBBY GILLESPIE, PETE DOHERTY and CARL BARAT have joined in the tributes to former PINK FLOYD frontman SYD BARRETT, who died earlier this month (07JUL06). Barrett, who left the psychedelic band in...

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Lost Floyd Film With Barrett Surfaces

19th July 2006

Previously unseen footage of the late SYD BARRETT in his PINK FLOYD days has surfaced, just one week after he died from complications relating to diabetes. The 1967 film is soundtracked by the Pink Floyd...

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Former Managers Pay Tribute To Pink Floyd Genius

18th July 2006

PINK FLOYD's former managers have paid tribute to late frontman SYD BARRETT, insisting the band would never have succeeded without him. PETER JENNER and ANDREW KING describe Barrett - who died on 7 July (06)...

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Coxon Saddened By Barrett's Death

12th July 2006

Former BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON is heart broken after hearing his idol SYD BARRETT died on Friday (07JUL06). The PARKLIFE hitmaker, who is now pursuing a solo career, was inspired to learn guitar by Barrett's...

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Gilmour And Waters Pay Tribute To Barrett

12th July 2006

DAVID GILMOUR and ROGER WATERS have paid tribute to their former PINK FLOYD bandmate SYD BARRETT, who died on Friday aged 60 (07JUL06). Gilmour, who joined the band in January 1968, eventually replacing Barrett as...

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Bowie Pays Tribute To Barrett

12th July 2006

DAVID BOWIE has paid tribute to SYD BARRETT following his death on Friday (07JUL06), citing the former PINK FLOYD frontman as a "major inspiration" for his career. Barrett passed away following complications relating to diabetes...

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Syd Barrett Dies

11th July 2006

Former PINK FLOYD frontman SYD BARRETT has died from complications relating to diabetes at the age of 60. The former singer had lived a reclusive life since suffering a LSD-induced breakdown at the height of...

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Mason Proud To Be An Influence

10th July 2006

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON is flattered the band have left such a lasting legacy on music and inspired other acts to follow in their experimental footsteps. The rockers are credited with influencing bands like...

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Gilmour Holding Back Pink Floyd Reunion

10th July 2006

DAVID GILMOUR is preventing rock legends PINK FLOYD from reforming, because the other band members want to hit the road again. Drummer NICK MASON claims he, keyboard player RICK WRIGHT and founder member ROGER WATERS...

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Gilmour On 'George's' Graffiti

5th July 2006

Former PINK FLOYD star DAVE GILMOUR is bemused by ex bandmate ROGER WATERS' graffiti on the West Bank barrier at Bethlehem - as he signed it 'RW', but his real name is GEORGE. Waters, 61,...

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Wright Predicts Pink Floyd Live 8 Return

5th July 2006

PINK FLOYD keyboardist RICK WRIGHT is convinced the band will come together again in a bid to tackle poverty, because their Live 8 performance failed to change the world. When THE DARK SIDE OF THE...

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Pink Floyd Trio Hint At Reunion

4th July 2006

DAVE GILMOUR, RICK WRIGHT and NICK MASON are considering reuniting PINK FLOYD, with or without estranged bandmate ROGER WATERS. When the four re-teamed for Live 8 last summer they insisted it was a one-off and...

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The Things They Say 2366

30th June 2006

"ABBA? From the first bar I ever heard by them, I was an ex-listener". Former PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS is no fan of the 1970s Swedish pop act.

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Waters Calls For West Bank Barrier To Be Torn Down

23rd June 2006

LATEST: Former PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS called on the Israeli government to destroy the controversial West Bank barrier, during a one-off concert in the country last night (22JUN06). Waters performed in the Arab-Jewish peace...

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Waters' Graffiti On West Bank Barrier

22nd June 2006

Former PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS has written "tear down the wall" on the West Bank barrier at Bethlehem, during a trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. The bassist scrawled a number of messages...

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Pink Floyd Top Contactmusic.com Live 8 Poll

21st June 2006

Live 8 is over and now it's all down to the politicians to make decisions that could change the world at the G8 Summit later this week (begs06JUL05), but didn't the rockers, rappers and pop...

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Teen Apologises For Grohl Death Story

15th June 2006

LATEST: A 16-year-old student is desperate to apologise to FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL, because he was responsible for the fake death report which swamped the internet. DANIEL O'SULLIVAN originally sent the story about Grohl's...

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Dark Side Of The Moon Voted 'Most Life-changing Song'

13th June 2006

PINK FLOYD's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON has been voted the Most Life-Changing Song by BBC Radio 2 listeners in Britain. Radio host JEREMY VINE invited listeners to choose the song with the most power...

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