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Mason: 'Pink Floyd Will Play Together Again'

Rock veterans PINK FLOYD will reunite again - but only for charity, according to drummer NICK MASON. The British star claims the band, which regrouped for a one-off reunion for 2005's Live8 gig, is currently...

Former Beatles Engineer Norman Smith Dies At 85

The Beatles' former engineer, Norman Smith, has died at the age on 85.Smith worked on every studio recording the Beatles made between 1962 and 1965.In 1965 record label EMI promoted him from engineer to producer...

By on 08 March 2008

Pink Floyd Producer Norman Smith Dies

Legendary PINK FLOYD producer NORMAN SMITH has died. He was 85. Smith, who was also an engineer on every The Beatles recording session between 1962 and 1965, passed away on 3 March (08). He is...

Pink Floyd Star's Homeless Charity Plans Foiled

PINK FLOYD guitarist DAVID GILMOUR has hit out at protesters campaigning against the launch of his homeless housing charity, blaming local residents for the project's failure. The 61-year-old had sold his west London home for...

Pink Floyd Deny Pub Gig Rumours

PINK FLOYD rockers ROGER WATERS and NICK MASON have denied they are snubbing high profile concert arenas to play a reunion gig in a village pub. Drummer Mason, 64, and 63-year-old singer/bass player Waters were...

Oasis' Definitely Maybe Tops Best British Album List

Definitely Maybe, the debut album from Oasis, has been the voted the best British album of all time in a new poll.Some 11,000 people cast their ballots in the survey for Q magazine and HMV,...

By on 18 February 2008

Waters Quit Lsd After Bad Trip

PINK FLOYD guitarist ROGER WATERS has vowed never to use drugs again following a near-death experience while using acid. The rocker took the hallucinogenic LSD while staying at the Hotel Chelsea in New York and,...

Emi Confirms Job Cuts

Record label EMI has confirmed that as many as 2,000 jobs are set to go at the struggling company.The British-based music giant, which counts Kylie Minogue, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones among its artists,...

By on 15 January 2008

Thriller + The Wall Enter Grammy Hall Of Fame

MICHAEL JACKSON's THRILLER and PINK FLOYD's THE WALL are among the 70 recordings that have been added to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Among the Recording Academy's other 2007 selections are Lynyrd Skynyrd's rock anthem...

The Simpsons Recreate Album Cover In Promotional Stunt

The creators of THE SIMPSONS MOVIE have recreated the cover of PINK FLOYD's 1977 album ANIMALS, as a promotional act for the film's DVD release today. A giant inflatable Spider Pig, HOMER SIMPSON's pet in...

By on 19 December 2007

Manics Named Godlike Geniuses

The Manic Street Preachers are to receive the Godlike Genius accolade at the 2008 Shockwave NME awards, it has been revealed.The Welsh three-piece will receive the honour in February for their outstanding contribution to music.After...

By on 18 December 2007

Pink Floyd Refuse To Follow Led Zeppelin's Lead

PINK FLOYD star DAVID GILMOUR has denied claims his band is set to reform - despite being inspired by LED ZEPPELIN'S triumphant comeback. The English musician reunited Pink Floyd for a one-off for Live8 in...

Mason: 'Reality Show Makes Us Look Good'

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON is grateful for reality television shows - because it makes the rockers look hard-working. In an attack on British reality TV shows such as The X Factor and Strictly Come...

Nick Mason Grateful Of Led Zeppelin Reunion

British musician NICK MASON is delighted rockers LED ZEPPELIN are planning to reform - because it means PINK FLOYD won't have to. The Pink Floyd drummer claims the hype surrounding the Led Zeppelin reunion has...

Pink Floyd Artist Thorgerson Turned Down By Dylan

BOB DYLAN has missed out on the chance of working with iconic PINK FLOYD photographer STORM THORGERSON after the singer/songwriter's manager dismissed the British cameraman's ideas for a new compilation. Thorgerson, who created the eye-catching...

Pink Floyd Won't Reform, Says Gilmour

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour has disappointed fans of the rock band by dismissing rumours of a reunion.After a well-received show at 2005's Live 8 concert - the first time founder member Roger Waters had...

By on 01 October 2007

Gilmour Dismisses Pink Floyd Reunion

DAVID GILMOUR has no plans to regroup with his PINK FLOYD bandmates again, despite getting fans' hopes up when the legendary rockers reunited for a one-off Live 8 performance in 2005. The guitarist's infamous rift...

Gilmour Beamed Across The World

PINK FLOYD legend DAVID GILMOUR will make history when he plays a London gig on Saturday (15Sep07) - he will appear live across the U.S. and Canada at the same time. The 61-year-old rocker's live...

Mason Overwhelmed By Response To Barrett's Death

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON was overwhelmed by the response to former bandmate SYD BARRETT's death last year (06) - he presumed the man he describes as the band's "inspiration" had been forgotten. Barrett died...

The Beatles Taught Gilmour How To Rock

PINK FLOYD legend DAVID GILMOUR learned how to rock by copying the BEATLES on a borrowed guitar. Despite carving a niche in prog rock, Gilmour idolised the Fab Four and learned all of their early...

Gilmour: 'I Owe My Success To Elvis'

PINK FLOYD star DAVID GILMOUR was inspired to become a guitarist after watching ELVIS PRESLEY's JAILHOUSE ROCK. Gilmour was just 11 when the rock classic was released, but it had a huge impact on him....

Jovi Hosts Supergroup At Labor Day Party

Singer JON BON JOVI has formed a special supergroup to celebrate the Labor Day holiday, comprising BILLY JOEL on piano, JIMMY BUFFETT on guitar and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and PINK FLOYD's ROGER WATERS on vocals....

Mason Pleads For Pink Floyd Reconciliation

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON is pleading with his feuding bandmates DAVID GILMOUR and ROGER WATERS to patch up their differences - because he wants the group to continue touring to keep the band at...

Gilmour's Deep Regret Over Barrett Friendship

PINK FLOYD star DAVID GILMOUR deeply regrets not trying harder to visit his late friend SYD BARRETT before his death last year (06) and wishes he had been more forthright in his efforts to see...

Censoring Of Pearl Jam Song 'Wrong'

The company which provided a webcast of Pearl Jam's set at the Lollapalooza festival has said the censoring of some politicised lyrics was wrong.Singer Eddie Vedder had his performance aired with a brief delay to...

By on 10 August 2007

Gilmore's Guitar Wins Him Best Solo Honour

DAVID GILMORE's guitar work on PINK FLOYD's COMFORTABLY NUMB has topped a new poll of rock solos. The searing solo beat out Brian May rocking on Queen's Killer Queen, while Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix...

Emi Falls Into Private Hands

British music giant EMI has come under the control of private equity group Terra Firma after it won shareholder approval.Terra Firma's takeover vehicle Maltby Limited said that it had bought out 90.27 per cent of...

By on 02 August 2007

Floyd Car To Be Given Away During 40th Anniversary Exhibition

PINK FLOYD fans in California will get the chance to drive off in a car airbrushed with STORM THORGERSON's album cover art as part of a 40th anniversary celebration this autumn (07). Thorgerson, who designed...

Barrett's Love Poem To Be Auctioned

A love poem written by late PINK FLOYD rocker SYD BARRETT will be auctioned in his home town of Cambridge, England next week. The star, who died last year (06) after health complications arising from...

Mccartney Makes Triumphant Live Return

Paul McCartney made a triumphant live return last night with an intimate gig at the Camden Electric Ballroom in London.The former Beatle's last show was Live 8, so a small Camden club in front of...

By on 08 June 2007

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