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Royal Mail To Release Pink Floyd Commemorative Stamps


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Royal Mail has announced a set of stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of the formation of Pink Floyd, one of Britain’s biggest-selling rock bands ever.

The limited run of ten stamps will be on pre-order sale from Thursday (May 26th) and released on July 7th 2016, and they are designed to mark five decades since the legendary prog-rock band turned professional in 1966.

Pink Floyd Honoured On Special British Stamps


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The commemorative stamps, issued by Britain's postal service Royal Mail to mark the 50th anniversary of the band's first professional gig, will be available at U.K. post offices from 7 July (16). They are available to pre-order from Thursday (26May16).

The collection of ten stamps feature some of the progressive rock pioneers' most famous album covers, as well as four showing the band playing live.

On Thursday, a post on the band's Twitter account read, "On July 7th, the UK's @royalmailstamps are releasing 10 special Pink Floyd stamps, with album covers and live shots."

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Gene Simmons: 'I'm Not Patient Enough To Make Hits Anymore'


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Despite being one of America's most popular live rock acts for four decades, Kiss have not had a newly recorded track enter the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart since their single Rise To It limped to number 81 in 1990.

The 66-year-old musician blames himself for his band's chart decline, telling British newspaper The Guardian, "I will say that I think, in hindsight, we never spent enough time in the studio.

"We’ve always been more of a live band. Personally, I don’t have the patience to be in the studio."

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David Gilmour Honours Prince In London


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The guitar great cleverly linked his Floyd track Comfortably Numb with Prince's signature tune during his sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall as the stage lights flashed purple.

His tribute followed similar musical nods to the late superstar from Bruce Springsteen and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, who performed Purple Rain acoustically during a show at the First Avenue club in Minneapolis, Minnesota hours after Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home nearby on Thursday (21Apr16).

The reunited Dixie Chicks also honoured his passing during a show in Denmark on Friday night (22Apr16), by performing a rendition of his 1985 song Nothing Compares 2 U, which Sinead O'Connor took to the top of the charts around the world five years later.

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David Gilmour Returning To Pompeii For Ancient Amphitheatre Shows


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The gig was announced in grand fashion by Italy's culture minister Dario Franceschini on Wednesday (16Mar16).

Gilmour will perform at a Roman amphitheatre near the site of his former group's Live at Pompeii concert movie on 7 and 8 July (16).

Days before the Pompeii shows, the guitarist will play another first century amphitheatre in Verona, Italy, according to Rolling Stone.

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Pink Floyd Opera To Premiere At Montreal's Birthday Bash


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Opera de Montreal will stage the ambitious production of Another Brick In The Wall at the city's Place Des Arts.

Roger Waters, the band's founder, will serve as the show's librettist.

Ironically, part of Pink Floyd's concept album was inspired after an incident at a 1977 concert at Montreal's Olympic Stadium, where Waters spat on a fan.

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David Gilmour And New Order To Perform In Charity Concert Series


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The Who frontman, patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, has recruited the bands for a week of fundraising gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Other performers include Simply Red, The Vaccines, Bring Me The Horizon, comedian John Bishop, and currently unannounced "very special guests".

Daltrey has curated the concert series for 16 years, and the shows have raised more than $29 million (£20 million) to help young people cope with cancer.

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Roger Waters Agrees Divorce Settlement


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The rock veteran married Durning in New York City in 2012 after a decade together, but they split earlier this year (15) and Waters filed for divorce in October (15).

Waters faced his estranged wife in court on Thursday (17Dec15) in a bid to finalise the remaining details and have a judge sign off on the settlement.

During the hearing at Manhattan Supreme Court, they settled a dispute over a pricey Rolex watch which had held up the agreement.

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Roger Waters Facing Gig Protest Over Anti-israel Stance


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The veteran rocker is set to play a show at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, but members of a Jewish human rights group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, are calling for a boycott of the gig over Waters' campaigning on Middle East issues.

Waters often takes aim at artists prior to scheduled gigs in the Middle East and urges them to snub the nation as part of an ongoing cultural protest against the unrest between Israelis and Palestinians.

His most recent campaign was aimed at Bon Jovi, who he criticised for refusing to cancel a concert in Israel on 3 October (15).

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David Gilmour's Son Spotted At London's Refugee Protests


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The son of the Pink Floyd guitarist was handed a 16-month prison sentence after he was pictured swinging from a war memorial in central London during a violent 2010 protest against increased university tuition fees.

He served four months behind bars in 2011 before being released to serve a further four months with an electronic tag.

Since his stint in jail, he graduated from the University of Cambridge, and is now a journalist and campaigner for The Howard League for Penal Reform.

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Leighton Meester Wearing A Pink Floyd T-shirt On The Set Of 'Gossip Girl'

Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl and Pink Floyd Thursday 23rd August 2012 Leighton Meester wearing a Pink Floyd t-shirt on the set of 'Gossip Girl'

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Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl and Pink Floyd
Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl and Pink Floyd
Leighton Meester and Gossip Girl

The New York Premiere Of 'The Iron Lady' At The Ziegfeld Theater.

Roger Waters and Pink Floyd - Bassist Roger Waters of Pink Floyd New York City, USA - the New York premiere of 'The Iron Lady' at the Ziegfeld Theater. Tuesday 13th December 2011

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Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason Leaving The Ivy Restaurant After Having Dinner

Pink Floyd and Nick Mason Monday 22nd November 2010 Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason leaving the Ivy restaurant after having dinner London, England

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Australian Pink Floyd Play The Opening Concert Of The 'summer Pops' At The Liverpool Echo Arena

Pink Floyd and Liverpool Echo Arena Sunday 5th July 2009 Australian Pink Floyd play the opening concert of the 'summer pops' at the liverpool echo arena Liverpool, England

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Pink Floyd and Liverpool Echo Arena
Pink Floyd and Liverpool Echo Arena

The Australian Pink Floyd Show Performing Live At Rockhal

Jason Sawford and Pink Floyd - Sunday 10th February 2008 at Rockhal Ezch-Sur-Alzete,Luxembourg

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