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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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Roger Waters performs onstage during Desert Trip 2016 held at The Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, United States - Sunday 16th October 2016

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Roger Waters - 19th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball at The Plaza Hotel - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016

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Roger Waters The Wall Trailer


In 1979, Pink Floyd released their legendary number one album 'The Wall' and followed with an extraordinary mini tour. The show, curated by Roger Walters, was appropriately resurrected in 1990 - following the monumental fall of the Berlin Wall - as an expression of freedom and unity, and now comes to the big screen for the first time ever for the 25th anniversary. Waters' show in Germany is still the biggest selling solo performance ever recorded, and even now the message behind the set-up is still appropriate to modern day society. Now fans can delve deeper in the world of 'The Wall' with an insight from Waters himself on his inspirations for the songs, plus an in-conversation piece between Waters and Nick Mason entitled The Simple Facts.

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Explore The Deep Themes Of 1992's 'Amused To Death' With Roger Waters [Video]


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Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters is set to re-release his last solo album, 1992's 'Amused To Death', as a re-mastered and re-mixed edition this summer, and as he gears up to unleash it once again upon the world, he takes us through his thinking process for each song.

Roger WatersRoger Waters opens up about 'Amused To Death' themes

Exploring themes like war, religion, politics and humanity in ever more whimsical and sardonic ways, Roger Waters really didn't hold back with 'Amused To Death'. An intelligent, conceptual collection mostly based on material from Neil Postman's book 'Amusing Ourselves to Death', he steered away from the pop conformity of love, sex and partying to deliver some more important messages - most of which are very much still relevant two decades on. 

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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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Stephen Hawking To Feature On New Pink Floyd Album ‘The Endless River’


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The voice of physicist Stephen Hawking will appear on Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River, on a tracked titled, ‘Talkin' Hawkin.’

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It’s not the first time the band have used the physicist's synthesised voice. Hawking can be heard narrating, ‘Keep Talkin’’ a track from The Division Bell which sampled a British Telecom advert featuring the professor. ‘Talkin' Hawkin’ is not thought to be a sequel to the 1994 track.

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Roger Waters Concedes 'The Wall' Is "Anti-War, Protest Movie"


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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says his new movie Roger Waters: The Wall should be viewed as a protest against the growing spread of armed conflict, rather than a concert documentary. The movie - which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday (September 6, 2014) - documents Waters' three yearlong The Wall Live tour.

Roger WatersRoger Waters' movie received a standing ovation from the Toronto crowd

However, it also includes sections of Waters visiting war cemeteries, including the grave of his father, who died in World War I. The concert itself features projections of veterans and people who died in wars.

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Everything You Need To Know About Pink Floyd's New Album, 'The Endless River'


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Fans of the psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd are in for a promising fall. Apparently the iconic rockers have a new album on the way title The Endless River. Most interesting though, is how the news was announced. 

Roger WatersRoger Waters was not involved in 'The Endless River' [Getty/Neilson Barnard]

David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson leaked the news via Twitter. She stated: "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful." Presumably, by "based" she meant that recordings from the late keyboardist Rick Wright (who died of cancer in 2008 at age 65) were beefed up with overdubs by Gilmour and Nick Mason. Samson co-wrote many of the lyrics featured on the band's 1994 album The Division Bell, so it's very possible she contributed to the soon-to-be released album.  

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Laurie Durning and Roger Waters - The Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artist Dinner held at Balthazer - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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Video - Cate Blanchett Turns Heads At 'The Monuments Men' Premiere - Part 2


Cate Blanchett arrives at the world premiere of 'The Monuments Men' held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York wearing an elegant, long-sleeved, ankle-length, polka-dot dress. Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge and 'Gravity' director Alfonso Cuaron joined her at the event.

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Roger Waters - World Premiere of "The Monuments Men" - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 5th February 2014

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Scarlett Johansson Gets The Open Letter Treatment From Roger Waters


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An open letter seems to be the go-to thing to do when a celebrity misbehaves, and that’s what Roger Waters has employed to take Scarlett Johansson to task for going into cohorts with Sodastream, the controversial ‘let’s-make-that-drink-fizzy’ company operating out of Isreal’s West Bank.

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson has ceased her work with Oxfam over the Sodastream debacle

Waters penned the open letter in response to Johansson’s defence of Sodastream, saying the company is keen on mending relationships. “SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights,” she said.

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Roger Waters - American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History - New York City, United States - Thursday 21st November 2013

Roger Waters To Take Pink Floyd's The Wall On Stadium Tour


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Roger Waters has announced that he’ll be bringing a revised version of seminal Pink Floyd album The Wall to stadiums across Europe in the new year, admitting that his attitude towards playing such large venues had warmed somewhat since playing with the ‘Floyd back in their heyday.

Such was Waters' discontent with playing such large arenas in the '70s that The Wall’s live show was constructed partly as a way of protesting against live performance, the group finishing the set famously behind a wall that had been built during the show. Now though he’s a fan. "There's something about connecting with that many people outdoors, which is actually extremely gratifying," Waters said during the tour announcement, reports The Independent.

"When I was a kid, I did not get that experience, I didn't like it," he said. "Back in '75 and '77 when we were touring with Pink Floyd and we were playing soccer stadiums, I rather disliked it. It felt like we were very disconnected but I think that disconnection was actually a projection of the disconnection that existed in the band more than about us and the audience.”

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Roger Waters

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