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New Species Of Shrimp Named After Pink Floyd


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A newly discovered species of shrimp has been named after rock legends Pink Floyd thanks to a deal struck between scientists who are also prog-rock fans.

The ‘synalpheus pinkfloydi’ has a rather unusual but appropriate defence mechanism for its new name - it uses its claw to emit a noise so loud that it can kill small fish. Closing its enlarged claw at rapid speed, it is one of the loudest sounds in the ocean, reaching 210 decibels – louder than the majority of rock concerts!

The team of scientists that made the discovery promised each other years ago that if they ever found a new species of pink shrimp they would name it after Pink Floyd in order to “honour” them.

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Roger Waters And Nick Mason Tease Possibility Of Pink Floyd Glastonbury Performance


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Two of the remaining three members of prog-rock legends Pink Floyd have raised the tantalising prospect that the group might finally perform at Glastonbury Festival.

At a press conference for the V&A Museum’s upcoming Pink Floyd retrospective exhibition on Thursday (February 16th), the band’s bass player Roger Waters and drummer Nick Mason made a rare joint appearance in public. During the questions, they suggested that they might be up for playing at the iconic festival for the first time.

Presumably, this made Glasto organiser Michael Eavis’s ears prick up with excitement, having previously said that his wishlist for the festival included Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac.

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Guy Pratt of Pink Floyd on their A Momentary Lapse of Reason World Tour in 1988 - Vienna, Austria - Friday 1st July 1988

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Pink Floyd Retrospective Exhibition Announced At V&A Museum


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The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has announced an exhibition next year marking the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s iconic show in 1967, which changed the art of live pop music performances.

The retrospective exhibition follows the global success of the ‘David Bowie Is’ show, which started its run at the V&A in 2013. It is set to feature a laser light show and previously unseen concert footage, as well as more than 350 artefacts including instruments, handwritten lyrics, posters, architectural drawings and psychedelic sketches and drawings spanning the rock legends’ entire career.

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Pink Floyd To Release Huge 27xCD Box Set 'The Early Years 1965-1972'


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Pink Floyd have announced the release of a massive box set offering hardcore fans an in-depth retrospective of the band’s early career, a 27-disc set covering the years from their formation until 1972.

Billed by the band’s official website as a “comprehensive” collection that includes “much unreleased material” on top of a complete collection of everything already in the public domain, The Early Years 1965-1972 will be available from November 11th, at a price of $700.

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.

Lana Del Rey's 'Honeymoon' Beaten By Dave Gilmour In Chart Battle


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Dave Gilmour has topped this week’s UK album chart, beating Lana Del Rey to the number one spot. Gilmour previously landed at number one just 10 months ago with band Pink Floyd’s latest release The Endless River.

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey has missed out on the top spot of the UK album chart.

Rattle That Lock gives Gilmour his second chart topper as a solo artist, following 2006’s On An Island. Speaking to OfficialCharts.com Gilmour said, "It's thrilling to get a Number 1 album, we all want to hit the top spot, however long we've been at it, I'm delighted.”

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Pink Floyd's Inflatable Pig 'Algie' Withdrawn From Auction


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Pink Floyd’s famous inflatable pig – known as ‘Algie’ – has been withdrawn from auction after being mistakenly placed on sale having spent decades gathering dust in storage. He has been offered back to the prog-rock legends, who are bringing him home.

The 40-foot inflatable animal, which can be seen on the front cover of the Floyd’s 1977 album Animals, famously grounded and delayed flights at Heathrow airport after it broke free of its fastenings on top of Battersea Power Station in London during the December 1976 photoshoot. Algie was taken away by the wind, and was later recovered by the group from a field in Kent.

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Pink Floyd And David Bowie Help Boost UK Vinyl Sales Past The One Million Mark For The First Time In Nearly Two Decades


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It seems that vinyl is once again back in fashion (thanks hipsters). This year, vinyl sales in the UK have passed the one million mark for the first time since 1996, according to the Official Charts Company. Albums by veterans Pink Floyd and David Bowie have helped boost sales of the format, which achieved the one million milestone last weekend.

Pink Floyd the endless river artPink Floyd's The Endless River has helped boost vinyl sales in the UK

Currently David Bowie’s new best of collection, Nothing Has Changed, holds the top spot on the vinyl chart replacing last week’s number one Pink Floyd’s The Endless River.

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Good Way To Go - Pink Floyd's "Endless River" Tops UK Chart


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And they’re back! By them, I obviously mean Pink Floyd and by back, I mean their new album , The Endless River, has topped the UK chart, making this the first Pink Floyd album in ten years to reach the milestone.

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They did indeed beat One Direction!

They did give one hell of a teaser though, announcing that The Endless River would be their last ever album. How could fans resist buying it, after that kind of threat? On its release, The Endless River became the third fastest-selling by a single group or artist this year after shifting more than 139,000 copies during the last week.

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There's Hope For Us Yet! Pink Floyd Likely To Beat One Direction


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It's frustrating for any musical connoisseur that carefully manipulated pop reigns highest on most music charts, but it looks like psychedelic legends Pink Floyd could beat One Direction on Amazon's most pre-ordered albums list with their final release 'The Endless River'.

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Pink Floyd could beat One Direction with their final release

The band, whose last album ten years ago entitled 'The Division Bell' became a worldwide number one, managed to easily overtake Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' as most pre-ordered album of 2014 and now their new record may be held up as the most pre-ordered of all time - a title currently held by One Direction's 'Midnight Memories'.

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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

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 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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Pink Floyd and Nick Mason

Pink Floyd - Saturday 7th July 2007 at Giants Stadium New Jersey, USA

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