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Pink Floyd Honoured With Polar Prize

Rockers PINK FLOYD have been presented with one of the most prestigious music prizes in Sweden by the country's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The band was honoured with the 2008 Polar Music Prize for their...

Syd Barrett 'Never Wanted Fame'

PINK FLOYD legend Syd Barrett "never wanted fame" and consciously withdrew from the music industry, according to his sister Rosemary.Barrett became a cult figure after leaving PINK FLOYD to live as a recluse in Cambridge,...

By on 27 August 2008

High Seas Fun For Floyd Fans

PINK FLOYD's WISH YOU WERE HERE anthem will take on a whole new meaning when fans of the rock supergroup sail off on a new themed cruise at the beginning of next summer (09). The...

Chris Cornell Talks Scream

Chris Cornell has been talking about his forthcoming solo album SCREAM and how it differs from his previous work.Fans of the singer are used to his superlunged performances in bands such as SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE,...

By on 30 July 2008

Gilmour Signature Strat Launched

Fender is to launch a signature guitar based on PINK FLOYD legend David Gilmour's black Stratocaster.Released as the 'Black Strat', it will boast the same maple neck, shortened tremolo arm and custom electronics as the...

By on 28 July 2008

Barrett Remember In Hometown

The life of late PINK FLOYD star SYD BARRETT will be commemorated in his English hometown later this year (08). The guitarist will be honoured in a series of events in Cambridge, England including a...

Waters + Smith Plan Duet With Sons

PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS and punk pioneer PATTI SMITH are to perform with their sons for an upcoming charity concert. Waters is set to take to the stage with his 31-year-old son Harry on...

U.k. Festival Organiser Denies Gilmour Snub

LATEST: A British festival organiser has refuted claims he turned down a performance from PINK FLOYD frontman DAVID GILMOUR because he's too old. Reports surfaced Monday (02Jun08) alleging Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis had denied...

Dave Gilmour To Perform With Floyd Tribute Band

Dave Gilmour is set to perform ATOM HEART MOTHER live this month - with a PINK FLOYD covers band.The instrumental piece from the legendary band's fifth album - and first UK Number One - is...

By on 02 June 2008

Gilmour Snubbed Chance To Play U.k. Festival

PINK FLOYD frontman DAVID GILMOUR has been reportedly snubbed by the organisers of a U.K. festival - because he is too old. The rocker, 62, was desperate for a slot at this year's (08) Glastonbury...

Gilmour Hints At More Pink Floyd Gigs

PINK FLOYD star DAVID GILMOUR has hinted the legendary band could reform for more gigs - despite refuting reports of a full comeback last year (07). The English musician reunited Pink Floyd for a one-off...

Pink Floyd Land Polar Prize

PINK FLOYD have been honoured in Sweden with the 2008 Polar Music Prize. The rockers and American opera star Renee Fleming were named the recipients of this year's (08) honour. Both the group and Fleming...

Inflatable Pig Belonging To Roger Waters Found

Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters has been informed that the inflatable pig that floated away during his set at the Coachella music festival has been found.Organisers of the music festival had offered a $10,000...

By on 30 April 2008

Waters' Missing Pig Sparks Search By Coachella Organisers

The organisers of U.S. music festival Coachella have made an impassioned plea for the return of a giant inflatable pig belonging to ex-PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS. The two-story high blimp was moored at the...

Child Star Violin Prodigy To Back Waters

LILI HAYDN, the child actress who played comic RODNEY DANGERFIELD's daughter in comedy film EASY MONEY, will play the violin in former PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS' band when he closes the Coachella Festival. Haydn,...

British Waters Blasts Clinton, Backs Obama

Former PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS is praying U.S. presidential hopeful HILLARY CLINTON doesn't get into The White House - because he's certain she'll start a war with Iran. The British bassist hopes Clinton's Democrat...

Waters Loves His Status As A Heart-throb

PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS is delighted he now attracts legions of young women at his live shows - because they're more likely to wave their knickers at him. The bassist, 64, admits his audiences...

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...

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