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The Beatles Beat Jackson To Top Another Albums Poll

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...

Pink Floyd Numb Riff Tops Poll

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...

Barrett's Bicycle Auction

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...

Pop Mogul In Coma After Polo Fall

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...

Gilmour Concerts Cancelled Over Safety Fears

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)...

Barrett Tribute Gig

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...

Rockers Pay Tribute To Barrett

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...

Lost Floyd Film With Barrett Surfaces

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...

Former Managers Pay Tribute To Pink Floyd Genius

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)...

Coxon Saddened By Barrett's Death

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...

Bowie Pays Tribute To Barrett

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...

Gilmour And Waters Pay Tribute To Barrett

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...

Syd Barrett Dies

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...

Gilmour Holding Back Pink Floyd Reunion

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...

Mason Proud To Be An Influence

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...

Wright Predicts Pink Floyd Live 8 Return

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...

Gilmour On 'George's' Graffiti

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,...

Pink Floyd Trio Hint At Reunion

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...

Waters Calls For West Bank Barrier To Be Torn Down

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...

Waters' Graffiti On West Bank Barrier

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...

Pink Floyd Top Contactmusic.com Live 8 Poll

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...

Teen Apologises For Grohl Death Story

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...

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

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...

Mason Hopes Pink Floyd Will Reform

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON insists the legendary band will only reform when they are truly at peace with each other, and no amount of money can push them into it. Frontman DAVE GILMOUR and...

John And Gilmour Triumph At Mojo Awards

SIR ELTON JOHN and DAVID GILMOUR were the big name winners at the Mojo Music Awards held in London last night (05JUN06). The ROCKET MAN was inducted into the British rock 'n' roll magazine's Hall...

Gilmour Earns Too Much

PINK FLOYD legend DAVE GILMOUR is disgusted by the financial gulf between celebrities and key workers including nurses and teachers, and insists he earns too much. The WISH YOU WERE HERE star, 60, feels awkward...

Floyd's Dark Side Marks 1,500 Weeks On Us Chart

PINK FLOYD's landmark DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album scored another major record in America last week (ends05MAY06) by becoming the first recording to spend 1,500 weeks on the Billboard charts. The 1973 album was...

Will Young Wins Best Artist

British singer WILL YOUNG has beaten SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, PINK FLOYD and COLDPLAY to be crowned the UK's favourite artist in the annual Music Week May Day Poll. The singer, who shot to fame when...

Clapton Headlines Pro-hunt Concert

PUBLISHED IN 2006 ERIC CLAPTON has agreed to headline a controversial seven-hour concert supporting the Countryside Alliance in its fight to lift the ban on fox hunting in the UK. The TEARS IN HEAVEN hitmaker,...

Pink Floyd Star Requests New Israeli Venue

LATEST: PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS has requested that his upcoming Tel Aviv, Israel, gig be moved to a joint Jewish-Arab community after pressure from Palestinian political activists. The COMFORTABLY NUMB hitmaker will now stage...

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